Argentine singer-actor Pablo Maxiliano
Miguel Coronel Vidoz, known as Pablito Ruiz and, later, Pablo Ruiz,
has announced he's engaged to marry his boyfriend.
Ruiz admitted to the relationship after
tabloids published photos of the pair.
In several interviews, Ruiz confirmed
that he's in love with Emiliano Terrazzino, an 18-year-old Argentine
“We are committed and we plan to get
married in a few months,” he
told Viviana Canosa, host of the Argentine talk show Viviana.
Ruiz added that he met his boyfriend on
As a teenager, Ruiz gained fame singing
Oh Mama, Ella me ha Besado (Oh Mama, She Kissed Me).
(A video clip of a young Ruiz singing is embedded in the right panel
of this page.)
The 35-year-old former teen idol
created a scandal shortly after Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin
announced he was gay last March. In a televised interview with
Canosa, Ruiz said he had kissed Martin at a party in Mexico when he
was 17. Martin was working in Mexico on the TV show Munecos de
Papel (Paper Dolls) at the time.
“I'm going to confess something big,”
Ruiz told his host. “I kissed Ricky Martin several times. … I
was 17, I still had not had sex with a man. He [Martin] was 22 or
Various media outlets chided Ruiz for
attempting to ride Martin's coattails.
Media outlets are reporting Ruiz's
engagement as a coming out gay story, despite last year's revelation.