Tweet: "Bullying is for cowards. Of course I'm wearing purple today. Any shade of purple. #spiritday". Openly gay star Ricky Martin shows his support for anti-bullying movement Spirit Day on Thursday (14Oct15) by donning a purple T-shirt.
Fact: Ricky Martin has edged closer to Enrique Iglesias' number one record on America's Latin Airplay Chart after landing his 15th chart-topper with La Mordidita. The Livin' La Vida Loca singer holds onto the number two spot on the list, but he's 12 number ones behind Iglesias, who leads with 27.
Fact: Neil Patrick Harris has recruited Latino singer Ricky Martin to make a guest appearance on the former How I Met Your Mother star's new variety series, Best Time Ever. The pop star will be on hand to join in on a Livin' La Vida Loca singalong with a fan, and Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon is also set to make a cameo.
Quote: "It is amazing. It gives me hope. We don't want more rights, we just want equal rights... (I) definitely (want to marry). For me that paper is important. I also love the romanticism behind it." Gay pop star Ricky Martin was thrilled by Ireland's recent vote in favour of legalising gay mariage.
Fact: Latin superstar Ricky Martin's six-year-old twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, are trilingual. The youngsters speak English, Spanish, and French.
Fact: Pop star Ricky Martin has become the first major Latin singer to release a music video via Twitter.com. On Monday (20Oct14), he debuted the promo for his new single Adios to nearly 11 million followers.
Quote: "Parenting has been nothing but a beautiful way of complementing my life. I'm only starting. I want a little girl!" Singer Ricky Martin would love to give his five-year-old twin boys Valentino and Matteo a little sister. The kids were born via a surrogate mother in 2008.
Quote: "A fan threw a tampon at me while I was on stage... I mean it wasn't to me, but it was to the stage. I was like, 'Whoa! Is that...?'" Latin pop star Ricky Martin on the oddest thing a fan has ever thrown at him while performing.
Fact: West Side Story actress Rita Moreno is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize from U.S. magazine People En Espanol. Ricky Martin will present her with the accolade at a special ceremony next month (May14). It's the second big prize Moreno has picked up in 2014 - she was awarded the 50th Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild prizegiving in January (14).
Fact: Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin get steamy in a music promo for Spanish language single Adrenalia. The pair features on the track by Puerto Rican rapper Wisin and show off their dancing skills in the video.
Tweet: "Another mass shooting. So sad. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the NavyYardShooting." Singer Ricky Martin expresses his sadness at the Monday morning (16Sep13) tragedy at the U.S. Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. The rampage left at least 13 people dead, including one gunman, identified as Aaron Alexis, and several others injured.
Tweet: "Great dose of Broadway last night. Kinky Boots amazing talent! Congrats to the whole company!" Ricky Martin enjoyed a trip to the New York theatre district on Wednesday night (17Apr13) to see Cyndi Lauper's new musical.
Fact: One Republic star Ryan Tedder is heading Down Under to join the star-studded panel of Australian Tv talent show The Voice. The singer-songwriter will be among the guest mentors who work with regulars Delta Goodrem, Ricky Martin, Seal and Joel Madden.
Tweet: "7 weeks on a vegetarian diet! I feel amazing! No fish no red meat no chicken." Ricky Martin is reaping the benefits of his new diet.
Fact: Ricky Martin, who is a new judge on the Australian version of The Voice, has an extra special connection to the country as the woman who carried his surrogate twins hails from Down Under. The singer moves to Australia with his sons this month (Jan13) to begin work on the Tv talent show.
Quote: "I think it's time to write about things that I've been through with my kids that I'm sure many daddys out there will understand." Gay Latin superstar Ricky Martin is set to pen a new novel about his life as a parent to four-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino. The book is slated for a summer 2013 release.
Fact: Singer Ricky Martin has announced he is to take his final bow in Broadway's Evita in January (13). The Puerto Rican pop star has spent nine months in the role of narrator Che.
Tweet: "Everyone get to those polls! If there's (sic) line, stay in it! You will be allowed to vote." Ricky Martin urges his American fans to register their vote - even if it involves a long wait.
Fact: Ricky Martin is set to return to TV after the success of his recent stint on Glee after signing a development deal with NBC network bosses. The Latino hunk, who has been wowing Broadway in Evita in recent months, is slated to star in one of the projects he has in development, according to reports.
Tweet: "I applaud President barack obama for affirming that All Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic!" Gay singer/actor Ricky Martin celebrates the U.S. leader for publicly endorsing same-sex marriage.
Quote: "I've slept with women and I've fallen in love with them and I've felt wonderful things. There was love, passion. I don't regret anything, any of the relationships I've lived, they taught me a lot, both men and women equally." Gay singer Ricky Martin on his past relationships with women.
Quote: "I was begging for the energy of the audience, and that's what we got tonight. It was a beautiful evening." Latin pop star Ricky Martin was given a big boost from his fans as he hit the Broadway stage for the first previews of Evita on Monday night (12Mar12).
Quote: "I cancelled 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." Singer Ricky Martin admits he's a hopeless romantic.
Fact: Ricky Martin has confirmed his guest spot on Glee by posting a photo of himself with the cast on Twitter.com with the note, "First Day!" The singer will play a Spanish teacher on the hit series.
Tweet: "So much fun on set with Ricky! He's seriously the sweetest and such a great fit for our show!" Lea Michele raves about Glee's latest guest star Ricky Martin, who has been filming scenes this week (begs02Jan12) for a special Latino-themed episode.
Tweet: "This Xmas I'm giving away crafts made by puertorican (sic) artists. The problem is I want to keep them all hehe." Latin pop star Ricky Martin is gifting his friends and family with pieces of art.
Fact: Latin stars Ricky Martin and Benicio Del Toro have been granted citizenship in Spain. A government spokesman announced on Friday (04Nov11) that the two U.S. citizens were being recognised for their artistic talents.
Quote: "My boyfriend is very sexy, very smart, very compassionate, but the most important thing, he loves my children. It's very beautiful... I'm very happy." Ricky Martin on his partner, financier Carlos Gonzalez.
Quote: "I wish I could come out again. It just felt great. It felt beautiful... It felt like a high-five with God." Ricky Martin on his decision to reveal all about his sexuality.
Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj and Livin' La Vida Loca hitmaker Ricky Martin have signed on as the new faces of Mac cosmetics. The stars are set to front the 2012 promos for the beauty company's Viva Glam campaign, which will premiere in February (12).
Quote: "They're ready. Grandma is coming with us. It's going to be a very interesting tour." Singer Ricky Martin is taking his twin sons Matteo and Valentino, and their grandmother, with him on his next tour.
Quote: "They're a little hurricane in my house. At seven o'clock in the morning, there's a party going on." Ricky Martin on his high-energy baby twins.
Quote: "They have passports already. They're coming with me on the road." Ricky Martin plans to take his two-year-old twins on tour with him.
Tweet: "Great vibes and positive thoughts to Michael Douglas and his family." Ricky Martin reaches out to the actor following his throat cancer diagnosis.
Tweet: "I don't regret anything cause it's exactly what i wanted at one time." Ricky Martin has no regrets.
Quote: "I think he's physically one of the most gorgeous human beings I've ever seen in my life, and spiritually his soul matches his body." ROSIE O'DONNELL salutes Ricky Martin following his decision to 'come out' as a homosexual.
Quote: "They're 16-month-old beautiful boys. They're healthy and surrounded by love. I learn something from them every day." Ricky Martin on his twin sons, Valentino and Matteo.
Quote: "VALENTINO loves to sleep. I call him Mr. Peace and Love because he's so chill and serene. MATTEO is more alert and active. He was up at 3am the other night and just hanging!" Ricky Martin on becoming a dad to surrogate twin boys.
Quote: "I love to read books to my sons and tell them stories. I play music for them so they develop their own personalities. I want to give them information and raise them with honesty and love, and give them self-esteem and a lot of acceptance." Ricky Martin on his twin baby sons who he fathered through a surrogate mother.
Quote: "My biggest weakness is sleep. I have to sleep eight hours a day and drink lots and lots of coffee to be awake." Latino pop hunk Ricky Martin.
Quote: "One day, I was dancing on my grandfather's balcony. I got hold of an aunt's hairbrush, pretended it was a mic and started singing in front of everyone." Latin star Ricky Martin admits his career began with hairbrush serenades.
Fact: LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA singer Ricky Martin will become the youngest Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year honoree when he claims the prize in New York next Wednesday (01NOV06).
Fact: CHANNING TATUM, the star of hit dance movie STEP UP, was an extra in Ricky Martin's SHE BANGS music video.
Fact: Ricky Martin will be honoured as the 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year at a pre Latin Grammy Awards gala in New York City.
Fact: <p>Avril Lavigne, Lou Reed, Ricky Martin and opera star Andrea Bocelli are among the eclectic acts set to perform at the 2006 winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy next month (11-25FEB06). The shows will take place after each medal award ceremony at the Royal Palace in Piazza Castello. </p>
Fact: <p>Ricky Martin is dreaming of a fast Christmas - he wants a Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorbike. </p>
Quote: <p>"I don't have a problem with plastic surgery. I think eventually I will go there." Latino pop star Ricky Martin. </p>
Quote: <p>"I always laugh at people falling over in the street. I'm not proud of that, but it's stronger than me. I see someone fall over, I burst out laughing, but then I'll help them up." Latino heartthrob Ricky Martin reveals his dark side. </p>
Fact: <p>Ricky Martin fought the pain of a three-and-a-half hour tattoo on his left shoulder by meditating. </p>
Quote: <p>"If I really look at whether I've ever really been in love, I guess I've been in love only with my career." Ricky Martin has sacrificed a lot to get where he is. </p>