According to a statement released by his press rep, twin boys were delivered via a surrogate mother about a month ago.
"Ricky Martin's a dad!
The Latin superstar, 36, welcomed twin boys via a surrogate mother a few weeks ago, his rep tells Usmagazine.com in a statement.
"The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care," the statement read.
"Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children."
No further details were released. The Associated Press first reported the news.
Over the years, Martin has refused to confirm or deny rumors that he's gay.
"I think that sexuality is something that each individual should deal with in their own way," he told Barbara Walters in 2005. "And that's all I have to say about that."
Now, I'm not saying he's gay, but if someone asked ME if I were straight, I wouldn't say that 'I think that sexuality is something that each individual should deal with in their own way'. I'd say 'No, not that there's anything wrong with it'.
My point is, no straight guy answers the 'are you gay' question by NOT answering the question definitively. I'm just sayin'. This photo has undoubtedly fueled some of the gay rumors, but others claim the guy on the right is Ricky's half-brother, not a boyfriend.
Honestly, I don't care. I just find it interesting when a hot-looking, healthy man won't confirm or deny his sexuality and then fathers children via surrogacy. I just find that... interesting.