Ricky Martin and longtime partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella have split.
“Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship, but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences,” a spokesperson for the 42-year-old singer said in a statement to Access Hollywood.
In 2012, the singer — who has 5-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino — spoke out about his relationship Carlos.
“I have experienced wonderful things with my partner. Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with Carlos,” he told Vanity Fair’s April 2012 issue.
“We’re going on four years together… When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn’t in my life. He said, ‘I’m looking for a boyfriend, not a father with a family.’ And I said to him, ‘You’ve found a grown-up, full-fledged man.’ I created a family structure and if he didn’t understand he’d ask me questions and we were on our way,” he also told the mag, in the 2012 piece.
On December 27, 2013, Ricky possibly hinted at the breakup, Tweeting, “Changes oh changes.”
-- Jesse Spero