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Old 03-29-10, 06:08 PM
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Ricky Martin is gay

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/sto...omosexual-man/

-I had a feeling he was gay.

Ricky Martin: 'I Am a Fortunate Homosexual Man'
Posted Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:48pm PDT by Access Hollywood in Stop The Presses!

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- After years of keeping quiet about his personal life, pop star Ricky Martin has announced that he is gay.

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Ricky said in a message posted on his offical Web site. "I am very blessed to be who I am."

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Ricky said writing his memoir and thinking about his two twin sons led him to go public.

"To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment," he wrote.

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Though the 38-year-old kept his sexuality private throughout most of his career, Ricky said he drew strength from that time.

"These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed," he continued. "What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment. The word "happiness" takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution."

Earlier this month, Barbara Walters told The Toronto Star that her 2000 interview with the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer, where she grilled him about coming out, was a misstep on her part.

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"In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was," she told The Toronto Star. "A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now, I feel it was an inappropriate question."

Ricky also Tweeted a link to his coming out announcement on his Web site, simply writing, "my life."

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In an earlier Tweet on Monday, the singer posted a quote attributed to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. M.L.K.Jr.," he wrote.
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The world will never be the same.
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Absurd! Onion article?
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Anyone heard anything about this Hitler chap in West Germany? I reckon he could be trouble...
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Way to put a spoiler in the title! Pfft.
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What about Dean Martin?
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must have been a slow Monday for news.
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Also just breaking. . . . . . .
Spoiler:
water is wet!
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More like "Living la vida...........gaya....."

I got nothin'.
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Every article I've seen for this is followed by hundreds of comments saying things like "No kidding" and "In other news, the sky is blue"
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C'mon! Next you're going to tell me Lance Bass is gay.
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Next you're going to try to tell me John Wayne was gay. Bullshit.
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The Pope is Catholic?
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I'm as shocked as when George Michael and Boy George came out!

psst, Ryan Seacrest is gay. Keep it quiet. No one will ever believe it.
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Jamie Foxx is gay too. I know....shocking!
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Oh yeah! That revelation's gonna tip the country's scales NOT.
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...
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shit....now I don't feel bad about masturbating to him all these years

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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
Ricky said writing his memoir and thinking about his two twin sons led him to go public.


How'd the kids happen?
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How'd the kids happen?
Um, you know Clay Aiken has a kid too....thanks to the wonders of modern medicine & technology, you don't have to still just make them "the old fashioned way".....
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Um, you know Clay Aiken has a kid too....thanks to the wonders of modern medicine & technology, you don't have to still just make them "the old fashioned way".....
Fair enough, I just wasn't sure if this was another case of finding themselves after having been married multiple times and having kids the conventional way.
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This is the most shocking news I have ever heard!

NOT!
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Ricky Martin came out about being gay? That's like Burt Reynolds coming out about having a mustache.
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Burt Reynolds' mustache is gay?? That IS news!

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