Ricky Martin has gone his separate way from his long term boyfriend. The pop star, who at the beginning of his career was with the all boy pop group Menudo and Carlos Gonzalez split following a five year relationship. The ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca‘ vocalist, has five-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino, born via surrogate in August 2008. The forty two year old’s spokesperson did announce in 2010 that her was homosexual, he told People.com:
”Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences.”
A source close to the duo hinted in November that all was not well between them.
The insider said:
”They’ve spent very little time together and have grown apart. They’ve been on the outs for a while now.”
The Latin heartthrob previously gushed about Carlos and praised him for supporting him.
He told Vanity Fair magazine last April: ”I have experienced wonderful things with my partner. Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with Carlos.”
He added: ”We’re going on four years together … When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn’t in my life. He said: ‘I’m looking for a boyfriend, not a father with a family.’ And I said to him: ‘You’ve found a grown-up, full-fledged man.’ I created a family structure and if he didn’t understand he’d ask me questions and we were on our way.”