If you’re looking for a way to talk to your child about their family, you might take a hint from Ricky Martin.
During a recent interview on Univision radio’s Enrique Santos Show, Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin revealed how he handled the inevitable origin questions from his six-year-old twin sons, Valentino and Matteo.
Martin fathered the boys via gestational surrogacy in 2008, and has forever defended the woman who birthed them as an extremely close friend, not a rented womb.
When asked whether he’d reveal the identity of the boys’ birth mother to them, he said that the boys have already started asking about their origins.
He says they once asked: “Papa, was I in your belly?”
He answered: “You were in my heart and you are still in my heart. There is a woman who I adore with all my heart who helped me bring you to this world and she lent me her belly so that you could come and when you were born, she put you in my arms.”
Martin also revealed during the interview that he’s not done having children, and hopes to have “not one, four!” little girls. “I’m just getting started with this fatherhood thing,” he said.
Originally published at queerty.com.
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