Ricky Martin Opens Up About Fatherhood & New Album
First Published: February 4, 2011 2:40 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “La vida” is not so “loca” anymore for recent new dad Ricky Martin!
The Puerto Rican chart-topper chatted with Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Friday and dished on his new album, “Música + Alma + Sexo,” and raising his 2-year-old twin boys, Valentino and Matteo.
“My children, they have a lot to do with the writing,” Ricky told Billy and Kit. “Every decision that I make today is pretty much based on their needs and their happiness.
“‘The Best Thing About Me Is You’ is the first single [on the new album],” Ricky continued. “That line was born thinking about [the twins] and then, obviously, the song talks about love and how it manifests in a thousand different ways.”
It’s been a monumental few years for the superstar, who welcomed twin boys via surrogate in 2008, came out as a gay man in March 2010 and released a self-penned autobiography last August.
“I’m in a really good moment right now where I just look at myself in the mirror and say ‘Hey — you know what? I love you!’” Ricky told Billy and Kit. “It’s been a really intense last two years.”
As for his adorable twins, Valentino and Matteo are keeping their famous father on his toes as they just entered the dreaded “terrible twos.”
“They’re a little hurricane in my house,” Ricky told Billy and Kit. “At 7 o’clock in the morning, there’s a party going on! My mother told me, ‘Ricky you’re never going to sleep ever again in your life, now because they’re babies and when their teenagers because they don’t come back home!’
“So, it’s getting used to the idea of not being able to sleep,” Ricky added.
“How kid-friendly is the [tour] bus?” Kit asked.
“We haven’t started the potty training yet, but it’s all about the toys,” Ricky said. “The front of the bus is a big playroom, and then the bunk beds and my bed in the back, but yes they’re ready.”
Ricky’s new album, “Musica+Alma+Sexo,” is available in stores now.
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