The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

98° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat


    Ricky Martin: ‘I am a fortunate homosexual man’

    Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin has opened up about his sexuality on his website. “”I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,”” wrote Martin on Monday. “”I am very blessed to be who I am.””

    In the blog post, Martin talks about being a father to two boys, who were born in 2008 via a surrogate. The birth of his children inspired him to come out.

    “”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,'”” wrote Martin. “”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.””

    The “”Livin’ la Vida Loca”” singer’s sexuality has been speculated about for years, but he’s never directly addressed it.

    Martin got his start in the ’80s Latin boy band Menudo. His solo career took off in 1999, with the release of his first English-language album. 

    More to Discover
    Activate Search