Ricky Martin: ‘I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man’

Father of twins, Ricky Martin has officially come out of the closet as a gay man, posting the following message on his website today:

“This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

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”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. 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.

If someone asked me today, “Ricky, what are you afraid of?” I would answer “the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war…child slavery, terrorism…the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.” But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.

What will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution.

I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.

RM”

8/17/2009
Ricky Martin and the twins – just because

Valentino and Matteo Martin [18-months] accompanied their daddy, Ricky Martin, on a play date to the beach!

And luckily for us, Ricky posted the new pics on his Twitter page.

Sharing personal photos of himself enjoying the sun and surf with the boys on his website, Martin, 37, says that fatherhood “feels amazing.”

I’m so happy! Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing,” Martin says of his 1-year-old twins. “This has been the most spiritual moment in my life.”

6/23/2009
Ricky Martin: I have never talked about who my heart belongs to

Last week, Puerto Rican magazine TV Aqui published a tease on its cover claiming that Ricky Martin told them his heart could belong to a man or woman. But the teaser isn’t true.

Andrés Duque of Blabbeando translated a video of the actual interview with Martin:

“Eh, the heart of Ricky Martin? Look, whether it has or doesn’t have a male owner or a female owner, I have never spoken about that topic, so don’t…”

Duque also points out that the same issue of the magazine published a poll implying that if Martin is gay, he is less masculine because of it.

WATCH VIDEO OF INTERVIEW:

1/3/2009
First pic of Ricky Martin’s twins!

People has the first photo of Matteo and Valentino Martin!

Born via surrogate in early August, Ricky Martin’s 4-month-old twin boys make their debut in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday.

A “joyful” Martin, 36, spoke with People at home in Puerto Rico about his desire to be a parent, the decision seek the help of a surrogate and caring for twins – with no nanny.

Ricky says: “I don’t have a nanny. I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment. I have a personal assistant who helps me, someone who takes care of me while I’m taking care of them, but I’m the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep. For any parent, the first couple of months tend to get a little bit intense…Adoption was one option, but it’s complicated and can take a long time. Surrogacy was an intriguing and faster option. I thought, ‘I’m going to jump into this with no fear.’…I love to read books to my sons and tell them stories. I play music for them so they develop their own personalities. I want to give them information and raise them with honesty and love, and give them self-esteem and a lot of acceptance.”

9 thoughts on “Ricky Martin: ‘I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man’

  • January 3, 2009 at 11:34 am
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    “I want to give them information and raise them with honesty”

    How about leading by example?? What sort of honesty is he teaching them by being in the closet all this time when it’s glaringly obvious he’s gay?

  • December 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm
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    How wonderful to see a man doing this on his own–intentionally! I love it!

  • December 30, 2008 at 6:52 am
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    That’s terrific that these two little soul’s share their life-long journey to such an aspiring, talented ,influiencal person such as Ricky Martin.May threw life they all bring happiness and joy to one another.

  • December 13, 2008 at 7:18 am
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    Not to brag or anything but we went to the same elementary school in Puerto Rico (Sacred Heart School at University Gardens)from 3rd grade till he was chosen to be in the kids group MENUDO. Kikito as we call him; deserves all the right to be a parent, you can ask anyone who knew or knows him.
    Way to go dear friend!! the kids are beautiful, and you know we’ll always support you. Nicky Ramos

  • October 21, 2009 at 2:56 am
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    Ricky Martin may or may not be gay, and if he is out to himself (if he is in fact gay) then that is all that matters. He doesn’t have to be out publicly unless that is what he chooses and what he feels is the right thing to do for himself, his career and now his family.

    His statements to me sound like he IS honest with himself, and is going to raise his kids with acceptance and love. Sounds like every GLBT kids’ dream family. Sure if he’s gay it’d be nice for him to step up and be the glbt role model/spokesperson, but that’s not what he set out to do. He set out to be a performer, and the way he shakes it sells. He doesn’t exploit being gay, or his family.

  • June 23, 2009 at 9:09 pm
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    when are they going to leave him alone?!

  • June 20, 2009 at 12:06 am
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    How we each lead our lives is our choice. What does it matter if he’s gay? You seem to imply that by not admitting it to himself Ricky couldn’t possibly be honest or teach his sons honesty. Ever heard of “Don’t do what I did son, it wasn’t the best choice”, plus given the attitudes towards gay people, if Ricky is gay I can’t say I for one blame him for not coming out. Let the man be, I for one wish him & his family all the best.

  • August 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm
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    Ricky we love you and we all know your GAY. be honest so you can teach your boys to be honest. I’m a gay mom out of the closet and honest about it to my son.

  • October 4, 2009 at 1:29 am
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    I would love to invite all of the gay parents over to my twitter. I love Ricky for doing this, but hopefully he helps bring awareness to others like us. My twitter “familyblendz”. Or blog “familyblendz.blogspot.com”

    Love you Ricky

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