Uruguayan-born actor-model Federico
Diaz last week announced he's gay.
“I feel that God gave me a gift by
making me gay,” Diaz
wrote in a tweet to his more than 34,000 followers. “I leave
behind the feelings of confusion and uncertainty that I lived with
for many years of not knowing who I really was … Today I start
walking down a new path in my life!!!”
Diaz, who has appeared in various
Spanish language soap operas, has denied rumors he and singer Ricky
Martin are involved in a romantic relationship.
In a Telemundo segment from February
suggestively titled Who
is the Uruguayan boyfriend of Ricky Martin?, Diaz answered
“that does not exist” when asked about the rumored relationship.
“I do not usually talk about what I
do or what I do not do with my friends,” Diaz said.
On Monday, Internet blogs buzzed over
recently unearthed, nearly
naked photos of the handsome Diaz. (Video from a 2012 photo
shoot is embedded on this page. Visit
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