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Ricky Martin on Coming Out: 'I Couldn't Take It Anymore'

Ricky Martin on Coming Out: 'I Couldn't Take It Anymore'

Ricky Martin drops by The Oprah Winfrey Show to chat about his new life as a dad in an episode airing Tuesday (November 2).

The 38-year-old Puerto Rican pop star also revealed why he decided to come out as a gay man.

“I couldn’t take it anymore, Oprah. I couldn’t take it anymore. It was too painful,” he says in a sneak peek.

“Before I decided to become a father,” he added, “I already accepted who I was and I was happy with who I was and when I was holding my children, I said, ‘OK, it’s time to tell the world.’”

Ricky will also be performing his new song, “The Best Thing About Me Is You,” with Joss Stone on the show tomorrow!

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Photos: George Burns/The Oprah Winfrey Show
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  • Dan

    He’s still looking good, he doesn’t age!

  • sassy

    they always con the world that they’re straight and then when the career dies out they come out queer/ Little bit of an honesty issue is going on. come out queer and let people decide if they like you.

  • kate

    Just irritates me that he decided to wait so long after lie after lie! People already knew and I think he’d be much more respected had he done it ages ago instead of lying! I mean he did not avoid the question, he flat out lied!!!

    P.S. his new song is boring and predictable!

  • http://JustJared Susan

    Who didn’t know??? Really, even my dog knew he was gay!! Next………..He must have had an album or something ready to drop

  • angelayanyan

    look good alwaya ~~~~cool !!!!!!


  • mickey

    I couldn’t take the sight of him trying to pass as straight anymore. Seriously, Ricky Martin was so obviously gay that the surprise is in anyone who thought he was straight.

  • diana

    I have always believed that Ricky is a very handsome man, and I never thought he was gay. But now that I know I still think it’s really cute. Just look at that picture!!!

  • to kate

    come on, everyone knew that he is gay from day one. his coming out was no big surprise.

  • Gustavo

    it was obvious that he is gay…he was never with a woman on public.