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Ricky Martin Doing 'Great' After Coming Out

Ricky Martin Doing 'Great' After Coming Out

Yesterday afternoon, Ricky Martin publicly announced that he was gay and just a few hours ago, he updated his fans to let them know how he’s doing.

The 38-year-old singer tweeted the following message in both English and Spanish: “What’s going on gang? I’m doing great! Stronger than ever! I’m here relaxing at home enjoying your messages! I feel the love! Thanks for all! Peace.”

Great to hear that Ricky is doing so well! Yesterday, Ricky revealed his sexuality, saying, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”

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  • t

    good for him for being brave and more importantly doing something that helps a lot of people who don’t have support

  • xxx

    “Afternoon” Jared, not “Aftermppm.”

    Anyway, good on you, Ricky. Saw it coming but it was very brave you him.

  • Just Sayin

    Gay or Straight its NO ONES BUSINESS!


    We always love you Ricky.

  • asha

    It’s about freaking time.

  • Jen

    Good for him! It takes a brave person to come out, but he has a lot of support from the public.

  • RioNemesi

    HAPPY for him and yes the message is GREAT
    for all the world to hear :D

  • Henny

    “I respect someone like Ellen MUCH more who came out at the height of her sucess and show – and had to go through hell and ridicule and outrage and media stories claiming her gay would ruin her career forever, but she made it out and is much stronger for it.”

    I AGREE with this a lot. Why did Ricky come out now of all times?


    @Henny: because he is writing his memoirs and not only has nothing to lose, but profits to gain. ********

  • …I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …great publicity move ricky. you just bought yourself 15 more mins of fame.

  • …I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …ahahahahahahaaa.. i’m sureee his book has nothingggggg to do with it. ahahahahahahahaha.. sureeeeeeeeee…

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  • didi

    he is supposed to be fine, he came out of the closet ..he didnt get a lobotomy

  • queen

    too little too late..
    He should have come out during his LaVidaLoca days but he knew better. So he waits until he is old, fat and irrelevant. He could have made a statement. Coward

  • Gregory

    Right after I logged the above latino turd-banger post, I read that the latino who inspired the crazy 1980s Hot Tub Time Machine movie, ‘Stand and Deliver’ died Tuesday.

  • groundcontrol

    Everyone deals with personal issues in their own way. Kudos to him for beginning to live his life out and proud. He really looks better in that photo (if it’s recent) than he has in a long time.

  • Joey

    Good job, amigo! The ones who have been your fans for any time at all love you regardless. It was a brave move to come out and share a big piece of your life with us. Your boys really have some big shoes to fill when they’re older and hopefully the times we live in then will be much different and more accepting of the lifestyle alternatives than what we live with now. Thank you for standing up for your choices.

  • Ko

    Even after all the long years of speculation of his sexual orientation I still would have never believe he was gay until he said so himself.

  • madmax

    I wonder what other actors are hiding in the closet and are too afraid to come out.

  • Dan

    @queen: Old, FAT? have you seen this?

    Let me tell you guys something: he is Puerto Rican i mean Latino, right? so when he says in his message on his website that a LOT of people would tell him if he came out he would destroy his career, that’s pretty much it. Here in Latin America people are not so open minded (not the America is…) about gay people and i understand as a gay guy the fear that he was going through and the pressure about his sexuality back in 1999, so now that he is comfortable with who he is as a person, as a man, and as a father why don’t you just celebrate with him? why so much hate?

    I don’t get why people trash on others and make fun of them in something that is so important.

    i’m not hi biggest fan but i do respect him for being real to himself, kudos for him, and his baby boys.

  • toekneegee

    Why is it that all the good looking guys in showbiz are gay. If all gays are very good looking, is it safe to say that ugly men in the biz are always straight? Mario Lopez, I am sure is gay. Then, we are just waiting for Zac Efron to come out. Both Rock Hudson and Marlon Brando have made it with other guys.

    There must still be a whole bunch of them needing to come out. The prettier the boy is, the greater their chances of being gay.

    If it is okay to be gay, why are they having a hard time coming out and saying so?

    It must be a lot more complicated than I thought. Seems like everyone in showbiz are. Even pretty women likes pretty women, too.

    So, why is this hard to do?

  • Timmy

    What do you mean by “announced that he WAS gay”? He no longer is? Or do you mean “announced that he IS gay”?

  • lol

    His music sucks but good for him and all.

  • http://deleted ellie’

    Still love ya Ricky.. I think alot of us knew already.. Its yur life live as you please.. with your beautiful boys.. Your still one of the hottest looking man to me..

  • http://justjared trulyfun

    I am Waiting for the Big O to come out of the Closet!!!!

  • http://justjared brb

    Waiting for the BIG O to come out!!!!!

  • mickey

    felicidades…ricky fin y al cabo empezaras la vida que siempre has verdad, esto no acabo con tu carrera no la fortalecio mas ..por que tu talento es sorprendente…simplemente tu ,como yo tenemos diferentes..gustos..o whatever you new..

  • joeblow

    DUH…….Tell us something we havent already known for YEARS!

  • gary

    good for him!

  • chelly

    no matter who you are God will always love you! still admired you.l we love you ricky!

  • Clay

    This coming out business is getting old and boring.

  • ricky z07


  • Dan

    @toekneegee: You obviously have no idea what you are talking about, don’t you?

  • air conditioner filter

    Is there anyone in this world who didn’t know about it??? Well, anyway, good he went public with that, good he had nerves to do it. Now at least the ones who laughed about him and his indecision won’t have the reason to do so anymore.

  • cloth diapers

    I love you and your music Ricky. I wish you all the best for your, your kids and future partner.

  • me me me

    it’s not like it came as a surprise, it was kinda obvious. a good publicity stunt though.

  • Kelly

    Bravo ricky!!

  • happy girl

    We LOVE you Ricky! Can you still save a lil bit for me – a girl fan? lol!

  • Celebwatcher

    Remember the theme song for the Ricki Lake show?!? Go RIcki, Go Ricki, Go Ricki, Go Ricki

  • Brad Grady

    No MATTER WHAT; it is ALWAYS BRAVE to SIMPLY BE and COME OUT! I think when it is a PUBLIC figure like Ricky, it gives a shot of HOPE to those who Struggle with ACCEPTING themselves as the BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ; THEY JUST ARE! HIDING IS A LIE UNTO ONES TRUE SELF. THE TRUTH SHALL SET US FREE!

  • liz

    Good for him. It does not matter what sexual orientation you are but what kind of person. He seems like a nice person and you never hear about him in the tabloids, other than his sexuality. He sounds like he is pretty grounded with his life.

  • öpöpöpöp

    omg im so happy that i wasnt a fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Casey

    With all due respect, this is not news!

  • sowhat

    Is this news?

    For him, it is win-win. He makes the admission because a) it will have no impact on his fading career anyway, and b) it brings him attention and maybe boost his fading career.

    Besides who isn’t gay in showbiz these days?!

  • Kate

    “Why did Ricky come out now of all times?”
    He has kids.
    You can’t be a good parent and hide in the closet.

  • interest

    Seriously, did anyone who has seen this guy in the past 10 years
    not think he was probably gay or bi? In his latin star heyday,
    prior to La Vida Loca fame, he was rich and famous and dated
    lots of famous women in the latin world. Gay was not a big issue
    for him then publicly or privately in the media. He does the grammys,
    changed his look for his US entrance, and the gay rumors started
    immediately. Again, the guy has a book coming out soon. Along
    with the usual Oprah/Barbara/Larry King/People Magazine/60 Minutes
    ‘exclusive’ about his gayness.

    Let me know when Juan Gabriel and Richard Simmons my
    jr. high P.E. teacher all publicly come out….and tell us what
    we already know.

    Gabriela Sabatini & Jana Novatna & Jim Courier should not be far behind either.

  • Vicki2d

    I LOVE you no matter what! Whether you’re ‘livin la vida loca’ or telling the world ‘she bangs’, makes no difference to me, I still, (and always will) see you as the sexyist guy who rocked this town alive.

  • Светлана

    love you Ricky

  • justin bieber

    It looks great and love how Nat kids and jokes around with Chris they act very relaxed..I’m sure this will be a different flick not like the spiderman movies. Can’t wait for it to come out.

  • justin bieber

    Good for him! It takes a brave person to come out, but he has a lot of support from the public.