Ricky Martin is a “fortunate homosexual”

Ricky Martin with sonsRicky Martin has revealed he is gay. The 38-year-old singer has previously alluded to being bisexual, but finally revealed on his website yesterday (29.03.10) he is gay, saying he is “proud” of who he is. Writing on his official site, rickymartinmusic.com, he said: “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Ricky also revealed the birth of his twin boys Matteo and Valentino in August 2008 — who he had through a surrogate — convinced him to admit his sexuality. He said: “To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids were born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen five or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.” The ‘She Bangs’ singer revealed people had tried to stop him from coming out, saying it would destroy his career. He said: “Many people told me, ‘Ricky it’s not important’, ‘it’s not worth it’, ‘all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse.’ Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. “Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.”

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  1. gdiddy • March 30, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

    uhhh, not really a surprise

  2. Gwen Collins • March 30, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

    Who relaly cares nowadays?! Wasn’t a surprise to hear it confirmed.

  3. Tara • March 30, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

    duh. lol.

  4. anon • March 30, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

    It doesn’t matter if he is gay or not. It was his music that counted! And back at that time, I really liked his songs! (His sons are adorable!)

  5. revolver • March 30, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

    she bangs she bangs.. but it does nothing for me LMAO!

  6. Joshua • March 30, 2010 @ 2:46 PM

    Yeah its not shocking to me either that he is gay, though it is nice to see him come out and say it. That’s what is impressive.

  7. mandee • March 30, 2010 @ 3:47 PM

    its sad, everyone disrespects adam lambert because he is gay and enjoys making music, but when ricky admits hes gay everyone says its a good thing. i think its great that he is finally happy in his own skin and willing to admit who he is. i agree, his babies are adorable!

  8. revolver • March 30, 2010 @ 3:55 PM

    Ddam Lambert is disrespected because he acts like an idiot, it has nothing to do with his sexuality.

  9. tributegirl • March 30, 2010 @ 5:57 PM

    I agree, revolver, Adam being gay means nothing to me, it’s his actions & words that have turned me off him. Although I still love his music!
    I’m glad Ricky is no longer living a lie, that must be a very difficult way to live.

  10. Mack • March 30, 2010 @ 11:05 PM

    Ricky Martin I wish you all the best in your future. just becuase your gay doesnt mean people wont accept you the world has changed with people coming out gay. Who cares if your gay or straight you should be proud for who you are. dont worry a lot people will accept you for who you are. I still like you the same it doesnt matter to me if your gay or straight your still a person with feelings just like anybody else in this world. from Mack.

  11. mandee • March 31, 2010 @ 1:15 PM

    adam wasnt being “an idiot” when he was on american idol and he lost because he wears nail polish and make up. no one that ran that show was going to allow someone like adam to win, thats why chris won. he looks like your every day boy and he doesnt have half the talent of adam. also, im not sure when adam was being “an idiot” other than that one thing about susan, and actually hes entitled to his own opinion about susan and her music, people come on here and bash stars all the time (adam lambert for one) and no one accuses those people of being “idiots” and that that is the reason they dont have a job, they arent successful, etc etc.

  12. CHRISTOPHER • March 31, 2010 @ 1:48 PM

    Ricky. Keep up the good work (singing). Your life with your family is just as important. That’s what realy matters.From: Christopher.

  13. tributegirl • March 31, 2010 @ 7:26 PM

    Adam wasn’t being an idiot on AI, it was afterwards, I don’t think the Susan comments were the only thing. And I don’t think he lost AI because he wore makeup and nail polish, if that were the case, I don’t think the execs would have let him get as far as he did.

  14. Carol • March 31, 2010 @ 8:02 PM

    Ok, aside from me, who isn’t gay these days…this is not even news anymore. Who cares? I mean, honestly I’m so sick of everyone making a big deal like we are living in the 70’s or something. Ok, so he’s gay, so go do your stuff with you man/men and keep it on the down low like other people who respect themselves and know what is appropriate in public and what isn’t.
    This whole gay thing ticks me off. So what, now he’s special? Wow, Ricki is gay…woop-de-doo! Maybe we could have a new reality show called Gay Island or something…surprised they haven’t come up with that by now…try to turn the gay man straight and the straight man gay…now there’s a reality show!
    I am heterosexual…Is that news anyone???

  15. mandee • April 1, 2010 @ 3:16 AM

    tg, can you give me some examples of how he was being an idiot? i really have no idea what youre talking about because, like ive said numerous times 😛 , this is the only place i read or follow anything about celebs. i rarely watch tv and when i do its not the news or celeb gossip stuff. i dont watch concerts, music videos, not really much of anything. mainly just house, nurse jackie and when its on durham county.

    carol, i think its news that youre heterosexual, i was unable to tell for sure yanno, since its just a computer. 😛

  16. tributegirl • April 1, 2010 @ 3:32 PM

    The concert he had, where he grinded buddy’s face into his crotch, etc, that was pretty offensive to a lot of people, and there were probably a lot of kids there whose parents were not expecting that, plus I’m pretty sure he’s made a lot of bad comments in the last year or so. I remember his father saying he didn’t know where all this was coming from, because it wasn’t how he was raised.
    Anyway, I still don’t think he lost AI because he was gay, I think they would have ousted him from the start if it was because of that. Also, they’ve had other gay people on there, no biggie.
    Carol, are you sure you aren’t gay? I mean, maybe you are and don’t know it yet! lol, just joking!

  17. mandee • April 1, 2010 @ 5:04 PM

    ohhhh ok. thanks for clearing that up. i didnt hear about any of that except the concert and him rubbing someones face in his crotch. im sure that right now his ego is HUGE, he finally got his dream. maybe he will calm down after a year or 2 and become himself again.

  18. Pavel • April 1, 2010 @ 5:15 PM

    That’s a good-looking yummy Daddy. Kids are cute too. I would love to be your significant other. 😀

  19. Carol • April 2, 2010 @ 9:36 AM

    TG, I am SURE I am not gay. I think I might do a heterosexual story with Tribute that I’ve come out, I’m straight…lol, let’s see what kind of comments that gets. BEING GAY IS NOT NEWS ANYMORE…When Ellen Degeneres came out, then it was news. Now is it a failed attempt to bring yourself back in the spotlight. People know you are gay Ricky, who cares? Not news at all.

  20. mandee • April 2, 2010 @ 3:13 PM

    lol carol. and youre right, he may be a good singer, but he sucks at “acting” haha. i knew he was gay just listening to the first song he ever did. i didnt even have to see him. poor guy, thought he had the whole world fooled lol.

  21. Liam • April 4, 2010 @ 3:40 PM

    Oh that dude makes me all wild over. Crazy south american hunk of beef. Woof!

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