Ricky Martin Twins: Matteo and Valentino Baby Photos. Meet Matteo and Valentino Martin, Ricky Martin’s twin babies who were born of a surrogate mother. Methinks that Ricky, who’s sexuality has always been subject to speculation — see Is Ricky Martin Gay — will do a Clay Aiken and out himself as a gay may. Want to bet?
Anyways, here’s an interview with Ricky on his being a dad by the folks of People Magazine:
PEOPLE: Describe this time in your life
MARTIN: I’m so happy! Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing. Being a father feels amazing. This has been the most spiritual moment in my life.
How hands-on are you as a father?
I don’t have a nanny. I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment. I have a personal assistant who helps me, someone who takes care of me while I’m taking care of them, but I’m the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep. For any parent, the first couple of months tend to get a little bit intense.
Why did you choose to become a parent via surrogate?
Adoption was one option, but it’s complicated and can take a long time. Surrogacy was an intriguing and faster option. I thought, ‘I’m going to jump into this with no fear.’
Tell us about Valetino’s and Matteo’s personalities.
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 3 a.m. the other night and just hanging!
What is your philosophy on raising your sons?
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.
UPDATES ON RICKY MARTIN AND HIS KIDS
Ricky Martin Twins at Central Park
29 January 2009
Aww. How sweet. Isn’t this the cutest? We used to not care about Ricky Martin but he’s becoming more and more interesting by the day. Ricky, call us. We also want to have your babies. And we will do it for free too.
Celebrity Kids: Ricky Martin and His Twin Babies – Photos
20 August 2009
Now that’s a picture of family bliss. Kudos to you Ricky Martin for being a good father. The cynical will probably give credit to his publicist but you can’t fake this kind of thing. You are either a good father who love your kids or the photos will come out very fake.
Ricky Martin Twins: Matteo and Valentino Baby Photos. Posted 10 December 2008.