(Reuters) – Latin pop star Ricky Martin on Monday announced he was gay in a blog posting, ending years of speculation.
“I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” Martin wrote in a blog posting at http://www.rickymartinmusic.com.
“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 were born with,” Martin wrote.
Martin, 38, became a father to twin sons via a surrogate in 2008 and at the time no details were given about the birth or the mother.
The Puerto Rican singer of hits such as “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” has long been the subject of speculation about his sexuality. In 2000, TV journalist Barbara Walters grilled him about whether he was gay, but he refused to disclose it.
Anybody surprised? Didn’t think so. I’m glad we can all put this to rest, because not only were we all so unsure of Ricky Martin’s sexuality, but it was that important as well. Here’s a timeline of Ricky Martin’s significance in my life…. 1999: Martin bursts onto the scene with “Livin La Vida Loca”; 2004: William Hung gains notoriety for his cover of Martin’s “She Bangs”; 2010: Martin confirms he is gay.
As you can see, it’s been long storied history. It feels really good to finally close the case on this one. At least he’s a “fortunate homosexual man,” as opposed to an unfortunate one. Maybe I’m over-analyzing here, but I take that to mean that a fortunate homosexual man is one who can get women, but chooses to be gay; while an unfortunate homosexual man is one who couldn’t get women so they had to resort to men. Am I mistaken here?
March 29th, 2010 at 6:34 pm
Pretty funny stuff. I can barely remember what he looks like! I’d say that’s a fair assessment of “fortunate/unfortunate” homosexual.
March 30th, 2010 at 8:09 am
It took you this long to figure it out ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!! Hints, bachelor pad in South Beach , Miami. Was never seen in the company of females when in a night club. Loved to salsa with a bunch of guys when out on the town. Shouldn’t that have been enough of a hint ?
Never mind though his memoir should be filled with intrigue . All that sexual pillow talk and biting should make for ideal reading for all of his fans both male and female. Living La Vida Loca now gets a new meaning when Ricky sings it don’t you think ?
March 30th, 2010 at 6:28 pm
No no no…. It didn’t take this long for ME to figure it out…. It just took Ricky Martin this long to come out. I wasn’t surprised in the least!
March 31st, 2010 at 9:28 am
The one thing I’ll say for a lot of homosexual guys is that their females friends be they lesbian or heterosexual are normally so hot ! That you have to wonder whether or not they’re tempted to return to the regular lifestyle.
Two of my closest friends are actually homosexual. One works in the office here as an attorney and the other works as a partner in the interior design firm that he and my girlfriend and their partners own.
We’ll jab at each other in jest about it all but at the end of the day I respect their decision to live as they so wish. My only caveat and fear is that they do not espouse that lifestyle to kids until their old enough to make that decision for themselves.
March 31st, 2010 at 9:37 am
Ricky’s problem was he didn’t know whether ot not he could keep up the facade knowing full well that if he were ‘outed’ then he’d have been ridiculed in the press and tv media alike.
Now with a biography coming out , he’ll make a killing financially. And perhaps record another CD.
March 30th, 2010 at 8:49 am
mceezy & chappy
If Martin, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert were to now form a trio . Would that make them the ‘Three Homos’ ? As akin to the Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short movie ‘ The Three Amigos’ .
March 30th, 2010 at 12:05 pm
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Do you like Nappy Roots ?
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March 30th, 2010 at 6:33 pm
I do have a couple of their albums. I love them in theory, being all country and what not, but there’s only a handful of songs I like THAT much. “Roll Again” is my jam….
March 31st, 2010 at 9:31 am
Not all of their material is country influenced in terms of rap.
In the office I’ll be playing them one minute and then reverting to jazz or classical as the mood sees fit. It’s the only way that I can productive work done throughout the day . And that’s by listening to music while I’m poring over tables and financials for corporate entities .
October 31st, 2010 at 9:01 am
“Am I mistaken here?”
Yes, you are and you are very rude – trashing other people makes you feel good?
October 31st, 2010 at 11:47 am
Actually I challenge you to point out where I was trashing him. All I said was I wasn’t surprised he was gay. I even went a step further to question why he called himself a “fortunate homosexual man,” because it implies that other gay men are unfortunate.