Pop star Ricky Martin has adopted twin boys, born to a surrogate mother.
Martin, 36, who is currently single, plans to take a long break from showbusiness to raise the kids. In a statement, the Livinâ€™ La Vida Loca singer-turned-humanitarianâ€™s spokesperson says, â€œThe children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Rickyâ€™s full-time care.
â€œRicky 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.â€
Martin joins the ranks of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and fellow Puerto Ricans Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who also became parents of twins this year.