Ricky Martin

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28 Aug, 2015

Martin: Trump ‘makes my blood boil’

Writes Article

In a Univision op-ed Martin criticizes Trump’s treatment of Jose Ramos.

The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil. When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?..Jorge Ramos was doing HIS JOB as a journalist at a press conference in which he appeared freely and democratically, representing one of the most important Latin television networks in the world. But this new character in American politics verbally attacks him and ejects him from the press conference.

Let’s show that our Latin race is to be respected, let’s not allow a political hopeful to plant his campaign in insult and humiliation. Let’s demand respect for those first generations of Latinos who came to the United States and opened a path for us. We have fought for every right that we have today…Xenophobia as a political strategy is the lowest you can go in search of political power.

20 Feb, 2015

On Air interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews Martin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his Latino reality show La Banda. 

This is very interesting: the audience is going to dictate who is going to move forward to the next step. The audience is going to dictate what artist is going to go and meet us the judges. So that is something that has never happened in a reality show. The power of the masses, the power of the fans, they are going to say who is going to be in the show.

 

6 Jan, 2014

Martin, Abella break up

Martin and longtime boyfriend Abella breaks up. Source:

Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship, but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences.

29 Mar, 2010

Comes out

Martin comes out as gay. After numerous questions, he posts online that he was a homosexual. He credits his twins for his coming out as a gay man.

If someone asked me today, “Ricky, what are you afraid of?” I would answer “the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war…child slavery, terrorism…the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith.” But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where 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.

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.

10 Dec, 2008

First photos of twins

rmMartin releases pictures of his four-month-old twin boys.

I don’t have a nanny. I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment. I have a personal assistant who helps me, someone who takes care of me while I’m taking care of them, but I’m the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep. For any parent, the first couple of months tend to get a little bit intense.

20 Aug, 2008

Matteo and Valentino Martin are born

Birth

Martin welcomes twin boys Matteo and Valentino via surrogate. Source:

In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons. The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky’s full-time care. Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children.

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