Ricky Martin (who came out of the closet as a gay man back in March) and his twin sons Matteo and Valentino (who were born via surrogate back in August of 2008) are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of People En Español magazine. As you may recall, Ricky and his boys were featured on the cover of People En Español back in December of 2008 but this latest appearance in the mag is significant because it is the Father’s Day Issue. The coverstory article talks about Ricky as a father and reveals that he is happily attached to a Puerto Rican man:
The Father’s Day issue of People en Español features Ricky Martin and his two sons on the cover. The popular magazine is read by more than 6 million people internationally. The issue includes interviews with several people who are close to Martin and who share intimate details about his romantic and family life. Among those interviewed is Martin’s brother Eric Martin, who tells People en Español: “My nephews have the best father.” He adds, “The whole family loves him very much and we support him in everything. If he’s happy, we are too.” The magazine confirms that Martin has been in a relationship with his partner, a friend from childhood in Puerto Rico, for over a year. “Who better than Ricky Martin to grace the cover of the People en Español issue dedicated to Father’s Day? Ricky is an artist in every sense of the word,” editor Armando Correa told GLAAD. “It’s great that we now know his sexual orientation. But more important is who he is as a human being, a philanthropist, a man adored by millions of fans and even more important still, that he’s a great father.” The issue features other Latin American celebrity parents, and is now on newsstands.
Two months after coming out gay, Ricky Martin is speaking up about his boyfriend. In a cover story for the Father’s Day issue of People en Espanol, Martin talks about his twin sons, Valentino and Matteo, and the man he’s sharing his life with … Ricky Martin says he’s involved with a Puerto Rican man. He told People that his love is a childhood friend. The pair lost touch but became reacquainted over a year ago in Miami. The investment analyst also helps with raising the children. “I found strength as a couple and having a family is what was missing,” Martin said. Matteo and Valentino, who’ll turn 2 in August, are the center of his life, the 38-year-old dad says: “I feel comfortable taking care of them. There is a paternal instinct that is beautiful” … The entertainer, who had previously denied his sexual orientation, said writing his memoir had prompted him to come out of the closet: “Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating.”
This is FANTASTIC! I have to commend People En Español for deciding to put gay dad Ricky Martin on the cover of their Father’s Day Issue particularly because homosexuality is not widely accepted in the Latino community … so the magazine is making an important statement by giving Ricky and his sons the cover. I am just elated that Ricky finally found the courage to come out because he can truly inspire Latino gay youths to follow his example. I’m also very happy to know that Ricky is happily attached to a partner … he’s too hot a man to be rollin’ single ;)
OH and remember that photo we saw of Ricky Martin in NYC last month? It turns out that he has just signed on to play the role of Che Guevara in the Broadway revival of Evita! Evita is one of my fave musicals, I think he’ll be amazing as Che. It really sounds like Ricky Martin is in a good, happy place right now … I couldn’t be more thrilled for him. Happy early Father’s Day, Ricky!!