Actor/singer Ricky Martin: ‘Open’ relationships should be the norm for homosexuals
March 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Singer Ricky Martin says he wants to “normalize” homosexual relationships to the point that each partner has sex with as many others as he or she wishes.
In a lengthy and candid interview by E. Alex Jung of Vulture, the entertainer spoke about his role as murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace’s homosexual partner Antonio D’Amico in FX's “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
Asked about the “open” gay couple D’Amico and Versace, Martin responded personally. “I want to normalize relationships like this,” Martin said.
After Versace’s killing, D’Amico proudly proclaimed, “My relationship was very open and free with Gianni.” D’Amico infamously admitted they bought escorts and brought men for “visits.”
Nevertheless, the Puerto Rican singer had nothing but high praise for the D’Amico/Versace relationship, in which D’Amico was subservient and Versace was dominant. Martin spoke glowingly of the homosexuals’ “unity,” “security,” and “trust.”
“We want to normalize … open relationships,” Martin told his Vulture interviewer. “There’s absolutely nothing wrong. We’re just two very self-secure men that are completely in love with each other, that trust each other to the maximum level … ”
Martin says such promiscuity and unaccountability is a positive, loving thing for homosexuals. “It’s good for the world,” he said. “It’s good for me as a gay man with kids.”
In 2008, Martin paid a woman to carry and give birth to his twin sons, Matteo and Valentino.
For 14 years, Martin had a steady girlfriend, Mexican TV host and model Rebecca de Alba, but he “came out” as homosexual in 2010. He said going public with his homosexual behavior made him feel liberated.
“There’s this emptiness; it doesn’t matter what you created. Living with this emptiness, it’s not how I want to live. And then one day you find the strength, you don’t know from where, and you just do it for yourself, you do it for your kids,” he said, adding a quote from murdered San Francisco city councilman Harvey Milk: “‘You need to come out, ‘cause then it’s normal.’“
Since “coming out,” Martin has had different boyfriends, but earlier this year he announced that he had “married” Syrian Swedish painter Jwan Yosef.
Martin talked briefly about his courting days with de Alba, whom he considered proposing to and starting a family with. “I had this woman who was amazing. Unfortunately, we don’t talk anymore, but she was amazing, and she was powerful and she knew about me. She knew I was gay, but we were together,” he said.
Enrique Martín Morales, 46, was raised Catholic but says he is now “open” to other religions because following one faith is too “limiting.” The Puerto Rican singer first caught the public eye at age 12 in the bro-pop group Menudo. His career as a solo artist took off in 1999 with the release of the worldwide smash “Livin’ la Vida Loca” (“Living the crazy life”), one of the best selling singles of all time.