Ricky Martin and longtime partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella have split.
“Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship, but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences,” a spokesperson for the 42-year-old singer said in a statement to A ccess Hollywood .
In 2012, the singer — who has 5-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino — spoke out about his relationship Carlos.
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Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012 @10:45 p.m. PST
According to USA Today, Gay icon Ricky Martin paid tribute today to President Obama for his recent shift on gay marriage.
The actor and singer — along with LGBT Leadership Council and Futuro Fund — hosted a fundraiser in New York for Obama this afternoon, just days after Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. Martin, once a member of the boy band Menudo and perhaps best known for his hit Livin’ la Vida Loca, is now on Broadway performing in Evita.
Martin announced his plans to hold the fundraiser — which drew 200 who paid at least $5,000 each — long before Obama announced his shift in position on gay marriage.
Interestingly, Martin was previously a George W. Bush supporter, and even performed at his inauguration in 2001. Martin later soured on Bush over the Iraq War. During Monday’s fundraiser for Obama, Martin noted that he respected how Obama has conducted himself on foreign policy.
“We admire his courage, like the courage he showed last week in affirming his belief in marriage equality,” Martin said. “That is the kind of courage we expect from our president and that is why we support him. He knows we’re in this together and that together we’re stronger than divided. We elected the right president at the right time.”
In his remarks, Obama said that gay marriage “strengthens families.”
The president also paid tribute to Martin and suggested his supporters catch Evita.
“Those of you who haven’t caught Evita yet, go out there,” Obama said. “I’m sure there are tickets still available. So grateful for him stepping out and being able to support me in this way.”
According to New York Daily News, Mega-Star Ricky Martin gives a great big touch of star quality to the seductive revival of “Evita” at the Marquis. He also gives an appealing performance in the role of Che, which, like the show, has been re-imagined since the first Broadway run.
The sung-through celebration of the life of Eva Peron, the loved and loathed First Lady of Argentina, is less scruffy, less overtly angry.
Che isn’t the revolutionary Che Guevara beamed in from another era. That’s so 1979 — when Harold Prince’s original production vaulted Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin into the stratosphere.
Now he’s just Che, a working-class everyman lending color commentary in the songs “Oh, What a Circus” and “High Flying, Adored” and others.
Pop heartthrob Martin (a “Les Miserables” alum from 1996) delivers his numbers with gusto. While he’s at it, he hawkeyes Eva with a sly “Get her!” expression as she bedhops to the top
She was determined — right up to her death in 1952 at age 33.
Argentinian actress Elena Roger, who starred in this production when it premiered in London in 2006, occupies the juicy title part. She’s tiny in stature and not a belter, and her vulnerability proves persuasive on “I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You.” But her voice can get thin and reedy — “Rainbow High” is a low.
Ricky Martin tweeted on Friday March 30, 2012 a photo of singer Jon Secada, himself, and singer Marc Anthony came to support Martin in Evita in New York: RT @JonSecada: Hanging out w good friends @MarcAnthony in NYC. (Awesome u guys came 2the show!Abrazos) #Evita.
Super Mega Star Ricky Martin posted on twitter of a young boy being bullied at school to a point at no return. NO ONE should live like this. Jonah is a heartbroken kid who is not allowed to be himself and live a normal happy life.
I totally agree with Martin this bullying non-sense needs to stop and stop now. Take a look at this video, It’s so sad. Jonah is being called every hurtful word in the book. Where are the parents of these out of control bullies?
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Ricky Martin maybe playing a spanish teacher on the popular tv hit show “Glee”, according to E!, which stars the incredible Jane Lynch. According to insiders, if Ricky does sign the deal (he’s still negotiating), he will most assuredly be performing (singing and dancing) on the Fox hit during his guest stint this January.
Pop sensation Ricky Martin took a mini vacation with his boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez. Martin seems to be enjoying a well desired short vacation, he is currently on tour promoting his HOT NEW CD entitled “Mas: Musica+Alma+Sexo”
Martin and Gonzales look so happy and they both are sizzling HOT. May this relationship last forever.
Ricky Martin is touring the world to promote his chart topping new album Mas Musica, Alma, Sexo which features his latest hit “Frio”. To catch Martin performing live, please click on the link:http://www.rickymartinmusic.com/Events for more information.
Congratulations again to Singer Ricky Martin on being a proud father yet who remains private. Father hood has been so good for Martin and his handsome twins are so blessed to have a loving father.
Martin speaks Spanish to the twins because he said they are going to learn English in school. The twins are so adorable and I wish Martin a long-lasting career, he is talented, smart and extremely loving. Auntie De De will babysit those cuties anytime…lol They can teach me Spanish..lol