Singer Ricky Martin talks about coming
out gay in his new memoir Me,
set to hit bookstores on November 2.
The thirty-eight-year-old singer and
father of twin boys Valentino and Matteo announced in March on his
official website that he's gay: “I am proud to say that I am a
fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”
Martin said writing his memoir had
moved him to open up about his sexuality. The Puerto Rican pop star
denied rumors of being gay for over a decade.
“Writing this book allowed me to
explore the different paths and experiences that have led me to be
who I am today,” Martin said in a release for the book. “I've
had to tie up loose ends that I'd never attempted to tie up before,
to work deeply into memories that were already erased from my mind.
Allowing myself to do this was not easy, but once I started an
incredible spiritual healing began. … and I wanted to share my
sense of discovery.”
The book, which is being published by
Celebra, a division of Penguin, is set to hit bookstores on Tuesday,
November 2 in both English and Spanish – titled Me and Yo