Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet

March 29, 2010 By:
Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet

The cats out of the bag! Ricky Martin has finally confessed to what was the world's worst kept secret--that he is gay. Ricky posted the following blog on his website:

"Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment ... These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed."

He ends his post with, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

Earlier this month during Barbara Walters final Oscar special she admitted that one interview she most regretted in her lifetime was outing Ricky Martin.

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"In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was," she said. "A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question."

In the past Ricky stated he was in love with Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba. They dated on and off for over 14 years. They even talked of starting a family together. In December 2008 Ricky became a father to twin boys via a surrogate.

It's about time he came out. We've all known for years. Congrats to Ricky for finally embracing who he is!