Singer Ricky Martin and partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella have called it quits.

According to a statement by Martin's publicist given to El Nuevo Dia, the couple decided to part ways a few days before Christmas. The break-up was reportedly amicable.

Martin, who came out gay in 2010, did not publicly discuss his relationship with Gonzalez, a financial analyst he met in 2008, until the following year.

In March of 2011, Martin thanked Gonzales in accepting a GLAAD Media Award.

“I just want to be free. I can say today I'm free. And for that I definitely need to thank my parents for being so supportive, my mother and my dad for their unconditional love, and my friends, my family, my fans. And my partner in crime and my boyfriend Carlos,” Martin said in accepting the group's Vito Russo Award.

Speaking with gay glossy The Advocate, Martin described Gonzales as “sexy” and “smart.”

“That is such a turn-on... He leaves the house every day in a suit and tie and that is so sexy,” Martin said in 2012. “It's two different worlds – his and mine. I know as much about his world as he knows about my world, which makes it really cool.”

Speculation that the couple was planning to marry followed Martin through much of the relationship.

Last month he relented, telling reporters: “If I were to get married, I would love to do it Spain. There is spectacular scenery for a big wedding.”

The 41-year-old former Menudo star and father of two is currently a judge/coach on Australia's singing contest The Voice.