Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin announced to the world that he was gay last March and has now penned an autobiography which hits shelves today. His book is entitled Me and gives the reader an in depth look into his life including his sexuality and what it’s like being a gay dad.
Ricky Martin is a 38-year-old father of twins, Valentino and Matteo, and says he came out of the closet for his children. He explained, “When I was holding them in my arms I was like, ‘What? Am I gonna teach them how to lie?’ Whoa, that is my blessing right there. Then, when I was holding my children I said, ‘Okay, it’s time to tell the world.’” And he did.
Of the Twitter post that was read around the world, he said the emotions just hit him, “When I realized, okay, I just pressed send, whoo … I was alone. I was in my studio alone for a minute. My assistant walked in and I just started crying like a little baby. I started crying.”
In Me, he clarifies his sexuality and writes:
Since I can remember, I have felt a very strong attraction to other men and, although I can say that I have also come to feel a lot of attraction and a lot of chemistry towards women, it is men who ultimately awaken what is instinctive, the animal in me.
Good to know. Catch Ricky Martin today on The Oprah Winfrey Show.