Ricky Martin released an eloquent statement on his website taking a moment to come out as a fortunate homosexual man, because “To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with.”
Ricky made it clear that “This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now.”
Some rumors are circulating that it wouldn’t have happened at all if his boyfriend (who is the real fortunate homosexual man), hadn’t tired of living in hiding and played the out-yourself-or-I-will card. Other rumors pin the pressure to come out on the paparazzi. Photogs allegedly contacted major publications with compromising images that would out Martin and the publications contacted Ricky.
If there are images I guess they’ll probably surface anyway, but I’m happy to take the father of two at his word that he felt the timing was right. Whatever the motivation, he sounds happy with the decision. He wrote on his Twitter page “I’m doing great! Stronger than ever! I’m here relaxing @ home enjoying ur messages!I feel the love!”
Here’s Ricky on another proud day, as he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame in 2007.