Yesterday Ricky Martin officially announced that he is gay by stating that he is "a fortunate homosexual man". I had heard the rumors in the past, but never thought too much about it. Ricky has always been a great performer, who happens to be gorgeous. I know many ladies, myself included, are shedding a tear at this announcement.
I will never forget his fantastic live performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards (technically they were the 1998 Grammys, but they aired in February 1999). He stole the show, and it was this performance that catapulted him to stardom and made Latin music part of the mainstream.
Remember how soon after this, "Livin' La Vida Loca" sickened us after hearing it on the radio 1,971 times in a row? Nevertheless, he deservedly became famous.
Good luck to you Ricky, to your sons, and to whomever your lucky partner(s) may be.