Ricky Martin sort-of admits he’s bisexual

Singer Ricky Martin, 37, is quietly raising twin boys born through a surrogate. Little Valetino and Matteo are about ten months old and Ricky told People last year that he loves being a father and caring for his infant sons. He doesn’t have a nanny or help with the twins, and just has a personal assistant so that he can fully devote himself to being a father. Martin sounds like he doesn’t want to miss a moment with his sons and said that “everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing.” It’s unknown whether he has a partner of either gender.

When the news came out that Martin was raising children presumably as a single father he received some criticism from a Catholic Cardinal from Honduras who claimed that “You can’t just buy or rent life.” There was also continued speculation over Martin’s orientation, which he didn’t address while introducing his sons last December. His personal life is his own business and if he wants to keep it private you can’t blame him. He sounds like a loving, devoted dad to his sons and that’s all that matters. No one bashes female celebrities for adopting or having children as single parents. It just doesn’t seem fair to target a male for wanting to raise children and acting like his orientation should be any kind of issue.

Martin supposedly sort-of admitted he’s bisexual in a recent Spanish-language interview in a TV magazine from his native Puerto Rico, saying his “heart could belong to a man or a woman”:

Big Announcement For Ricky Martin?: Is Ricky Martin about to live his “La Vida Loca” in a whole new way? According to the latest issue of Puerto Rico’s TV Aqui magazine, as reported by Perez Hilton, the singer told editor Saudy Rivera that “his heart could belong to a woman or a man.” Either direction, we can’t wait to see who ends up shaking his “bon bon” with!

[From NBC Chicago via PopCrunch]

If any of our Spanish-speaking readers could please confirm this statement with a link to the original article we would appreciate it. It’s possible this is a misreported or misinterpreted rumor. If Ricky did say this, good for him for being open and honest about it. Maybe he’s single now and looking for someone to help complete his family.

Ricky Martin is shown on 2/21/09. Credit: WENN.com


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  1. ash says:

    “…to a man or a woman..(but preferably 100% a man)..”

  2. Aleksa says:

    Yeah, I speak spanish and I seached the magazine link, and that´s what he said, “the owner of my heart could be a man or a woman”. Fair play to him!

  3. Maritza says:

    What a gorgeous man, gay or not!

  4. Tia says:

    Dude, this is 2009, being gay is so no biggeee…. come out already… geeesh

  5. geronimo says:

    Coy little announcements like the above are just annoying and cynical and kind of cowardly. By being ambiguous, he maintains the pretence, keeps the fans and the income, but is actively pandering to bigotry. It’s 2009. Come out, Ricky. No one cares and, more to the point, no sane person thinks you’re straight.

  6. Dr. Victor von Doom says:

    Why hasn’t he come out ? My theory: “coming out” isn’t as accepted in the Latino celebrity world as it is in the English-speaking world.

    Also, his whole gimmick is being a “hearthrob” (to mainly teenage girls) – so coming out would kinda kill the whole effect wouldn’t it?

    I agree with you all it’s pretty stupid, but I figure his handlers and PR people are the ones who are telling him to play it “coy”…..

  7. Ursula says:

    Maybe he is genuinely bi, I don’t see what is wrong with that. I have a friend who is bi and says that when she dated a girl, she was treated badly when she dumped her for a boy. It is Ricky’s life.

    Geronimo, bigotry is only encouraged by those who attack the choice or lack of it of another human being.

  8. geronimo says:

    @Dr Victor – I think you’re spot on re the reason but he needs to either shut up and let people think what they like or come out and tell it straight, stop with the crap.

    This ambiguity is fooling no one and he’s 37 years old! If he were in his 20s and starting out, he might have some small excuse but not now. So he might lose some fans and experience a downturn in income? Big deal. He’s insanely rich as it is, it won’t put him and the twins out on the street. What he’ll gain in respect is more than worth losing some love-sick fangirls and a few millions for.

  9. geronimo says:

    Ursula – wasn’t intended as a criticism of him, clumsily put, my fault. All I’m saying is that it’s too sad in 2009 that anyone would care either way what his sexuality is, bi/gay/whatever, and that revealing it would have negative repercussions. That’s all I really meant.

  10. Sauronsarmy says:

    I don’t think he owes it to anyone to come out publicly. That being said if hes “sorta” gay then I “sorta” look like Monica Bellucci.

  11. Gigohead says:

    Is that Night Court’s Harry Anderson beside him..gee. I wondered what happened to him. LOL.

    Personally, I don’t care what Ricky is into dudes or dudettes. I like his music and that’s really what sells.

  12. dark says:

    I love Ricky Martin, and i dont care if he’s gay, straight or bi. There’s nothing wrong with that. For me he is a beautiful person inside and out.

  13. Nina says:

    He is gay just like Aiken and Larry Birkhead. They had a contract with women regarding pregnancy, and custody. Birkhead broke the sperm donor contract with Anna Nicole because he wanted more money. She had to go to another country to protect herself.

  14. tasteT says:

    no surprise to me at all..I knew he was attracted to men, kinda obvious.

    live your life

  15. OXA says:

    I think it is hysterical that he thinks that we think he straight.

  16. gg says:

    I have to go with geronimo. If he wants to have an honest following, he should also be honest. For integrity’s sake at the very least.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve always had a thing for ricky martin , glad to see hes at a good place in his life now. I dunno why people are “waiting” on him to come out. does it really matter? should he have to annouce to the whole world wether he is gay or not. we should just enjoy the music he shares with us and not the gossip or drama that follows his life

  18. Kristin says:

    Just because it is 2009 does not mean it is easy to come out. Seriously, only a naive straight person would say that.

  19. Kristinnnn says:

    Just because it is 2009 does not mean it is easy to come out. Seriously, only a naive straight person would say that. And he may be truly bisexual. I know for some people that’s a hard concept to understand, but it does happen.

  20. kim says:

    At least he has never lied and said he wasn’t gay like Clay Gayken did in EW and RS

  21. CeeJay says:

    “Just because it is 2009 does not mean it is easy to come out. Seriously, only a naive straight person would say that.”

    I agree with that statement 100%. It is usually a straight person with no understanding of how hard it is to “come out” who makes these types of statements. I understand that lots of people say these things in an effort to be supportive and accepting to the gay lifestyle, but the fact remains that it is anything but easy for most gay people to walk out the closet door.

    It’s time for other people to stop deciding when or when it is not OK for a gay person to announce their orientation. Only that person can make that decision on his or her own terms.

    If you are truly a fan none of this should matter…at all!!

  22. Annie says:

    Dr. Victor’s right. From what I can tell, it’s still pretty taboo in the latino community to be homosexual.

    I dated a guy who was in a pretty prominent Latino frat and some of the guys were gay and wouldn’t come out, even though, one of them ended up totally making out with my gay hubby. It’s sad to watch because you know this, and then you see him play all “sex god, ladies man” and you’re just like :( .

    Hopefully, everyone will just accept everyone as they are. :)

  23. QB says:

    He is Bi , I knew one of his backdancers and he told me that Ricky like both and that he was once invited to join.

  24. adamantia claus says:

    You’d have to be dumber than a box of rocks to not KNOW this man is gay. Its like people who were shocked to find out that Liberace was gay, you just had to LOOK at the man! How many times do male stars have to go to their graves still telling that lie in interviews about how they “…just havent found the right woman…”?

  25. Dirty Martini says:

    He seems like a good guy. I dont care if he is gay, straight, bi, sly or tri.

    He hasn’t been arrested for harming himself or others. Hes a good father. Hes not a douche. He’s not a scientologist.

    That puts him head and shoulders above most of us and most of the morons we post about.

    Rock on Ricky martin.

  26. mar says:

    bisexuals do exist. I do not know about ricky, but bisexuals can really be attracted to both, but I do think that maybe some so-called bi feel a stronger attraction for one of the sexes, and still feel for the other, maybe a question of timing or intimacy.

  27. dubdub2000 says:

    oh Lord, that again?!

    ok so first of all I’m not sure anyone really cares anymore cause I think the public has voted and every last damn person on earth, except maybe Ricky himself , knows that he is gay.

    People who call themselves “bisexual” are just people who won’t accept their sexuality: straight folks who wish they were gay and gay folks who wished they were straight. Sad. Go Chaz!

  28. gg says:

    I dunno – I’m hardly naive about gay men, lol. I speak from my experiences, I currently live in Tennessee, and every single one of my several gay male friends are out, and they are proud, and it’s just not a big deal. And you’d think living in the bible belt it would be harder but they don’t hide. To me, that has a lot of integrity in it.

  29. Maia says:

    Who cares if he is gay or not? It is his choice to share his sexuality, that doesen’t make him any different than anyother person. He has done so much for abused children with his organization, he is a talented artist, he is a down to earth guy and he is simply a wonderful human being. I am puertorrican, and I am so proud of him and I wish hime the best in all.

  30. someone says:

    So what if he is bi-sexual?

  31. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    I thought he was openly gay if I’m honest. I had no idea it wasn’t ‘public knowledge’.

    Has he SEEN himself recently – I mean, he’s gay as gay can be. Perhaps someone needs to clue him in.

  32. Aspie says:

    Why should he come out?

    It’s his life. So he’ll make the decision about whether to come out in his own time.

    And coming out in certain communities (Latino, African American) is just not as accepted as in others, so it may be more difficult for him and he shouldn’t let anyone dictate how to live his life.

    And like another commenter wrote above, at least he never directly lied about his true orientation, unlike Clay Aiken so I don’t think he has a problem with maintaining integrity.

  33. Jag says:

    If he’s not really bi, it’s smart of him to say he is, so that he doesn’t alienate the female fans who wouldn’t like it if he were totally gay. I love his music anyway and don’t care what he is.

  34. voodoobetty says:

    Ursula I am guessing English is not your first language because nothing you wrote makes a damn bit of sense.

  35. Laura says:

    Who cares if he is gay or not? We love him anyway.He is a wonderful human being.
    ..from Romania..Laura

  36. erica. says:

    gay or not. it doesnt matter. i just want him to be happy. hes so hot lol

  37. javier says:

    i don’t wanna sin but i think he could be bi cus he is too feminine.
    anyways, ill respect him the same.

  38. junior says:

    This guy is gay and it has been all this time it
    shoult not be surprised to nobody

  39. MARIA says:

    it does not matter if he is bisexual or not he has a wonderful heart and its a very good person….i love u ricky forever…