Dad told me to be free and happy: Ricky Martin

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2011, 14:33 PM IST

London: Singer Ricky Martin says his parents reacted brilliantly when he told them that he was gay.

The singer, who became a dad to twins Matteo and Valentino through a surrogate mother in August 2008, revealed his sexuality last year through a statement on his website.

However, he was worried about telling his parents Nereida and Enrique, who divorced when he was just two years old, but they were fine with him being gay.

"My parents had known for a long time. I was worried about their reaction when I told them, but my dad said, `Come here and give me a kiss. Then go out there and be free and happy.` It was more difficult to come out to my family than it was to the world," contactmusic.om quoted the 39-year-old as saying.

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