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Ricky Martin Opens Up to Ellen DeGeneres

Ricky Martin Opens Up to Ellen DeGeneres

Ricky Martin is given two sweatsuits for his 2-year-old twin sons from Ellen DeGeneres while he makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs Thursday (November 11).

The 38-year-old entertainer told Ellen about the process of deciding to come out as a gay man.

Ellen, I think that everyone has to go through there own process,” Ricky said “When you’re not ready. You’re not ready. You have to go through a spiritual path. It doesn’t mater if takes you 10, 15 years since the moment you realize where you understand who you are. You cannot be forced.”

Also pictured inside: Ricky making an appearance on Extra with host Mario Lopez to promote his memoir, Me.

10+ pictures inside of Ricky Martin appearing on talk shows…

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  • Larry King last night

    Ricky Martin tells U.S. newsman Larry King:
    “I would get married… There are many countries around the world where same-sex marriage is a right. Not in Puerto Rico, unfortunately. And not in many states in America.
    “I can go to Spain. I have many friends in Spain. And get married. And make it very beautiful and symbolic. But… I (can’t) do it in the backyard of my house. I want to have that option. I don’t want to be a second class citizen anymore. I pay my taxes. Why can’t I have that right?”

  • Michael

    I would like to say that I have enjoyed Ricky since we was a young boy in the singing group. Having said that, most people realized that was gay back then. He must have been in the closet but OMG how big was that closet? It took over 30 years to finally come to terms with his sexuality. How sad that this country won’t accept people for what they are. Will it change allowing same sex marriages – I don’t it.

  • ihateph

    another celeb I love .. whenever I would go crazy watching him my hubby would say you know he’s gay right.. and i would say I don’t give a sh*t he’s hot lol.. but I’m glad your free Ricky from pretending.. I still have a crush on you lol

  • DQ

    Spell check please!!

  • rhonda

    its simple really, at the beginning of their career liars and frauds and make millions of dollars and then when noone likes them anymore come out as a freak. Freak train starts all over, have kids, adopt kids be on tv. Got it !

  • Martha

    @rhonda: Rhonda,
    you are homophobic ignorant.
    EVERYONE deserves an equal chance for success and deserves to be treated equally – that includes actors and singers.
    Many actors and singers are STILL in the closet TODAY because homophobic people like you and money making entertainment industry prefers straigh or “straigh” guys – it is easier to sell them to the public and make money.


    what a waste! HE IS SOO HAAWT!

    Coincidentally last night on tv i was watching his retro clip “livin’ la vida loca’ ..boy was he looking fine..bumpin’ and grinding with sexy women..
    After all the coming-out-of-the-closet speeches, i think it would be very hypocritical of him to make anymore music videos getting erotic with women..he is asking for his rights yet to sell himself differently to make money woould take away all respect i have for him..

  • Tina

    Gay actors should play just gay characters?
    Gay writers should write book just about gay characters?

  • Tina

    “he is asking for his rights”
    Gays are put in a position to be second class citizens
    and ignorant and uneducated people like GIRL INTERRUPTED think that there is nothing wrong with that.

  • j

    I couldn’t give less of a sh*t about who he likes to have sex with. It’s the only reason why he’s even relevant now, it’s pathetic. Keep your damn sex lives to yourselves, I don’t care about who you let in your back door!

  • Abigail

    He’s so handsome.

  • meh

    I find him embarrassing cause he came out so late and at the same time as his memoirs – desperate!

    His music used to be peoples’ guilty pleasures and he’s even less cool now cause he’s old and hasbeen-y


    RICKY MARTIN IS A LEGEND AN ICON IN LATIN AMERICA, LATINO COMMUNITY IN THE USA, EUROPE AND BIG PART OF THE WORLD. Ricky already had a huge sucessful career before he had the first US hit in the USA.

    Is a huge deal that such a big GLOBAL STAR like RICKY MARTIN CAME OUT, he is seenay as decent, intelligent, polite, philantropist, father of 2 kids, sex symbol guy, and having somebody like him that represent us change a lot of people mind in a possitive way.

    RICKY coming out has received a huge global media attention and he is already fighting agaisnt DADT, discrimination and and hs raised his voice supporting gay marriage.