Ricky Martin has long dealt with rumors about his sexual preferences. Usually when there is long standing speculation about a celebrity's sexual preferences that is not irrefutably denied, the innuendo ultimately proves to be true. No, that doesn't mean Tom Cruise is gay necessarily; it's not a perfect system. But by and large when speculation like this runs rampant for years, there is generally truth behind it.
“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,” he writes, addressing inevitable questions about why he didn’t reveal his sexuality earlier.
Well, this is show business. It’s a lot of fantasy. You can fantasize whatever you want to be. You can fantasize however you want to Go for it. Be free about it. I’m not too concerned with what people say about me. You can think whatever you want. I know what I am, my beliefs, what I like and don’t like. As I just said, I have the need someday to have a family. And that’s something I’m going to go for. The people I care about know me. I’m happy.
Ricky Martin that he feels liberated and brave enough to come out of the closet, as he did today by tweeting about the fact that yes he is in fact, a homosexual. And good for America that besides it being a noteworthy story for a little while, in the end it won't really matter to anybody. We have an African American president and now a gay former heartthrob pop star and increasingly those facts seem about as noteworthy as whether they are left-handed or not. And that's a great thing.