Ricky Martin --
'I Am a
3/29/2010 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ricky 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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