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Ricky Martin --

'I Am a

Fortunate Homosexual'

3/29/2010 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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has revealed that he is a gay man.

Martin -- who has dodged questions of his sexuality for years -- just posted the following message on his official website: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

Martin says the birth of his twin sons led to his decision to come out -- and according to the singer, "To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with."

Ricky's kids were born in August 2008.

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136.

Chrissy    

Congrats to Ricky for comming out! Now he can be free to live his life as the person he really is without hiding it from the rest of the world. I bet this is a hugh weight lifted off his shoulders and now he can finally be at peace with himself and his life from this day forward. Yes, it was probably very hard for him to come out but sooner or later I'm sure he realized that he had to live his own life and not worry about what others may say or think about him. I love you Ricky and thanks for being honest and true!!

1618 days ago
137.

kimmy    

it is very sickening to still hear these jokes in the comments about this. This is exactly why some people are still staying in the "closet". Why would it be anybody's laughing stock and be condammed, for being one of God's creation. Especially, when as beautiful and successful as Ricky. When people sees him, they think of sex, because he is so sexy for gay and straights. Ricky does not deserved to be put down as a decent beautiful human being, stop your jokes. Stop trying to get smarted over this. Remeber any one of your loved ones in your family or friends can be gay, you won't know it. Every negative comment hurts them more than you know. You should be glad that Ricky publicly annouced it to give hope and pride back to people who are troublly from their sexual orientation and are too scare to tell you about it, because they are just afraid you will laugh at them just like you do it here. Ricky does not have to let you know his own private life. He did it because he is a great nice person. More love to you Ricky.

1618 days ago
138.

Gabby Levy    

why dont TMZ ask Ricky Martin about his romance with the actor Cristian de la Fuente?

1618 days ago
139.

iLLUMINATi    

This gets the "DUH!!!" of the century award! lol. BTW, kudos to TMZ for picking a pick of him that just yells "ssSLURP!" Hilarious!

1618 days ago
140.

shar    

This comment " I am a fortunate Homosexual" was a howl. He kept it hidden for years, if he was so proud/fortunate why wait. I think its to let us know he is alive and publicity. Who cares, really one song Ricky for me personally.

1618 days ago
141.

Chucky    

No news here; I think everyone has known for a while that Ricky's been living la vida homo. Good for him for being himself.

1618 days ago
142.

Doesitmatter    

Jeez ppl, the spelling in some of these comments is atrocious. If you are going to be a hater at least learn to spell first. He's gay, BFD! I'm sure there are more important things in this world to preach on and be more vocal about, try politics. As for the woman who is referring to cleaning her privates with her finger...talk about morally wrong. Have you ever heard of Massengil? If you choose to clean yourself with your finger I am sure that one could translate that into masturbation which, if I'm not mistaken, is considered a sin in the Bible as well. Nasty! And as a follow-up, bitter...table for one.

1618 days ago
143.

Stephanie    

We already knew. I'm just waiting for Ryan Seacrest to come out! :)

1618 days ago
144.

Jonna    

66. Ricky, everyone knew it and we really don't care WHAT you want to have sex with, because we don't care about you. We couldn't care less, why would anyone care who you're naked with? I just feel sorry for your little boys being raised in a household pushing same sex, sex. I have grown friends that were raised by a gay male couple and they said being raised in that environment, the older they got as kids, seeing two men making out and sleeping together, REALLY messed them up. They've been in therapy their entire adult lives. They wanted to be straight and had attraction to women, but their gay dads kept telling them they were gay like them, so they had relations with men becasue they didin't want to "upset" their 2 dads. Pretty sick. Gays, you think raising kids in your households isn't messing them up, bit IT IS. My friends are proof. One of them tried to kill himself once he was so depressed and disgusted by his upbringing and same sex parents. If gays want to be gay fine, but DO NOT bring or raise kids into your household and lifestyle. NOT healthy for babies to be raised as something they may NOT be.

Posted at 5:36PM on Mar 29th 2010 by Jay

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As if parents who are: drug addicts, alcoholics, workaholics, bullies, incesters, sexaholics, child abusers, religious zealots, don't send there children to therapy!?!? Hell, parents that are "normal" send there children to therapy. Give me a f'in break, living in this bigot'ed judgmental world sends people to therapy!

Quite frankly, everyone should get some therapy, it sure would make the world a nicer place.

And, to all the religious freaks; who wants to believe in such a judgmental GOD? I thought he preached things like "love one another" & "thou shalt not judge thy neighbor", yada...yada...yada..

1618 days ago
145.

Tammie    

Love you Ricky and it does not make you any different, you are still hot and make another mega hit to blew them all away!!! Shake your Bon Bon baby!!!
Bonnie

1618 days ago
146.

Carol    

This can't possibly come as a suprise to anyone?

1618 days ago
147.

Carole    

Who the F#@$ cares???!!!???

1618 days ago
148.

Jody    

Big surprise. Everyone has known this for about 20 years. Next Tom Cruise needs to come out of the closet. It will be just as big a surprise as Ricky's announcement. BTW, this is the chicken way to announce it. If he had any real conviction he would have gone on a talk show.

1618 days ago
149.

oh yeah    

please listen you spiritually blinded peolple. GOD IS LOVE. HIS LOVE IS EVERLASTING. he loveth more thatn a mother or father ever can. BUT HE HATES SIN. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN. you do lnot listen now one day you shall be judged and it will be to late.

stop damaging your anus. stop tearing up the wall. it was not meant for a penis.please ask God to reveal himself to you and to show you the truth. SOdomizing another man is immoral.

1618 days ago
150.

Jonna    

157. please listen you spiritually blinded peolple. GOD IS LOVE. HIS LOVE IS EVERLASTING. he loveth more thatn a mother or father ever can. BUT HE HATES SIN. HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN. you do lnot listen now one day you shall be judged and it will be to late.

stop damaging your anus. stop tearing up the wall. it was not meant for a penis.please ask God to reveal himself to you and to show you the truth. SOdomizing another man is immoral.

Posted at 8:36PM on Mar 29th 2010 by Jesus saves

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Just remember on your judgment day you'll be judged for being judgmental...

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