Ricky Martin Kicks The CLOSET Door Off The Hinges
Posted by Media Outrage on March 30, 2010
Ricky Martin has finally decided to tell us something we already knew – that he likes men.
While it was widely known that he had a liking for the guys, Ricky Martin has finally officially announced that he’s gay.
The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” hitmaker has often been the subject of gay rumors – fueling speculation in 2008 when he adopted twin baby boys, Matteo and Valentino, born to a surrogate mother.
Coming out of the closet via a message on his Web site, Martin wrote, “A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life.”
“From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating.”
While many close to Ricky have advised him against the full confession, the singer admits, “Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.”
He adds, “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. 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. I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”