Monday, December 10, 2007

Ricky Martin Is Actually Gay

It's become a bit of a tradition in Hollywood – actually, in the showbiz world in general – for people (that is, stars, 'cause that's what we're talking about here) with big gay secrets to be outed by close friends – or to be outed, period, but it's usually much more dramatic if the person spilling the beans is someone close to them. The "coming out of the closet" (either willingly or being dragged out) is even touching the fictional world of literature – as I'm sure you haven't forgotten that episode in which best selling author Joanne Rowling let the world know that one of the best-loved characters in the best selling Harry Potter series was very much gay.

It's basically the same in this case – well, minus the extreme surprise that comes with the news. But it was a shock nevertheless. So, world, Ricky Martin is GAY. I'm not entirely sure how many of you will go "yeah, been suspecting that for years" and how many of you will scream in horror, drop whatever you're holding and faint. I'm guessing it will be mostly disappointment on behalf of the female contingent (myself included) and not that much surprise – and that there will be a lot of guys out there very happy to know that now they have a shot at love with the hot piece that is Ricky.

Infact, Ricky was careful enough over the years and he never expressly confirmed or infirmed his sexual orientation. The fact that he was never publicly seen in the company of any potential girlfriend didn't help, either. But back to the whole "out of the closet" routine. Who did the outing? Well, if I tell you his name, I'm pretty sure it won't mean as much as if I tell you that "skin-care guru" Ole Henriksen, who counts Ricky as a client, was interviewed by a Swedish magazine and was asked at some point who would he choose to spend a romantic vacation other than his partner. "I’d go for Stig Tøfting (former Danish soccer player) but since he’s straight, I’d say my client Ricky Martin" came the reply. You do the maths.

The funny part is, I've been actually wondering just how silly it is to be outed by your own skin care beautician. It would all have been much more interesting if a friend, former lover, ex boyfriend of a current love (you get my point) would have done the outing. But it's quite interesting how things turned out to be. So, what do you think Ricky will do? Come out and confirm it? Sue Henriksen? Find a new beautician? It remains to be seen – and we will bring you all the news as soon as it's out.