Ricky Martin has finally opened up about his mysterious boyfriend of four years in a new interview with The Advocate magazine.
The forty-year-old Puerto Rican-born star came out as gay in 2010 but only acknowledged his partner, financial analyst/stockbroker Carlos Gonzalez Abella, at an award ceremony last year.
The couple were introduced by mutual friends and have been raising Martin’s twin boys Matteo and Valentino, who were born via a surrogate mother in 2008.
“I think he’s so sexy. He’s very smart. That is such a turn-on,” Martin said about Abella in The Advocate interview.
“He leaves the house every day in a suit and tie and that is so sexy. It’s two different worlds—his and mine.
“I know as much about his world as he knows about my world, which makes it really cool.”
He noted that Abella is very press shy. “He takes it one step at a time. And still my world—our world—is full of surprises every day, even for me. We complement each other beautifully in many ways.”
Martin said that he wasn’t looking for a relationship when he met his partner.
Abella (left) & Martin at the 2011 GLAAD Media Awards
“It was just one of those things that just happened. I was like, ‘You’re not supposed to be here right now. Would you please allow me to just go on my journey?’”
The star added: “The other day he said, ‘I was looking for a boyfriend and God gave me a family.’ I said, ‘That’s beautiful, but you were looking for a real man with a family and you got it.’”
Martin is currently living in New York with his family in order to play the role of ChÃ© in the Broadway revival of the musical Evita.
In November last year, the Spanish government granted Martin citizenship, fuelling speculation that he is planning to marry Abella in that country.