MARTIN-IZED

Ricky Martin On Cancelling A Concert To Be With His Lover, Gay Marriage And God

I canceled a show once to be with someone that I loved. I had one day. I thought, “You live in another country. I live in another country. This is incredible and I feel amazing.” My manager came up with some excuse. It was the most expensive date I’ve ever been on. But hey, that was a very beautiful day…

I don’t want to blame the government [for not making gay marriage a reality]. I think there’s a stolen faith—an interpretation of what God “says.” That’s your God—I have my God. It’s about civil rights. I’m not telling you what to believe. I wish people understood that love manifests in different ways. Allow me to have my life and I won’t mess with yours. That’s when I struggle and get angry and punch the table. And then I talk. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”…

Everybody is asking me when I’m going to get married [to my partner ]. People that I don’t know are pushing it. But it’s not something that we’re talking about…”

Bon-bon shaker/international pop star Ricky Martin on love and marriage, in Details magazine

Photos via Viva Glam/M.A.C. AIDS Fund