While he was already singing before the world got to meet him, Ricky Garcia embraced the spotlight in 2013 when he auditioned to enter the season three of the singing competition – X-Factor. The beginning was tough on him as he, alongside Emery Kelly (a solo artist) and Jon Klaasen (his group member) were eliminated from the competition at the boot camp stage.
However, judge Simon Cowell saw something promising in the trio and decided to join them to form a band under the moniker Forever in Your Mind. The trio didn’t win the competition but made the most of the opportunity and till date, they are still waxing strong though Jon had to leave the pop boy band at some point and was replaced by Emery’s cousin Liam Attridge.
Who Is Ricky Garcia?
He is an American youngster of versatile talent, a singer, an actor and has also dabbled into modeling. He was born as the youngest among three brothers on January 22, 1999. His birthplace is in his father’s place of service at the time. Ricky’s father who served in the Navy was stationed at the Puerto Rico military base of the US Navy. From there, his family relocated to Texas where the stage was set for Ricky to explore his horizon in the entertainment sphere. Subsequently, he made it to the X-Factor contest and got a chance to share his talent and also became a part of a boy band both in 2013. The band known as Forever in Your Mind has songs like She Lights the World, Sweet Little Something, Hurricane, Enough About Me and Smooth to their credit. Additionally, they have performed with big shots in the industry like Demi Lovato, Jesse McCartney, and Fifth Harmony while on their DigiTour in 2015. The trio has also been on television, performing on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ during their appearance on the show.
There’s also a fresh Disney comedy show which will feature the three members of the pop boy band (Ricky Garcia, Emery Kelly and Liam Attridge) as brothers who later turned into vampires.
Aside from the aforementioned, Ricky has appeared in other movies and TV shows even before he started making waves as a singer. He appeared in the sitcom Best Friends Whenever and made guest appearances on television shows like Girl Meets World and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He also played a role in the film Mantervention in 2014.
In addition to music, acting, and modeling, Ricky Garcia also has a passion for sports with baseball, surfing, and snowboarding taking center stage in his sports interest.
A lot of speculations have been making the rounds as regards the singer’s love life with special attention thrown at his sexual orientation. Though it is expected if his star status is to be considered but there are a few records to be set straight here and the details are available below.
Who Is Ricky Garcia Dating As Girlfriend, Or Is He Gay?
For the records, Ricky Garcia is not gay, at least that much can be deduced from his previous relationships. His most publicised relationship was with Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak but before she came into his life, there was Destiny Rogers with whom he went on ASKfm to confirm their love affair. Nevertheless, their relationship came crashing when his interest shifted to Chloe.
Ricky and Chloe, who were later nicknamed Clicky by fans, met in 2015 at the Radio Disney Music Awards and exchanged contacts but according to them, their relationship only became official after their second meeting at the Digifest. Subsequently, they started attending award shows and premieres as a couple. They also made their relationship official on social media by confirming the speculations and flooded their accounts with pictures of them together to the delight of their numerous fans.
Also, the pair supported each other by making appearances in their respective music and YouTube videos; Ricky’s music video “Wrapped Up for Christmas” features Chloe while the singer equally made an appearance on one of Chloe’s YouTube videos. Sadly, it wasn’t long before the adorable pair called time on their relationship, citing encroachment of their busy schedules. Fans didn’t like this and dragged Ricky on the streets of social media for it, especially after he was spotted with model Beatrice Vendramin.