- Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe in May, 1994
- Sushmita and Ricky Martin reportedly had a brief affair after that
- Ricky Martin's Maria is said to have been inspired by Sushmita
Sushmita Sen is a single parent to two daughters - Alisah, 8, and Renee, 18. She adopted Renee in 2000 and Alisah in 2010. Ricky Martin became a parent to twin boys Matteo and Valentino in August 2008 through surrogacy. Two years later, he came out as gay and earlier this year announced he's married to Jwan Yosef, his partner of two years.
muchas gracias @gilvania_rosalia for sharing this cherished memory!!! our first meeting in #mexico #lasprisas #acapulco I was 18yrs old & @ricky_martin was 22 then! Now, I have two daughters & he has two sons born from the heart Our journeys have truly embodied "livin la vida loca" literally meaning 'the crazy life' #sharing #memories #smiles of a truly WONDERFUL SOUL!!! To your #happiness Ricky #teamo
Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe in May, 1994 and the throwback photo appears to be from a meeting after she won the pageant. The 43rd Miss Universe was held in Manila in May when she was yet to celebrate her 18th birthday (November 19). After her big win at the beauty pageant, Sushmita and Ricky Martin reportedly had a brief affair. Ricky Martin's popular track Maria, which was released in 1995, is also said to have been inspired by the singer's acquaintance with Sushmita Sen.
Whether the two remained in touch over the years or not is not known but there was some sort of reaction from Sushmita Sen after Ricky Martin opened up about his sexuality in 2010. After he came out as gay, Sushmita appeared the least bit surprised and had told DNA: "All the time I have known him, I've been so proud of him. It takes tremendous courage to accept your own DNA. I knew he was gay. More power to him. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to love who you want to and that's a choice no one can make for you."
Sushmita Sen is known for her interesting Instagram posts. She was last seen in Bengali film Nirbaak and is best known for movies like Main Hoon Na, Biwi No 1 and Tumko Na Bhool Payenge.