Ricky Martin comes out!

By DeusExMacintosh

Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin has announced he is gay, ending years of speculation over his sexuality.

Martin, who has sold more than 60 million albums, said in a statement on his website he was “proud to say” he was “a fortunate homosexual man”.

He added that he had kept his sexuality hidden because advisers had told him coming out could hurt his career.

Martin’s biggest hit is Livin’ La Vida Loca – a 1999 single that reached number one in more than 20 countries. The singer, who began his career in the 1980s with Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, also had hits with She Bangs and Shake Your Bon Bon.

Martin, who fathered two children with a surrogate mother two years ago, said his decision to write his memoirs had helped him to free “things that were too heavy to keep inside”.

BBC News


  1. Posted March 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    In other news, dog bites man.

  2. Peter Patton
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink


    A friend of mine did not tell his family until he was in his mid 20s. He called a family meeting. Apparently, they were all very anxious. When he made the announcement, his mother said “is that it? You’ve put us through all this worry just to tell us you’re gay. Well Der! Of course you’re bloody gay. We all knew long before you did!” 🙂

  3. Peter Patton
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I know another guy who comes from a very wealthy grazing family. He returned to the property in his late 20s, after a stint in banking in the city. He had his own ‘cottage’ on the property, but never told his family he was gay. He was pretty tortured/closeted about it actually. About three years ago – after he’d been back on the farm for 10 years – his father took him right out into the very far corner of the property (about 20,000 acres), and said, “so son, are you are a wally woofter, or what?” My mate replied, “no dad, I’m gay.” His father replied, “well what the bloody hell are you doing wasting your life out on this dump? Remember no-one loves a fairy when she’s 40!”

    He now lives in Paris.

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