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Ricky Martin --

'I Am a

Fortunate Homosexual'

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


RickyRicky Martin
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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166.

Estevan    

Is amazing to see how people remain so ignorant after all these years. It most be that ridiculing and putting people down boost their already dragging self-esteem. It has been proven that people that feel worthless about who they are enjoy putting others down just to boost their self-esteem. Look peanut brains, don't you see that is because of people like you that people like RICKY AND MANY OTHERS LIVE A REPRESSED LIFE! Common, grow up and let people be who they are. Just worry about how to make your little pitiful life worth living. Congrats Ricky, you are still a great artist and I hope that you live a happy gay live.

1579 days ago
167.

MSSAyWhaaaA    

Oh you silly we already knew honey

1579 days ago
168.

Lorraine    

Hooray for Ricky! Not that this is news or anything. Kind of like Jodie Foster anouncing she is a lesbian. Duh! You are one hot homo. :)

1579 days ago
169.

armando    

he got his start in the rock group "menudo"...the group manager founder it was rumored that he was into young boys...the joke was "menudo stood for "men u do"...no suprise...he is still a good entertainer and dad ...no big deal...or suprise.

1579 days ago
170.

Rex    

Not feeling as though he was getting enough attention from the Papparazzi these days, and feeling slightly jealous and dejected, Ricky Martin decided to create some publicity. Now he can go back to being a has-been.

1579 days ago
171.

jerome    

we love you ricky!

1579 days ago
172.

Erik    

Good for you Ricky. Life is about being happy and open. Im happy that you have the balls to finally be you. Wishing you luck and happiness.

1579 days ago
173.

Rameses    

Wow Jay! That is pretty wild. I always wondered what growing up in a gay household did to children. It's gotta mess them up bad. It's almost better to raise kids with one parent rather then two MEN or two WOMEN.

1579 days ago
174.

gryeydman    

We all knew, but still what a disappointment for latino men.....

1579 days ago
175.

juan martinez    

just like Ryan Seacrest is...he'll be coming out soon too.

1579 days ago
176.

jmfstl    

Just to get an idea of how huge a star/performer this man is I would suggest you go here.

http://www.youtube.com/rickymartin#p/u/36/4m6-oG2sZBE

1579 days ago
177.

honesty    

Great singer, wonderful dancer, very very sexy, and from a few people I know who have worked with him, a really wonderful guy.

Good luck with your wonderful children, and may your family's life be happy, healthy, full of peace and love.

1579 days ago
178.

Mikey    

Next thing you know he'll announce he's spanish...........

1579 days ago
179.

Em    

Aw, we all knew this and still loved ya Ricky! Women still lusted and dreamed nonetheless.

Wishing him all the best with his children - he's an awesome father!

1579 days ago
180.

Eaglewerks    

There comes a time in many a semi-closeted gay mans life when it is simply easier to tell the truth. Congratulations Ricky! Also Congrats on your two beautiful sons.

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