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QUOTED: Ricky Martin Thanks Fans for Their Support

QUOTED: Ricky Martin Thanks Fans for Their Support

Originally posted 03/30/2010 05:35PM

What's going on gang? I'm doing great! Stronger than ever! I'm here relaxing @ home enjoying ur messages! I feel the love! Thanx for all! Peace.

• Ricky Martin thanks his supportive fans on Twitter a day after announcing he's gay on his Web site.

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POLL: What Is This Week's Least Shocking Celebrity News?

POLL: What Is This Week's Least Shocking Celebrity News?

Originally posted 03/30/2010 11:20AM

There are things that make you go "Hmm," and things that make you go, "Well, duh." There's been lots of the latter over the past week. Among the not-so-shocking news making headlines, we'd like you to pick a favorite:

• Ricky Martin reveals he's gay. Good for Ricky for coming out after all these years, though it wasn't exactly a huge surprise.

Elin Nordegren doesn't want to go to the Masters. If you were Elin, would you even watch it on TV?

Heidi Montag wants to be a Hollywood mogul. Heidi has never been guilty of underestimating her talents. Why start now?

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Ricky Martin Reveals He's Gay

UpdatePosted 03/29/2010 07:00PM

Ricky Martin Reveals He's Gay

Originally posted 03/29/2010 05:15PM

After years of sidestepping questions about his sexual orientation, singer Ricky Martin reveals in a heartfelt posting online that he is gay.

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Martin, 38, said Monday on RickyMartinMusic.com. "I am very blessed to be who I am."

He said his twin sons, who turn 2 in August, inspired him to be true to himself.

"To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids were born with," Martin writes. "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."

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PHOTOS: Ricky Martin Hits the Beach with His Twins

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Ricky Martin Hits the Beach with His Twins

Originally posted 08/19/2009 02:00PM

He used to live the "vida loca," but life has slowed down considerably for Ricky Martin since welcoming his fraternal twins, Matteo and Valentino, by gestational surrogate last August.

Sharing personal photos of himself enjoying the sun and surf with the boys on his Web site, Martin, 37, says that fatherhood "feels amazing."

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First Photo of Ricky Martin's Twins!

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First Photo of Ricky Martin's Twins!

Originally posted 12/10/2008 08:00AM

Meet Matteo and Valentino Martin!

Born via surrogate in early August, Ricky Martin's 4-month-old twin boys make their debut in this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

A joyful Martin, 36, spoke candidly with PEOPLE at home in Puerto Rico about his desire to be a parent, the decision to seek the help of a surrogate and juggling caring for twins – he has no nanny!

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Ricky Martin 'Thrilled' Being a Dad

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Ricky Martin 'Thrilled' Being a Dad

Originally posted 09/03/2008 01:20PM

As a doting dad to his new twin boys, Ricky Martin is livin' la vida loca – but he wouldn't have it any other way, according to a friend.

"He is so thrilled with his twins that they consume most of his time," a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE. "He is a happy man."

The pop star is so busy raising his long awaited sons that he is delivering his best performance to date: A stay at home dad. "Ricky has no plans to tour at the moment," according to the source.

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Ricky Martin Always Wanted To Be a Dad

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Ricky Martin Always Wanted To Be a Dad

Originally posted 08/22/2008 01:45PM

Ricky Martin may have shaken his "bon-bon" for many years as a worldwide pop sensation, but friends of the Latin singer have no doubt he can settle down and be a great father to his new twin boys.

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Ricky Martin Welcomes Twin Boys | Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin Welcomes Twin Boys

Originally posted 08/20/2008 03:30PM

Ricky Martin is a father to twin boys born via a surrogate, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

"In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons," his rep tells PEOPLE.

"The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care," the rep said in a statement. "Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children."

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Ricky Martin to Be Feted by San Juan Festival | Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin to Be Feted by San Juan Festival

Originally posted 12/28/2007 02:15PM

Ricky Martin, who celebrated his 36th birthday Christmas Eve, will receive an honor in his native country of Puerto Rico next year, it was announced Friday.

The San Sebastian Street Festival, which begins Jan. 17 and is a wild multi-day event in Old San Juan, is dedicating its celebration to the singer, in recognition not just of his show business career, but of his charitable work as well.

In 2004, Martin founded the Ricky Martin Foundation, whose mission statement reads: "The Ricky Martin Foundation advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas such as social justice, education and health."

The international star issued a statement saying that he is thrilled to receive the honor from the organizers of the 38th annual festival.
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Ricky Martin Speaks Out for Gay Pop Stars | Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin Speaks Out for Gay Pop Stars

Originally posted 03/30/2007 03:00PM

Ricky Martin is standing up for pop stars who come out of the closet.

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