Martin out of the closet

LOS ANGELES: Putting an end to years of speculation over his sexuality, pop star Ricky Martin has admitted that he is gay. Martin, who fathered two children with a surrogate mother two years ago, stated on his website that he felt “blessed to be who he was”, reports the BBC.

Martin said, “Today I have accepted my homosexuality as a gift that gives me life”. The Puerto Rican star known for hip-shaking Latin pop hits like 1999’s Livin’ La Vida Loca, said his decision to write his memoirs had helped him to free ‘things that were too heavy to keep inside’.