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Thus the public couldn’t specifically associate him with being gay or straight.
As time would have it in 2010, Martin with his volition publicly acknowledged his homosexuality status in a post on his official website stating: “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. In 2011, during his acceptance speech in an epoch-making event of the Vito Russo Award at the 22nd GLAAD Media Awards, Martin publicly thanked his boyfriend, Carlos González Abella, an economist.
He soon released “Livin’ la Vida Loca“, which helped him attain gigantic worldwide success.
The song was what began the Latin pop explosion of 1999 and made the transition easier for other Spanish-speaking artists to move into the English-speaking global market.
Questions were asked about his sexual orientation and by December 2000 in an interview with the Mirror, he was openly asked to comment on the many prying questions about his sexual bearing.
However, he insisted that he didn’t owe anyone an explanation of what his sexual orientation was or who and who he has and has not slept with.
He brought up Latin pop to the forefront front of the US musical scene and had the rest of the world wanting to know more about him and his songs.
Ricky Martin is a singer, actor and author who started his singing career at age 12 till 18 in an all-boy pop singing group known as Menudo.
He actually auditioned for three times with Menudo before making it as a member of the group in 1984.
This saw him returning to Puerto Rico to finish high school before moving to New York to pursue a solo acting and singing career as a professional.
He met success going this path as he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990’s.
In 1994, he appeared on the popular US TV soap opera General Hospital, where he played the role of a Puerto Rican singer.