Ricky Martin has come out of the closet and has revealed that he is gay and is proud of it. The singer was once a heart throb and girls swooned over him. It has only be revealed recently that Martin actually is gay. This has come to a shock to his army of fans who saw him as the archetypal male sex symbol.
His hit record 'La Viva Loca' was a steamy sexy record which dancers would get up and smooch to in nightclubs. The handsome singer was the heartthrob to millions of adoring women.
The shock revelation has been received with anger and disbelief by many of his female fans. There has always been speculation as to why the devastatingly handsome male singer had resolutely remained single. George Michael has learned Martin his support and said he knows what it is like to 'come out and be loud and proud'.
The Latin singers popularity has been given a surge with the gay community buying his CDs and merchandise. He has become a gay icon and is in demand to sing at gay nightclubs.
It is speculated whether Ricky Martin will continue to be a fixture in the tabloids and celebrity magazines where his every move was analysed and photographed.
The singer is glad to be able to be true to himself and to admit that he is gay and have be open about his relationships.
Elton John has said that Ricky has been very 'brave' and it has a lot of courage for him to publicly come out of the closet.
Ricky Martin's parents still have not been informed that their son is gay and are still hoping that Ricky will marry his childhood sweet-heart Ernestina and have children.