There won't be
much "livin' la vida loca" for Ricky Martin these days
-- he's now the father of twin boys. The Latin
superstar had the children via a surrogate mother, and
the babies were born a few weeks ago, according to a
statement from his representatives.
delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and
already under Ricky's full-time care," said the statement.
"Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life
as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the
year out of the public spotlight in order to spend
time with his children."
said there was no further information on the details of
the children's birth.
Martin, 36, is a
multiplatinum singer who is best known for
English-language hits like "She Bangs" and "Livin' la Vida
Loca." In recent years the Puerto Rican star has been active
in charitable efforts, including the prevention of
sexual exploitation of children. (AP)