In what may be the first split of 2014, Ricky Martin and his longtime partner, Carlos Gonzalez Abella, have decided to call it quits.
In a statement to People, the “She Bang” singer’s rep said, "Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences.”
Ricky, who guest-starred on a Season 3 episode of Glee, is the father of two 5-year-old twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, who were born via a surrogate in August 2008 — and he is often seen being an adorable dad out on the town with his little men.
Last April, the “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer spoke to Vanity Fair and had nothing but praise for Carlos, who he said was very supportive of his lifestyle. “I have experienced wonderful things with my partner,” Ricky told the mag. “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.” Aww!
But as recently as November 2013, there were hints that the two were growing further and further apart due to distance. “They’ve spent very little time together and have grown apart,” a source told People at the time. “They’ve been on the outs for a while now.”
Hopefully these two can remain friends! Best wishes to both Ricky and Carlos!
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Source: People, Vanity Fair