Vanity Fair magazine (Spanish Edition) recently had a cover story about Ricky Martin and his partner, and their two sons. Ricky Martin is showing off his almost-4-year-old boys, Matteo and Valentino. Ricky and his partner, financial analyst Carlos Gonzalez Abella, are raising the boys together.
"Valentino is mister peace and love," says Martin. "He loves flowers and nature. If I ever wonder where he is, he'll be somewhere behind the bushes covered in mud. He's just at one with nature... he's very Zen and noble."
As for Matteo, Martin says he's "more alpha and a leader. He's like, 'You don't do that, this is what you do.' He tells his brother what to do and what not to do."
Martin, now appearing on Broadway in Evita, prides himself in being a hands-on dad; he even took the kids on tour last year while promoting his most recent album, and says the whole road crew embraced the toddlers.
"They are tools of healing, of love, these two," gushes Martin. "The crew would go back to focusing on their work and dealing with their stress, but those five seconds with the kids were very beautiful for them... the amount of love these kids have is crazy."