Whereas “intense journey” might have been placing it mildly, contemplating the worry, confusion and self-loathing he needed to overcome on the way in which to accepting his fact, his true followers barely batted a watch, simply completely happy that their heartthrob sounded so completely happy. He wrote in Me that, whereas he knew he was among the many fortunate ones, his popping out expertise had been “solely optimistic and empowering.”
Then it was again to the lifetime of your common global-celebrity dad, strolling the tough stability between being newly open about his sexuality but additionally nonetheless fiercely protecting of his household’s privateness. He centered on parenting Matteo and Valentino, fell out and in of affection just a few instances earlier than discovering lasting happiness with Yosef (whom he exchanged messages with for six months earlier than they met in individual), and began advocating for LGBTQ+ rights in his native Puerto Rico.
“If I’ve the platform that social media has given me to speak to 75 million folks, it could be horrible to not speak in regards to the issues that individuals want to listen to,” he advised Out final yr.
Martin introduced the start of Renn, his fourth youngster, whereas accepting the Human Rights Marketing campaign’s Nationwide Visibility Award for his years of excellent work in 2019. “I like you,” he advised Yosef, including, “My stunning twins, Valentino and Matteo, they’re additionally right here. I like you with all my coronary heart, you are my energy, you encourage me daily, you encourage me to maintain doing what I am doing and also you guys are superb youngsters.”
He continued, “I like you. Lucia, my child lady who isn’t right here with us, she stayed at residence with Grandma, however she’s additionally the sunshine of my life.”