Ricky Martin is finally speaking publicly about his sexuality.
On his official website, the latin pop star revealed Monday, “I am proud to be a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed.”
Martin has notoriously dismissed questions about his sexual preference over the years, even refusing to talk about it with the legendary Barbara Walters.
On his website, Martin writes, “Many people told me: ‘Ricky it's not important it's not worth it, all the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse, many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature.’
“Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.
“This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. 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.
“What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment.”