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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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31.

Tila is nasty!!!    

everyone already knew he was gay!!! just like Clay!! you just know!!! moving on.......

1487 days ago
32.

Slyth    

EErrr, yea, i agree with aleximaq. Everybody knew it, lol. Welcome out Ricky.

1487 days ago
33.

80's Gal    

In other news, CNN reports the sky is blue.

1487 days ago
34.

sonja    

BFD... yet another attention grabby homo pops up. This is getting so old and boring who cares who or what you sleep with!!! Now go crawl back under your little flat rock.

1487 days ago
35.

Obama is a Socialist!    

About figgin time!!! Now its time for Ryan Seacrest and Harvey Levin to come out of the closet!

1487 days ago
36.

Brandon    

uhh this is not for publicity, and yeah we always suspected, but now everyone knows, and thats good! Its a damn shame celebrity or not, that people have to hide who they are, in fear of discrimination or even worse! He did this for his kids... thats great! And no he did not suck, every one of us in 99 jammed to one of his songs or another, those who say they did not, did so privately! haha I really hope no one is cruel about this, but there will always be bigots and haters out there who are themselves closeted about something or another! Good for Ricky Martin though! It sucks it had to be this late the coming out, he has missed out on a big portion of his life..

1487 days ago
37.

Rameses    

I love how all the gays come on here now and think it's so AWESOME. He was denying he was gay this whole time. Doesn't that make you angry? Oh well now he'll be on GAY TIMES or whatever the gay mags are and they will take up for him no matter what he does.

1487 days ago
38.

Red-in-Phoenix    

SHOCKING!!! (LMFAO!) WE ALL KNEW....THERE WERE NO LADIES IN HIS LIFE.

---- LOVE YOU RICKY!

1487 days ago
39.

joeschmoe    

no foolin'?

1487 days ago
40.

Myra    

It is not suprising, but I hope him and his kids the best.

1487 days ago
41.

Scribbler    

Congrats and God bless you and your beautiful family.

1487 days ago
42.

Googie    

Ho hum.

1487 days ago
43.

Lauryn    

Who knew we were all wrong about who was actually pouring hot wax on Ricky Martin?

1487 days ago
44.

FeeFee    

YAY! Congrats Ricky! At last you have found yourself and are now comfortable to come out and be fully happy!
Be proud of yourself and live your life to its fullest!
xoxoxoxo
Fee

1487 days ago
45.

Philliphe    

Finally he said it! So, what's new?

1487 days ago
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