Ricky Martin opens up about an 'uncomfortable' interview on his sexuality with Barbara Walters

Apr 17, 2018
08:09 A.M.
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The legendary star of pop music opened up about a difficult interview that forced him to talk about his sexuality.


The iconic music star Ricky Martin opened up about his awkward 2000 interview regarding his sexual orientation with Barbara Walters.

According to AOL, the 46-year-old star talked about the situation during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen while he answered a fan's question about the difficult interview.

Martin came out in 2010, but way before the, he had chosen to dodge the question raised about his sexuality by Walters on her show.

"Have you seen that video? It's horrible, to be honest. I felt like she was knocking, like, punch after punch after punch -- it was really uncomfortable, to be honest," the source quoted Martin as revealing to his audience.


Martin then looked back on his interview and stated that he now felt guilty about not accepting his sexuality at the time. He explained that he now felt he should have just said, 'yes, I'm gay.'

The famous artist also spoke in defense of the journalist who asked him the question. He explained that Walters was only doing her job and she was only asking the question that everybody wanted an answer to.

"I didn't say yes, I didn't say no, and I just left it open for everyone to think whatever they wanted to think, and I insist, why didn't I say yes?" the source further quoted the star as revealing.

He further expressed that everyone should simply accept the fact about their sexuality and should not feel anything wrong about accepting it.

Meanwhile, the online source wrote that for Walters, the interview was the only regrets in her praiseworthy career. She even admitted to having pushed Martin "very hard to admit if he was gay or not."