The Star behind ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ a single in the late 1990’s that went reached fame world wide by going #1 in over 20 countries ends decades of debate by announcing to the world “I am proud to be gay.”
Rickie Martin, Star of ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ Announces He Is Gay!
Ricky Martin has been the earthly embodiment of the term ‘Latin Lover’ ever since he came out on to the world stage shacking his bonbon back in 1980’s as a member of the tin boy band Menudo.
On the topic of his sexuality, Ricky has always been a little shy. When News Anchor Barbara Walters pinned him with that question on a live news feed, Martin replied by asking a question, a simple trick to avoid giving a direct answer.
In the process of compiling his memoirs, a very deep and personal experience, Martin acknowledged to inner need to be honest with himself and the world at large. On his blog, Ricky wrote “he felt blessed to be who he was.”
Ricky Martin joins the ranks of gay men, who are becoming fathers by the method of surrogate mothers, he states that becoming a father freed him “things that were too heavy to keep inside.”