His powerful voice and good looks have floored many across the world; Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin turns a year older today
CS tells you more about this talented performer.
>> Ricky's nickname is Kiki. He wants everyone who's close to him to call him that in private. According to him, Kiki is his alter ego.
>> He portrayed the role of Marius in the Broadway's production of Les Miserables in 1996.
>> Ricky's favourite actor is Robert De Niro and the 1972 film The Godfather.
>> He won two Billboard Latin Music Awards for Album Of The Year and Hot Latin Track Of The Year for his 1997 album, Vuelve.
>> In 2008, he became a father to twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, born by a surrogate mother. In 2010, he came out of the closet and said that he was gay.
>> A few months back, he admitted that he used to bully gay people when he was young, as he did not come on terms with his sexuality.
>> He is in a long-term relationship with Carlos Gonzalez, who is a stockbroker.