Pop singer Ricky Martin came out as gay on his website, RickyMartinMusic.com, on March 29, ending years of speculation about his sexual orientation.

Ricky Martin comes out

Martin wrote:

A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life. From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating.

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