Mar 30, 2010

Ricky Martin Is No Longer In!

When it comes to musicians who have crossed over from their native language; Latin, to mainstream English. There are only three major names that come to my mind. The style icon Jennifer Lopez, the extremely sexy Enrique Iglesias and the hunky daddy Ricky Martin.

Speaking of Ricky Martin, the 38 year old Latin-American pop artist from Puerto Rico just came out of the closet today, on 29th March 2010. I can't say that I'm shocked because there have been rumors circulating since 2000 about his sexuality. When asked if he was gay or not, 29 year old Martin remained silent. Almost ten years later, the man has decided it's time the world stops speculating and gets it's just desserts. The reason I am really shocked is because,  a man of his position and influence dared to take such a bold step.

He's a single dad to twin sons that were born via surrogacy in 2008. Nobody knows who is the birth mother, but everybody knows how adorable his sons happen to be, christened Matteo and Valentino. You can see the very happy daddy with his babies here.

I just read the interview that hit the WWW a few minutes ago and this part struck out to me the most. The singer-songwriter says;

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

I'd be lying if I say I disagree. Ricky Martin's coming could possibly be a the push in the right direction needed for people to embrace who they truly are, and for other people to embrace them as well. Homosexuality is not a question that needs an answer. It's a truth than needs to be accepted. You can check out the rest of the interview here.

My heartiest congratulations to sugar daddy, Ricky Martin! We, the homos, love you!

11 comments:

Rakesh said...

You got his age wrong. He's 39 right now.

Phunk Factor said...

@ Rakesh

Fixed it!! Thanks for pointing out!!

Konrad said...

Im glad that he was able to come to terms with his sexuality and be proud of who he is. Good for him. :)

Phunk Factor said...

@ Konrad

Everybody who's got to know about it, is congratulating him!!

M@rvin said...

Yes! That very picture of him is the one that turned me gay so many years ago LOL! Just kidding, but I do remember it was one of my favorites in my shrine to gorgeous men in my college dorm room (very appropriately, inside my actual closet!).

Phunk Factor said...

@ M@rvin

I didn't find him attractive till the last 2, 3 years....same goes for the guys in BSB!!

Stephen Chapman... said...

It was such a shock.

(note the sarcasm in my voice)

Phunk Factor said...

@ Stephen Chapman

LOL!

Gibben said...

His boys are so adorable and they make a perfect trio!! :)

Ande Pascua said...

I happy that he came to terms with his identity and I am truly proud of him..........................in other related news, I like PB and J sandwiches!

Phunk Factor said...

@ Ande Pascua

I love egg & cheese! ;) No...just kidd'in!

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