Ricky Martin, who is a homosexual, had earlier said that his dad told him to be free. “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," Hello! Magazine quoted the singer as saying.
“My own dad was such a good father that I wanted to pass that on to my own children. I've always wanted to be a daddy. It is the most amazing thing that has happened in my life," he added.