Ricky Martin Admits He’s Gay

Ricky Martin Admits He’s Gay

Ricky Martin with his twin sons

Ricky Martin with his twin sons, born in August 2008

After years of not responding to the tabloid rumors that he is gay, Ricky Martin took to his personal website today to tell his fans, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”

In his statement, Martin talks about what led him to finally set the record, ahem, straight:

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…”

Read his full statement at rickymartin.com

Rock on, Ricky. -Dr.FB



  • NakedMuscl3
    Posted at 12:11h, 30 March

    Yeah, Latinos make the world go round.

  • LexAve456
    Posted at 10:18h, 30 March

    While this really isn’t news, I’m glad that he feels free enough to tell us who he really is. There is nothing more freeing that knowing who you are and accepting it. I wish Ricky nothing but the best and I hope that he will inspire other people who are stuggling with homosexuality that it’s ok to be you, especially the latinos. Great stuff!

  • Georgie
    Posted at 01:05h, 30 March

    I’m relieved for the bloke but hasn’t this always been general knowledge? I personally think he’s been an absolute coward in not coming out sooner. Not a good message for young sexually confused boys, like it is something to be ashamed of. Bad Ricky!

  • Amalia
    Posted at 23:30h, 29 March

    He is still eye candy!

  • NakedMuscl3
    Posted at 20:52h, 29 March

    Ricky is a very nice guy in person, very genuine. I wish him nothing but the best and congrats for coming out.

  • paulito1999
    Posted at 20:29h, 29 March

    Beauties Ricky!! Congrats!! & Peace.

  • justmemuchlove
    Posted at 17:33h, 29 March

    Awww beautiful boys
    And like the good doc said.. Rock on Ricky

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