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After years of keeping quiet about his personal life, pop star Ricky Martin has announced that he is gay.

"I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," Ricky said in a message posted on his offical Web site. "I am very blessed to be who I am."

Ricky said writing his memoir and thinking about his two twin sons led him to go public.

"To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment," he wrote.

Though the 38-year-old kept his sexuality private throughout most of his career, Ricky said he drew strength from that time.

"These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed," he continued. "What will happen from now on? It doesn't matter. I can only focus on what's happening to me in this moment. The word "happiness" takes on a new meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance, detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my inner peace and vital part of my evolution."

Earlier this month, Barbara Walters told The Toronto Star that her 2000 interview with the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer, where she grilled him about coming out, was a misstep on her part.

"In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was," she told The Toronto Star. "A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now, I feel it was an inappropriate question."

Ricky also Tweeted a link to his coming out announcement on his Web site, simply writing, "my life."

In an earlier Tweet on Monday, the singer posted a quote attributed to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. M.L.K.Jr.," he wrote.

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Comment by Sherma James on May 17, 2010 at 4:04pm
thats true he was only fooling himself people just wanted it to come from his mouth
Comment by Kevin Markin on April 25, 2010 at 10:24pm
yes so &? who cares? life goes on rite?? the way b****** r these days- im about 2 b gay myself!!!!
Comment by david on April 19, 2010 at 1:49pm
why must a man mingle in s***. s*** is for toilet not for another to play in.
Comment by JANICE L. on April 10, 2010 at 7:20pm
For a long time, dem people been trying to geh he to say he gay and he won't say it. I been knowing he had some sugar in he tank from way back when. You remember his song, "Shake ur Bon Bon, Shake ur Bon Bon?" He were properly whining he ass back then. Noh man fi carry on like that. This is old news. LOL
Comment by BabyBoy on April 8, 2010 at 8:35pm
S***, had to be one of my people....LOL I thought only ugly dudes went gay.
Besides, all that hip shacking kinda gave it away a long time age.
Comment by Sharlene Fagan on April 8, 2010 at 6:44pm
knew that from since "La Vida Loca"....................
Comment by eSavoy on April 3, 2010 at 4:27am
Like we did'nt know already. He act like a gay man so i don't think it was a surprise to anybody.
Comment by VERONE BARRETT on April 1, 2010 at 2:50pm
Comment by Zakiya on April 1, 2010 at 9:35am
Comment by exotic eyes on March 31, 2010 at 11:59pm
:-o REALLY!???//// (GRASP) GET OUT OF HERE! Oh please Ricky Martin the how does the public knew you better than yourself. Everyone knew you were gay.

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