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Ricky Martin May Have 'Mentored' Ian Thorpe Through His Coming Out Experience

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Australian tabloids are spreading a rumor: that Ricky Martin, currently a judge on the Aussie version of The Voice, mentored professional swimmer Ian Thorpe prior to his coming out this week. The "Thorpedo," as he was called when he swam in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, told Sir Michael Parkinson that he is gay in a pre-recorded interview for Channel 10. Martin is currently denying any connection to Thorpe.

The Independent reports:

“I am extremely happy that he is talking about his happiness, and that is where I would like to leave it,” Martin apparently told a Daily Mail reporter when asked about the claims as he promoted his The Voice Australia finalist contestant in Melbourne yesterday (15 July)...

Martin was among the first to tweet his support for Thorpe:

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Whether Martin and Thorpe were connected or not, it is heartening to see such support.

Martin recently expressed the joy he felt after his own coming out experience, stating in a radio interview, “I wish I could come out again because that moment felt very blissful. It really feels amazing and then when it happens you realise all your fears were in your head.” Hopefully Thorpe has felt much the same.


Ricky Martin Gets Subversive With Song Lyrics At Moroccan Concert: VIDEO

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Ricky Martin took advantage of a situation and crafted an inspired, brave moment while performing at the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival in Morocco last week. Altering the lyrics of a popular love song from "she" to "he," Martin took a stand for gay rights in a country where one can be imprisoned for homosexuality.

Think Progress reports:

“It’s the way he makes me feel/ It’s the only thing that’s real,” the singer croons, in a video that’s posted online. “It’s the way he understands / He’s my lover, he’s my friend / When I look into his eyes it’s the way I feel inside / Like the man I want to be / He’s all I ever need.”

Under article 489 in Morocco’s penal code, being gay is a crime punishable by imprisonment. While there is something of a gay community in the country,arrests do happen. Just a month ago, six men there were jailed for being gay.

Way to go, Ricky!

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Andy Cohen Wonders if Ricky Martin is Single: VIDEO

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Everyone knows (yes, everyone) that gay Latin pop star Ricky Martin broke up with his partner Carlos González Abella earlier this year. But Watch What Happens host and Bravo executive Andy Cohen wants to know if Martin is still single.

In an evasive style that would make every American politician proud, Martin pivots on the question and uses it as an opportunity to highlight how much his adorable kids love him.

His non-answer works, especially on Cohen who seems to view Martin afterwards with a newfound DILFyness.

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Ricky Martin's Shirtless Beauty Mask Selfie: PHOTO

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Ricky Martin was being pampered in a spa somewhere on Tuesday and his torso decided to say hi to his followers on Instagram.


Federico Díaz, Uruguayan Actor Linked to Ricky Martin, Comes Out as Gay

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Uruguay actor Federico Díaz has come out as gay in a post on Twitter.

Says Díaz, as translated by Latin Times:

"The day has come! Only God knows when and how. I only let myself be guided. I feel that God has awarded me with homosexuality, the sensation of confusion that I had and the uncertainty throughout the years of knowing who I really am has been left behind. Today I am starting to walk a new life, with no ties, no lies, no annoyances or pain, due to the fact that these feelings only depress and generate anguish in the heart. I came to this Earth to be HAPPY, to hug, to realize dreams, to take care of my loved ones and to leave a positive footprint in life. I am gay and I am sharing this with respect, love and gratitude to everyone that gives meaning to my life. Thank you for everything and together we will achieve more. I love you all very much."

Díaz was linked to Ricky Martin in February, in a report that alleged he was behind Martin's break-up with his longtime partner:

While Martin, who is working on his World Cup song with Sony, has not responded to the allegation, Diaz was quick to deny the report between him and the Boricua.

“TV y Novelas magazine published an article without any foundation and based on lies, with photos extracted from my personal Twitter and Instagram accounts, speculating and misinforming the public,” Diaz said in a statement. “This printed media wrote that it is confirming something that is far from the truth and with bad intention, and I truly don’t understand why … before I have always received love and respect from the press and I have given the same.”


Ricky Martin's 'Vida' Heats Up The 2014 World Cup And Brazil's Beaches - VIDEO

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After his recent stint as a superhero, Ricky Martin produced a bilingual feel-good song called "Vida" with dancey, Latin beats as part of the 2014 World Cup official soundtrack.

It’s quite catchy and the video (which was shot in Brazil) has a quick shot of two hunky beach-goers affectionately holding hands — awwwww!

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