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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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Peter    

Nothing good about this revelation. Heterosexual is better.

1617 days ago
17.

Hey!    

We all knew it. :p

1616 days ago
18.

James    

Wow! Looks like Kathy Griffin just scored a hot date for her next red carpet gig.

1616 days ago
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jan    

$$$$$ The livin la vida loca days are over$$$$$ Now let try to sell a book$$$$ the right thing to do was to come out in the 90's not 2010 but I guess it's all about the benjamins baby$$$

1616 days ago
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Yes nooooo    

First Miss No (nothing at all) Please forgive me for being a bit crude but I hope you douche before you give up sex so you're fresh and clean. Most respectable gay men will do the same before engaging in sexual intercourse. Someone may think of you having sexy as nasty but that doesn't stop you from trying. And no one knows Gods Intentions. You're going on a book that was written in a much different world. (the Bible was written by man, therefore it has faults) No God did not sit down with each writer and dictate his thoughts to them. It has been changed so many times to fit mans needs at that given moment. Also Miss No. I sure hope you're not going to wear that cashmere scarf with that wool suit and cotton top; if so it's an abomination before God.



1616 days ago
21.

meri    

The whole truth is that Ricky Martin has been raped during his time in Menudo, forced to be a part of many orgies etc & that’s why he claimed he’s homosexual, let ask him what happened to him from 1984 to 1989. It's also one of the reasons he fights against children sexual abuse...Think over it!

1616 days ago
22.

brainstorm    

uuh oooh. and what about Rebecca de Alba?? they were dating for ages!

1616 days ago
23.

Craig    

This makes me want to come out of the close too. But not about being gay. I'm straight as an arrow. And that's the problem. I'm a straight guy who isn't into sports. All these years I've been faking a sportsgasm so that our sports obsessed society will accept me. Google "Faking a Sportsgasm" to see what I'm talking about.

1614 days ago
24.

Delicious    

It’s amazing how he says Many people told me not to speak out.... Well guess what Ricky you're a liar, you deceived your female fans because you're selfish, all cared about was making money, selling cd's, selling books, and whatever other crap you sell. Stop being a hypocrite, because the only reason you didn't come out was because you knew you'd lose your female fans. Which in reality you have more female fans than none-g@y men fans. You always spoke so highly of things, meanwhile you're a BIG liar.

I wasn't a fan, but this sure reminds me of George Michael. When George Michael came out he also said bye to his career.

1614 days ago
25.

Ugh    

No surprise...but all the best to you and your kids !

1618 days ago
26.

Rafael    

Why is this news? everyone knew he was.

1618 days ago
27.

aleximaq    

'Bout damn time...oh and Ricky...WE ALREADY KNEW!!!! Love ya...

1618 days ago
28.

Robyn    

Um who cares? He always sucked. This is to get publicity and thats IT.

1618 days ago
29.

e33    

congrats

1618 days ago
30.

Anastasia    

Does he really think we didn't know?

1618 days ago
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