Ricky Martin has remained mostly tight-lipped about his personal life since coming out in 2010. But in the March issue of Details magazine, the Latin pop singer reveals some surprisingly intimate details about both fatherhood and his relationship with longtime partner Carlos Gonzalez.
In the interview, the 40-year-old Martin quickly dismisses reports that he had sought citizenship in Spain in an effort to wed Gonzalez under that nation's same-sex marriage laws. "Everybody is asking me when I’m going to get married," he said. "People that I don’t know are pushing it. But it’s not something that we’re talking about."
Still, the star -- who has spoken of his desire to eventually get married -- talks in depth about his views on marriage equality: "I don't want to blame the government. I think there’s a stolen faith –- an interpretation of what God 'says.' That's your God -- I have my God. It’s about civil rights. I'm not telling you what to believe. I wish people understood that love manifests in different ways. Allow me to have my life and I won’t mess with yours."
Other choice quotes from the interview:
On working out:
“I'm a father to two toddlers. And lifting them is a workout – this is biceps, this is triceps. I also try to make love. That helps."
On the most spontaneous thing he had ever done for a man:
"I cancelled a show once to be with someone that I loved. My manager came up with some excuse. It was the most expensive date I’ve ever been on."
When you came out, you said, “I am, very blessed to be who I am." What did you mean?
"Well, I don’t know who your God is, but my God doesn’t make mistakes."
Martin is also certainly keeping busy on the professional front. Having won raves for his guest appearance on the hit TV series "Glee," he's scheduled to star in the much-anticipated Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Evita," opposite Argentine actress Elena Roger in the title role.