Ricky Martin Splits From Long-Time Boyfriend
Ricky Martin and long-time partner, Carlos González Abella, have amicably ended their relationship, the singer's publicist confirmed to El Nuevo Día. And apparently that’s all he’s going to say about it for now.
We shall see. Martin has been reticent to talk about his personal life, only officially coming out in 2010 after the birth of his twins. He only identified his boyfriend in 2011 to VH1. But he does spill the tea eventually.
In 2012 in a cover story for The Advocate he opened up further about his relationship with Abella, a financial analyst he met in 2008, saying: “I think he’s so sexy. He’s very smart. That is such a turn-on… He leaves the house every day in a suit and tie and that is so sexy. It’s two different worlds — his and mine. I know as much about his world as he knows about my world, which makes it really cool.”
On meeting Abella: “It was just one of those things that just happened,” he told The Advocate. “I was like, ‘You’re not supposed to be here right now. Would you please allow me to just go on my journey?’”
On revealing too much: "People say be careful what you wish for. The other day — I don’t care. I’m going to say it. The other day he said, ‘I was looking for a boyfriend and God gave me a family.’ I said, ‘That’s beautiful, but you were looking for a real man with a family and you got it.’"
The couple and Martin’s twin sons Matteo and Valentino have rarely been photographed in public. Born in Puerto Rico, Martin is now a Spanish citizen, and recently told Agencia EFE that he hoped to get married in Spain. Perhaps he likes an Australian accent: he's Down Under having returned as a coach for The Voice Australia's 2014 season.