Singer Ricky Martin is preparing to marry boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez in Spain.

Martin on Friday secured citizenship in Spain, one of 10 countries where gay marriage is legal.

Chief government spokesman Jose Blanco said during a news conference that the Spanish government had granted citizenship to the 39-year-old pop star, the AFP reported. (Blanco's announcement in Spanish is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The government said it had issued a “letter of naturalization” to Martin because of his “personal and professional links with Spain.”

Rumors that Martin would marry in Argentina or Spain continued even after the artist denied them during a stop in Mexico.

“In my house there is no talk of marriage,” Martin told reporters during a news conference to promote his latest studio album Musica+Alma+Sexo.

“I'm not going to get married, we are very happy as we are, we've been together three years,” he added.

During a CNN interview shortly after coming out last year, Martin told Larry King that he would consider getting hitched but wanted to do so in the United States.

The former Menudo star and father of twin boys Mateo and Valentino came out gay in his memoir Me.