Friday, August 22, 2008

Ricky Martin is a dad

You've probably heard or read by now that Ricky Martin is a dad.

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 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.

Crush du Jour: Ricky Martin


joe*to*hell said...

remainder of the year out of the spotlight? has he actually BEEN in the spotlight?

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Ricky! Your fans are very happy for you and wish your family the best!

tornwordo said...

So true about his response. I suppose everyone has the right to choose when to come out. Hopefully he will sooner than later.

David Dust said...

Gay as a clutch purse full of rainbows... at the Tony Awards.


Mistress Maddie said...

Ricky and his partner will be even cuter as hell now with twins!Ricky had me at Shake your bon-bon!Nice Crush du Jour!

Kevin said...

they look indonesian, not puerto rican.


ricky is ready for my close up, mr. mark.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone care? if RM had fathered a child by coitus, THAT would be news. ;)

EMikeGarcia said...

So... I recently bought a Ricky Martin concert DVD without knowing any of the songs he performs in said concert except for Livin' La Vida Loca...

I don't care. He's hot.

NPBPB said...

Hi Mark - you have the most insightful comments on "Your" (2nd blog...why don't you write much insightful stuff here on your own blog? I mean, applesauce? Seriously - that's what you write about?

You said...

I heart Ricky's beard! But those two little things in his arms have gotta go...