Ricky Martin Splits From Partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella

Celebrity News Jan. 2, 2014 AT 2:05PM
Ricky Martin on November 21, 2013 in Las Vegas Ricky Martin has split from his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella, Us Weekly can confirm; the pair welcomed twin boys via a surrogate mother in August 2008 Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty

A fresh start for 2014. Ricky Martin and his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella have split, Us Weekly can confirm.

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"Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences," a spokesperson for Martin said in a statement to Us.

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The Latin singer recently showed up solo for his performance at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun on New Year's Eve, an insider tells Us.

Martin, 42, and the stock broker welcomed twin boys via a surrogate mother in August 2008. "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," Martin's rep told Us at the time.

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Martin publicly came out as a gay man in May 2010 on his personal website. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," he wrote. "I am very blessed to be who I am."

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