Ricky Martin: ‘I Wish I Could Come Out Again’
If Ricky Martin could do one thing over, he would come out again.
Martin, 42, didn’t come out until 2010, a decade after his hits like “She Bangs” and “She’s All I Ever Had” made him a worldwide superstar.
“It felt amazing,” he said on KIIS FM. “I wish I could come out again because that moment felt very blissful.”
Martin said he received tons of love and support.
“It really feels amazing and then when it happens, you realize all your fears were in your head,” he said. “The amount of support I received…from the media, [and] obviously my fans and my family was amazing. Unfortunately society just pushes us to believe that our feelings are evil.”
Martin is the father of two twin five-year-old boys, Matteo and Valentino, born to a surrogate mother in 2008.
“When I held them in my arms for the first time…it’s about honesty and transparency and I want my kids to grow up in an open household where they don’t have to lie about their daddy,” he said. “Eventually they’re going to go to a school and they’re going to be asked and I just want them to see it as my dad is the coolest man on the face of the earth and he loves me and I love my dad. It doesn’t matter who is or where he comes from or what he’s made of.”
Martin came out on his website saying he is a “fortunate homosexual man” who is “very blessed to be who I am.” He was dating economist Carlos Gonzalez, but the two ended their three year relationship in January.
Ricky Martin is currently a coach on The Voice Australia with Kylie Minogue, will.i.am. and Joel Madden.
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