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Ricky Martin Has A New Attitude On Adoption

Dec 24, 2010 08:40 AM

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Courtesy: Attitude Magazine

Ricky Martin is opening up about falling in love and raising kids in the January 2011 issue of UK's Attitude magazine.

The 38-year-old Latin superstar, who is currently raising twins Matteo and Valentino, says his love life has taken a few turns over the years. Ricky tells the mag:

    “I used to fall in love quickly. When you are young you are open to taking risks and not afraid of anything. Now my priorities are different. I have children and they are the most important thing in my life. OK, I’m in a relationship and I know how lucky I am.”

Martin recently performed on CBS' Home for the Holidays special, and the Puerto Rican singer had adoption on his mind. After performing his latest single Shine, the openly gay singer revealed:

    “Even though I started with surrogacy, adoption is probably my next step. I had to be here as a father… 20,000 children have been beautifully impacted by this project. Adoption is beautiful. Give it a try!”

You go, Ricky!




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Ricky Martin Shines During Holiday Special

Dec 23, 2010 03:27 PM

Ricky Martin is back and sexier than ever! The openly gay Puerto Rican singer hit the stage for CBS' A Home for the Holidays special.

The 38-year-old Latin superstar performed his latest single, Shine, off the album Music+Soul+Sex.

His new album hits stores on February 1. No doubt, Ricky is muy caliente!




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Ricky Martin And Julianne Moore Celebrate Out Magazine's 200th Issue

Nov 12, 2010 03:26 PM

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Out Magazine is celebrating 200 issues with cover boy Ricky Martin and four other celebrities who have had major breakthroughs for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender community. They are part of the 100 most compelling people who are profiled in Out's December issue.

Martin, who is openly gay, tells the mag:

    "I am Hispanic, and I am a gay man, and they both struggle. Is it a big responsibility? It can be as big as I want it to be."

As for Out's Artist of the Year, Julianne Moore, she had this to say about her current movie role:

    “I don’t think a movie like The Kids Are All Right could be made if this wasn’t the way that families are living today all over the United States. I choose a part because I’m interested in the role, the director, the script. I don’t go looking for something that seems political, but by virtue of the roles being intensely personal, it becomes that way.”

The others gracing the special double issue's cover are MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, and designer and TV star Nate Berkus.




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Ricky Martin Tells Ellen All About ME

Nov 10, 2010 08:54 AM

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Ricky Martin stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about his upcoming book, ME ... and how his recent "coming out" was influenced by the issue of bullying.

The Livin' La Vida Loca singer tells Ellen:

    "I started feeling responsible. Ellen, I think that everyone has to go through their own process. When you're not ready. You're not ready. You have to go through a spiritual path. It doesn't mater if takes you 10, 15 years since the moment you realize where you understand who you are. You cannot be forced. Right now.... we're talking about bullying and children are being bullied because they are gay and they are committing suicide. Children are committing suicide because they are being outed. If you're not ready, you're just not ready."

As for his 2-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino, Ellen asks Ricky, "Your boys are probably very active right? So they're running around so we have little warm up suits for them."

The perfect gift. Adorbs!




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Mario Lopez Shows Off Baby Gia To Ricky Martin And Dances With Selena Gomez!

Nov 10, 2010 06:25 AM

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It's all happening on Extra at The Grove! Not only did Mario "Dimples" Lopez swap fatherly advice with Ricky Martin, he also showed off his new baby Gia to the sexy singer. These two dads are two cute together!

Lopez also got up close and personal with the lovely Selena Gomez, who's looking more beautiful than ever, but really - how adorbs are Mario and Ricky?

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New BFFs!




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Ricky Martin Tells Oprah He "Felt Numb" Coming Out

Nov 1, 2010 01:48 PM

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Ricky Martin is speaking candidly to Oprah Winfrey about his sexuality, and the revealing interview is scheduled to air tomorrow.

As for being in the closet for so many years, the 38-year-old Latin singer tells Lady O:

    "I couldn't take it anymore, Oprah. I couldn't take it anymore. It was too painful. But I guess the most important thing is my children. You know, my children. When I was holding them in my arms, I was like, what am I gonna teach them - how to lie? Whoa, that is my blessing right there. And I said hold on a second. Before I decided to become a father, I already accepted who I was and I was happy with who I was. Then, when I was I was holding my children, I said, okay, it's time to tell the world."

Last March, the father of twin boys sent out an email that read, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man." It was sending this email that made him feel "numb."

Although the thought of coming out scared him, Martin reveals to Oprah that he was also "revieved. But when I realized, okay, I just pressed send, whoo. And then I was alone. I was in my studio alone for a minute. My assistant walked in and I just started crying like a little baby. I started crying. And he [had to] hold me. He told me, please, he would grab me in the arms -- in my arms. He goes, let it go. Let it go. Finally you're free."

The Livin' La Vida Loca singer also talks about being "obsessed" with his twins. Adorbs!




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Ricky Martin Tweets Naked Video To Fans

Apr 16, 2010 07:55 AM

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Ricky Martin tweeted a promo video to fans in which he appears completely naked -- save for a few digital tattoos -- in a video produced for his Black & White tour, called My Skin Talks.

The older video has new meaning in light of his recent admission that he's gay.

In the clip, directed by Ricky's pal Dago Gonzales, Ricky lies completely naked on a white lit-up floor, while digital tattoos appear on his body, with Spanish words that read "change your life," "forgive" and "find yourself."

Ricky recently came out as a "fortunate homosexual man" in a public letter to his fans, ending years of speculation about the Puerto Rican singer. The video for My Skin Talks seems to be a very personal statement about his recent revelation, a stripping down of the singer who is experiencing a rebirth in his life and career.

You can see the full vid here below:




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GLAAD Commends Ricky Martin For His "Honesty"

Mar 30, 2010 08:38 AM

rickypic230.jpgRicky Martin confirmed yesterday that he is a "fortunate homosexual man." Now the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is giving kudos to the latin superstar for his honesty. X17online received the following statement from GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios:

    "When someone like Ricky Martin comes out, hundreds of millions of people now have a cultural connection with an artist, a celebrity and, perhaps most importantly, a father who happens to be gay. His decision to model this kind of openness and honesty can lead to greater acceptance for countless gay people in U.S., in Latin America and worldwide."

After the jump, check out Ricky Martin in fine form on the beaches of St. Barth in 2005...

Plus click on the gallery below to see X17online's favorite pictures of Ricky!




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