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RICKY MARTIN KNEW ‘DEEP DOWN’ HE WAS GAY

Posted in Ricky Martin on November 10, 2010 by fadedblog

Ricky Martin was all smiles as he signed copies of Me at The Grove in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 9).

After meeting and greeting fans, the singer-turned-author headed to the CNN studios where he filmed an hour-long interview with Larry King.

During the broadcast, Ricky said he always knew “deep down” in his heart he was gay and was thrilled when he finally came out.

“It was five years ago when I understood and felt deep down in the bottom of my heart and soul that I was finally ready to accept my truth,” the 38-year-old sex symbol said. “I had plenty of time to think, to fall in and out of love, and to live through everything that I had to live through. Until then, even though I knew deep down in my heart what I was about, but I just didn’t own it. And I didn’t feel the need to tell the rest of the world. On one hand I felt that it was nobody’s business but my own. On the other hand I simply didn’t see how I was going to change everything.”

Ricky, who currently has a boyfriend, told Larry he had been with women and even fallen in love with them but there was no doubt in his mind he was a gay man.

Asked how he came out, Ricky said, “Well, first to my mother. And she actually asked me, my son, are you in love? And I was in love. And she said, is it with a man? And I said yes, mom, it’s with a man.”

RICKY MARTIN: BORDERS BOOKS BABE

Posted in Ricky Martin on November 3, 2010 by fadedblog

Ricky Martin was busy promoting his new memoir Me at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle in New York City today (November 3).

Dressed casually in jeans, a leather jacket and a matching beanie, the singer-turned-author spent nearly two hours meeting fans and signing autographs as he sold book after book of his new tell-all.

Ricky kicked off his book tour with an apperance on Oprah yesterday where the told the talk show host that mother knew about her son’s homosexuality long before he told her his big secret.

The Livin’ La Vida Loca star “came out” publicly earlier this year, more than a decade after he first approached his mum and told her about his sexual orientation.

And Ricky admits when he went to make his confession, he realized his mother had known all along.

In his chat with Oprah, Ricky revealed: “(My mother asked me) ‘Kiki, are you in love?’ ‘Yes, Mami,’ I answered, ‘I am completely in love.’ ‘Aaaah,’ she said. ‘And is it a man that you are in love with?’ ‘Yes, Mami. It’s a man’.”

That said, Ricky enjoyed numerous affairs with women in the years before he accepted his homosexuality, admitting he was on a mission to date “every woman” who crossed his path.

He writes, “I spent a couple years (in the late 1990s) acting like the typical alpha male, a total ladies’ man. I was young and famous, I was an artist, and I made it my business to go out with every woman who crossed my path… (I had) experiences with men… (but) they always left me feeling guilty, so I didn’t want to think about them…

“Ever since I can remember, I have felt a strong attraction to men, and although I can say I have also felt a strong attraction to and chemistry with women, it is a man who ultimately awakens my most instinctual, animal self.”

RICKY MARTIN PENS MEMOIR

Posted in Ricky Martin on August 19, 2010 by fadedblog

Ricky Martin will open up about shaking his bon bon in his upcoming memoir, Me.

The 38-year-old Grammy-Award winning artist opens up for the first time about his early childhood, his experiences as a member of the boy band Menudo, and coming to terms with his sexuality.

Ricky will also get personal about being a father and his work with children around the world.

Both English- and Spanish-language editions, called Me and Yo respectively, will be published in hardcover on November 2 from Celebra, a division of Penguin Group.