The news that Ricky Martin recently became a dad to twin boys may have come as a shock to many, but friends of the Latin singer have no doubt he is going to be a great father and that he’s wanted children for a long time,
“I know Ricky will be as good a papi as he is a dancer,” said Rene Ruiz, a friend of Martin. “His kids will be livin’ la vida loca!” Another Miami friend stated, “Ricky is a very giving person, and will make a wonderful parent. He has wanted his own children for quite a while.”
Ricky told People years ago that he wanted children long before the twins’ arrival,
“I would love to have children of my own because I know I can offer them a good life. I genuinely like kids.”
Ricky founded his own Foundation, ALAS, to provide aide and support to underprivileged children. He’s also been a key supporter of children affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.