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Ricky Martin Admits That He Is Gay

Ricky Martin Proud to Be a "Fortunate Homosexual Man"

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am." Those are the words of Ricky Martin, who took to his website today to step out of the closet and announce to the world that he is gay. The sexy singer's sexuality has been in question for a while, but he finally revealed it, now that he's in an "amazing emotional place."

Explaining why he decided to keep his homosexuality to himself, Ricky said he was seduced by fear and insecurity:

"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.'"

But now he believes he will be a better father by being true to himself.

Based on his statement, you can tell that coming out has been a personal and professional struggle for Ricky. In the entertainment business, musicians like him succeed thanks to their personalities, sex appeal, and overall image. But as homosexuality becomes more accepted in America, perhaps celebrities like Ricky will feel less inclined to hide their sexuality. Hopefully his announcement today is a step toward that reality.

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janneth janneth 7 years
I actually didn't know he was gay. But I am glad he can be himself now.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
file this under "duh" and "good for him" and "it was none of my bi'ness"
Frenched Frenched 7 years
It's true when people say that it's more difficult to come out to the Latin American community because homosexuality is still so unaccepted but, I think that it's great that he's finally admitted it. I'm sure he must feel so much better now that he doesn't have to hide that part of who he is.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
See, Fuzzles, I think my cat is smarter than me. :P
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm not surprised. I already knew.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i agree with everyone else, that i'm not surprised (and didn't realize he hadn't already come out) but i'm happy he's found the courage to tell his truth, and i'm also happy he feels FORTUNATE in life. this sets a great example for his kids, and i agree, it will make him a better father now that everything is laid out on the line. good for their family!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
he has a large Latin audience where homosexuality just is not as accepted culturally, so I'm certain this has been a major struggle and am proud of him for being true to himself, he is setting a lovely example for his kids
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I kind of thought it was nice he was keeping his personal life personal. Why come out now?
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Good for him. And I like that he's trying to send his kids a message with this.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I didn't know he denied it. I've always assumed he was gay, so it's not a surprise. Ah. But at least he's come out, good for him.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Does this surprise anyone? Anyhow, I think that its good for him that he was finally able to come out of the closet! Being gay is just part of a person's sexuality, it should not define the person.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Lyv, Yeah, I think even my cat knew. And he's got a walnut-sized brain. ;)
Lyv Lyv 7 years
"Less inclined to hide their sexuality", really ? The only people Ricky Martin could hide his sexuality from were the legally blind.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
I'm pretty sure the whole world knew he was gay. Good for him for opening up about what was pretty much common knowledge.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Well good for him. Personally I think his sexuality was already settled opinion among the general public years ago and photo's of him and his handsome partner laying out on the beach don't help any element of secrecy. I wish him all the best.
zzleigh zzleigh 7 years
I was literally just wiki-ing him two weeks ago to see if he managed to come out yet. It seemed so obvious but I'm glad he finally found the courage!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Huh. I had forgotten all about Ricky Martin until now. I didn't even realize he hadn't come out yet. Good for him.
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