The singer says his two-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino help diffuse tension among his crew because they are so happy all the time.
He said: “I work with 115 people on the road and when I get to the venue, people are working and building the stage, and it can be stressful. They could be arguing and then my kids walk by and it all stops and it’s, ‘Hi Matteo. Hi Valentino. How are you doing?’ You get 30 seconds of peace and love and joy ‘ even if they go back to the craziness after.”
The ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ hitmaker ‘ who is openly homosexual ‘ had the boys via a surrogate mother in August 2008 and he insists the process is a ‘beautiful’ thing.
He added in an interview with the Metro newspaper: “Everything is perfect the way it is right now. One day, I woke up and thought, ‘I need to become a father.’ So I sat in front of the computer, looked up parenting and came across surrogacy ‘ and it’s beautiful. My children are a miracle. They’re here because I really wanted them in my life.
“They were wished for and came to me. People say it’s not good travelling with them, they need stability. Daddy is their stability. Besides, at that age, what’s normal? Everything’s new.”
Ricky, 39, recently revealed he is keen to add a daughter to his family after he stars in ‘Evita’ on New York’s Broadway in 2012.
He said: “I’d like a daddy’s girl. I’ll be steady in New York, and then, after I do the play, the baby will be born and I’m going to be able to spend time with her.”
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is honoring Grammy winner Ricky Martin and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Both stars are being recognized for their positive contribution to the LGBT community. Last year, Martin, who had been a heartthrob in the ’90s, came out last year. He will receive the Vito Russo Award, named after one of the organization’s founders, which is given to an openly LGBT media personality who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights.
GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said, “Ricky coming out was a game changer for many gay and transgender Latino children, who for too long, did not have many out gay people to look up to.”
“Through his music, videos and interviews, Ricky has sent an important message that our community wants the same things all people do: an equal chance to raise our families and take care of our loved ones.”
Chenoweth, meanwhile, will receive the Vanguard Award, which is given to those who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community.
It can be recalled that in May last year, Chenoweth responded to a Newsweek article in which the author insisted that gay actors are not convincing in their non-homosexual roles. She defended gay actors, including her “Promises, Promises” co-star Sean Hayes, demanding that Newsweek should “embrace stories which promote acceptance, love and unity.”
Barrios said of Chenoweth, “When allies like Kristin take such powerful stands against anti-gay sentiments in the media, it sends an important message of equality. It is a privilege to honor such a talented and conscientious advocate for fairness towards the LGBT community.”
The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in New York at the Marriot Marquis Times Square on March 19, at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles on April 10, and at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis in San Francisco on May 14.
Ricky Martin wants to adopt. The Puerto Rican singer has two-year-old twins Mateo and Valentino ‘ who were born to a surrogate mother ‘ and would consider exploring different routes to give them a sibling. He said: ‘Adoption is beautiful ‘ give it a try. Even though I started with surrogacy, adoption is probably my next step.’ Ricky is looking forward to Christmas with his young sons but said although he will teach them his holiday traditions, they are still too young to really appreciate what it is all about. He told our source show ‘Extra’: ‘Now it’s not about me, it’s about my children. The holidays are for them. ‘ guess I’ll get up early in the morning ‘ they’re only two years old so I’m teaching them what the holidays are all about. This is really their first Christmas so let’s wait and see. Ricky will celebrate his 39th birthday on Christmas Eve (24.12.10) but he doesn’t mind having his special day so close to Christmas because he already has everything he wants. When asked if he would prefer his birthday not to be so close to Christmas he said: No I don’t think about that I’ve been very lucky. ‘ just want my children to be happy and to be healthy. And I guess that’s my wish.
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