Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ricky Martin Admits he's Gay...

In an obviously known non-shocker, Ricky Martin disclosed his homosexuality on his fan website today, rickymartin.com.

''I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am,'' he wrote.
Ricky Martin who is 38, continued to tell his fans his decision to divulge his sexual orientation marked ''an amazing turning point in my life'' and began a few months ago when he began writing his memoirs.

''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,'' Over time, he said, the secret had become ''too heavy for me to keep inside'' and he joyfully embraced his gay identity as ''something worth celebrating''.

photo by: AP
Martin said he did not come out earlier because advisers over the years had warned he might ruin his career were he to reveal he was gay. He was also worried about the impact on his twin sons, who were conceived with the help of a surrogate mother.

''Many people told me … 'All the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse','' he wrote. ''Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage.

''Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment.''