Ricky Martin: My Sons “Are Tools Of Healing, Of Love”

As he prepares to hit Broadway in the revival of Evita, sexy papa Ricky Martin chats with The Advocate about the joys of fatherhood and his 3-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino.

On Valentino: “Valentino is mister peace and love. He loves flowers and nature. If I ever wonder where he is, he’ll be somewhere behind the bushes covered in mud. He’s just at one with nature.” Martin pauses briefly, then decides to continue. “I know this sounds crazy, but I think he meditates. He goes under the water.” Martin imitates being submerged in a tub of water. “I’m like, He’s gone. He’s traveling right now. He’s very Zen and noble.”

On Matteo: “He’s more alpha and a leader. He’s like, ‘You don’t do that, this is what you do.’ He tells his brother what to do and what not to do.”

On always considering his sons’ needs: “Every decision I make and everything I do is based on their needs. I don’t want to sound cliché, but they teach me new things every day.”

On taking the boys on the road: “It was amazing because they’d walk through the venue or arena. The crew was building the sets and they’d stop what they were doing and smile and say, ‘Hi Valentino, hi Matteo.’” Martin pauses again and lets out a breath before adding, “They are tools of healing, of love, these two. The crew would go back to focusing on their work and dealing with their stress, but those five seconds with the kids were very beautiful for them.”

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  • Anabelle

    Awww, I know there’s only so much you can get from an article (it’s not like he’s going to say, “Matteo is a little shit. Whenever he gets out of line I usually just throw a shoe at him and lock him in the basement…”) but he does seem like a really good, loving dad.

    • Anonymous

      “Matteo is a little shit. Whenever he gets out of line I usually just throw a shoe at him and lock him in the basement…”


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