Ricky Martin Comes Out Of The Closet: “I Am A Fortunate Homosexual Man’

March 29th, 2010 // 7 Comments

Not that this is a surprise, but Ricky Martin has officially come out of the closet. He released a statement on his website, and it says a lot about the man:

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.

RM

The full statement is after the jump.


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. For many years, there has been only one place where I am in touch with my emotions fearlessly and that’s the stage. Being on stage fills my soul in many ways, almost completely. It’s my vice.  The music, the lights and the roar of the audience are elements that make me feel capable of anything. This rush of adrenaline is incredibly addictive.  I don’t ever want to stop feeling these emotions. But it is serenity that brings me to where I’m at right now. An amazing emotional place of comprehension, reflection and enlightenment. At this moment I’m feeling the same freedom I usually feel only on stage, without a doubt, I need to share. Many people told me: “Ricky it’s not important”, “it’s not worth it”, “all the years you’ve worked and everything you’ve built will collapse”, “many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature”. Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth.  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.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.  RM

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. steven samirin ,poredjo

    You ricky martin, welcom I LOVE YOU lovely wow best yes
    I am a nohear deaf yes klopt. here gayhomo best friend wel good, Paramaribo,Suriname.E-mail:Steven.2278@hotmail.com
    good by by

  2. Tania Marie Savigne

    I loved Ricky since he was in Menudo…
    Now I adore him for the man he is today!!!
    Welcome to the rest of your life, Ricky… Be fearless and remain strong.
    He will only be blessed since he has stepped into his “own.”
    I still have a crush on you and now I am surrrre I always will*

    Ricky!!!! Hit me up on FaceBook!!! I think you are awesome!!!

  3. Lilac

    This is fantastic, Ricky! I’m so happy for you being at peace. You’re an entertainer among entertainers and set the world on fire for other Latinos following behind you worldwide. Congratulations too for being an attentive, multi-tasking parent of two darling twin sons. Your children will be with you no matter how long your career flourishes, as all parents know. I remember when Michael Jackson’s choreographer said you taught him some hip movements in dance.

  4. yoiuo T.

    If he in fact came out 10 yrrs ago he would not have found success, the little girls and women fans drooled over him and purchased his music. That was his gimmic. So it was very smart of him to come out after becomming rich and receiving all the money from his fans.

  5. youio

    If he in fact came out 10 yrrs ago he would not have found success, the little girls and women fans drooled over him and purchased his music. That was his gimmic. So it was very smart of him to come out after becomming rich and receiving all the money from his fans.

  6. Eesh Hayoter Gay

    Great Move! He’s so hot! I don’t think I could live his lifestyle, but I’d love to have a sleazy sexual encounter with him!

    He never denied being gay, he just never admitted it! He also did nothing detrimental to our community (except perhaps performing at the first G.W. Bush inauguration; he’s allowed one mistake), so he has earned his place.

  7. steven

    sorry Guy cut goodby

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