Ricky Martin Comes Out
2010-03-29 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 82 Comments

Grammy-winning Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin has revealed that he is gay.

Martin is most famous for a string of '90s hits including 'She Bangs' and 'Livin' La Vida Loca,' however he has spent much of that time 'livin' la vida secreta,' fearing that revealing his sexuality to the world would negatively affect his career.

Martin wrote on his official website: "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."


He concluded: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. "

http://rickymartinmusic.com/portal/news/news.asp?item=114532

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SigurFloyd
March 29th 2010

107 Comments


go ricky!

adrianman
March 29th 2010

59 Comments


its not like we hadn't known that already

JAV
March 29th 2010

1884 Comments


Should I pretend to be surprised?

americanmusicmachine
March 29th 2010

3953 Comments


i won't believe it 'til i get some proof. real hard proof.

Counterfeit
March 29th 2010

17819 Comments


SHOCKER

MrSenior
March 29th 2010

212 Comments


Yeah this was the giant rainbow colored, glittery elephant in the room...

LepreCon
March 29th 2010

3544 Comments


News just in: Bowie isn't gay.

That's about as much news as this is.

Inveigh
March 29th 2010

24196 Comments


niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

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BigHans
March 29th 2010

26455 Comments


excuse me while I fall over in shock.

Dopeminehead
March 29th 2010

15 Comments


Who cares?

FreePizzaDay
March 29th 2010

1526 Comments


He Bangs! He Bangs! OH Baby!

Greggers
March 29th 2010

2375 Comments


Not surprised, but brave of him nonetheless

KebertXela
March 29th 2010

367 Comments


I've modeled my entire life as a heterosexual male after the influence of Mr. Martin...and now my life means nothing and my dreams are shattered.

Faint7
March 29th 2010

252 Comments


HE BANGS HE BANGS

Foxhound
March 29th 2010

4570 Comments


O R L Y?

DhA
March 29th 2010

421 Comments


i'm actually surprised tbh

Foxhound
March 29th 2010

4570 Comments


wtf I must have really good gaydar cause I've known this since I was about 10.

sniper
March 29th 2010

18591 Comments


Predictable, honestly. But big news nonetheless.

iBosley
March 29th 2010

268 Comments


Whoa, didnt see this coming

porch
March 29th 2010

8390 Comments


who gives a fuck

bloc
March 29th 2010

34499 Comments


Holy shit, I am genuinely shocked. Oh well, life goes on.

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VonManHead
March 29th 2010

179 Comments


FUCK YEAHHHHH!!!

taroo
March 29th 2010

2126 Comments


Wait... I thought this all ready happened a few years back

Anthracks
March 29th 2010

3639 Comments


new it ever since i saw the sex tape

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TheNewWhack
March 29th 2010

1472 Comments


http://www.celebrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/ricky-martin-gay-pictures-quote-2-2-16-07.jpg

AlexTM510
March 29th 2010

1396 Comments


good for him

though seriously he should have sang "he bangs"

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Nikkolae
March 29th 2010

4399 Comments


123^

well i'll be damn if this doesnt make him relevant again

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PirateSquid
March 29th 2010

1881 Comments


IN OTHER NEWS:

The grass is green
The sky is blue
Juggalos are utter douchebags

TheBlackHoleofDeath7
March 29th 2010

61 Comments


I thought this already happened too..

EnricoPalazzo
March 29th 2010

626 Comments


That picture is win.

Brokenjewel
March 29th 2010

1247 Comments


I'm shocked...shocked!


Well, not that shocked.

AggravatedYeti
March 29th 2010

7684 Comments


truthfully I thought he came out years ago...
oops.

KILL
March 29th 2010

67191 Comments


cool

BallsToTheWall
March 29th 2010

44164 Comments


What about Enrique?

ReturnToRock
March 29th 2010

3448 Comments


[Perry Cox]

Really?! The look of shock and...surprise...on my face...is just...overwhelming...these news...unheard of...My GOD, newbie, NOBODY could have predicted such a turn of events! What, next we will find out that...that man walked the moon, or that wool comes from sheep! Really, shocking! Absolutely shocking!

[/Perry Cox]

ReturnToRock
March 29th 2010

3448 Comments


OH, and nobody will take Livin' La Vida Loca seriously ever again...

...oh wait...

Titan50
March 29th 2010

4588 Comments


he had a career?

PirateSquid
March 29th 2010

1881 Comments


Ricky Martin is even relevant?

Well apparently sexuality of celebrities is SO super important that he is now.

Cesar
March 29th 2010

2732 Comments


This will be such a better world the day someone coming out isn't news worthy.

anuspudding
March 29th 2010

403 Comments


one can now speak the words "Ricky Martin is Gay" in a literal sense.

adkymo
March 29th 2010

162 Comments


this should help him sell a few more records if nothing else. but good for him for plucking up the courage and whatnot.

Wizard
March 29th 2010

18793 Comments


No surprise here.

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CrazyFool84
March 29th 2010

1078 Comments


Didn't he already do this years ago?

Either way, seems sorta redudant for him to actually state it, not like he's gonna shock his fanbase

Baphomet
March 29th 2010

7364 Comments


shocking!

lauriej
March 29th 2010

1710 Comments


i'd tap that

PirateSquid
March 29th 2010

1881 Comments


Boobs are good.
Not to him

anuspudding
March 29th 2010

403 Comments


unless youre talking about man-titties

AmericnZero02
March 29th 2010

3306 Comments


holy crap

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ohnoestehmusik
March 29th 2010

380 Comments


Sigh why did my post get deleted? I was just stating other obvious facts we all grew up knowing.

StrizzMatik
March 29th 2010

3158 Comments


NO WAY

Regulator
March 29th 2010

594 Comments


this is about as un-news as when Rob Halford or George Michael came out.

paxman
March 29th 2010

4083 Comments


Now we can say ricky martin sucks dick and mean it in a literal sense.

Ghostechoes
March 29th 2010

1353 Comments


I do not like his music, but he is a decent person. After he reached the acme of commercial success in the USA (late 90s and early 00s), he decided to just walk away, and dedicate
most of his time to his foundation, which has objectives like stopping child trafficking and violence against children. I assume the reason he did not come out before is that most
extremists have the general, misguided believe that all homosexuals are inclined to abuse children.

PirateSquid
March 29th 2010

1881 Comments


unless youre talking about man-titties

I sincerely doubt man boobs are attractive.

EBTCardMania
March 29th 2010

512 Comments


you haven't seen mine have you

Badabanda
March 29th 2010

79 Comments


And?

HipsterHolocaust
March 29th 2010

774 Comments


Ricky is a good person.

Ayon
March 29th 2010

160 Comments


Now all we need is for a famous child actor of the 90's to come out and it will be like the Lance Bass/Neil Patrick Harris combo.

mutatedfreek
March 29th 2010

7351 Comments



What about Enrique?


No way. Anyone who's with Anna Kournikova is not gay.

SLA92
March 29th 2010

61 Comments


Was he even in?
I mean,someone who lives la vida loca.....is usually someone who is gay

DENEpants
March 29th 2010

382 Comments


I remember seeing him rub oil on his boyfriends tanned ass a couple years ago and anyone with eyebrows that groomed is gay. even latino radio is like, DUH

JulesWin
March 29th 2010

993 Comments


O.M.G!!!!!

this is some earth-shatering news what are you gonna tell me next that Clay Aiken is gay too?

paxman
March 29th 2010

4083 Comments


Clay Aiken is NOT gay, trust me.

EBTCardMania
March 29th 2010

512 Comments


you mean gay aiken

JustDont
March 30th 2010

125 Comments


I'm gay.
:]

EBTCardMania
March 30th 2010

512 Comments


wondered why it smelled like someone had their cheeks spread wide in here

Foxhound
March 30th 2010

4570 Comments


Gay people are awesome, you don't have to be gay to appreciate how good they can cut hair..

theilladelph
March 30th 2010

265 Comments


Neil Patrick Harris is gay?

Wish
March 30th 2010

262 Comments


Respect to him.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2010

30316 Comments


Good on him, even though a part of me is just wondering if revealing this information so late is nothing more than just a stab at some publicity

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TheBlackHoleofDeath7
March 30th 2010

61 Comments


^^^ 123

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2010

30316 Comments


I just wouldn't be surprised if 2 months later he releases a new album

TheBlackHoleofDeath7
March 30th 2010

61 Comments


I'm pretty sure everyone knew he was gay. And yeah now I kinda wouldn't be surprised if he pulled a stunt like that either, kudos.

bloc
March 30th 2010

34499 Comments


I just wouldn't be surprised if 2 months later he releases a new album

I was thinking the very same.

porch
March 30th 2010

8390 Comments


And it could be the best goddamn album of all time

PirateSquid
March 30th 2010

1881 Comments


It'd be like Brand New + Dillinger Escape Plan + Godspeed You! Black Emperor

jcfiasco
March 30th 2010

465 Comments


his old album wasn't??? :O

Apollo
March 30th 2010

10085 Comments


fag

botb
March 30th 2010

9288 Comments


new ricky martin soon to release ft. adam lambert and boy george

JWT155
March 30th 2010

9184 Comments


OMG I can't believe it!

Scoot
March 30th 2010

17493 Comments


I'm going to say he didn't reveal it during his popular days because he was a major sex symbol. His music actually blew chunks.

Ayon
March 30th 2010

160 Comments


"I just wouldn't be surprised if 2 months later he releases a new album"

My World 3.0?






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