Ricky Martin has revealed his twin sons are already showing signs of following in his footsteps.
The 39-year-old singer – who is father to two-year-old twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, born via a surrogate in August 2008 – told Parade magazine the young boys are already displaying musical talents.
Ricky said: “The other day I took them to a toy store and they went straight to this tiny piano, and I’m like, ‘Look at the robot!’ But no, it was the piano. Both of them. So it’s very beautiful.”
The Living La Vida Loca singer admits being a single father is hard work, but he loves it.
He said: “Every day they teach me different things. The love is there. When you have a two-year-old saying every other hour, ‘Papi, te amo. Papi, I love you,’ it can’t get better.
“A lot of people say, ‘Wow, you’re a single father of twin boys, that’s crazy!’ Two toddlers can get hectic, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Ricky said fatherhood has taught him “heavy lessons about simplicity and unconditional love”.
He said: “I don’t want to sound cliche, another father talking about unconditional love, but man, that’s the way it is. You hear it all the time, but when you feel this other branch of love getting stronger and stronger every day, it’s just amazing.”
And speaking about his decision to come out last year, he said: “It’s something I feel really good about doing. I have been an activist for human rights for many years. Today, I’m in touch with who I am and I have the opportunity to be in front of a camera and talk to millions of people.”