In his first TV interview since coming out about his homosexuality, Ricky Martin admitted to Oprah Winfrey he thought his feelings for men made him "a really bad person," and opened up about how he plans on telling his children about their mother.
"My beliefs were telling me that my feelings were wrong," Ricky reflected on dealing with his homosexuality, adding that he grew up in a conservative family.
The singer came out on his website earlier this year and told Oprah he "couldn't take it anymore." He said once he posted the blog, he "cried like a baby" but also felt relieved. The father of twins told Oprah of the confession, "Was I going to teach [my kids] how to lie?"
As for what he plans to tell his twins when they ask for pictures of their mother, Ricky said he'll jokingly tell them, "You're looking at her." In all seriousness, he said he's "not there yet" when it comes to what he will tell them about their biological mom.
The singer said when he first got the twins he wanted to do everything on his own. He joked saying that only lasted about seven weeks. "I need to do this. This is part of my moment," he said of getting his kids ready for their day. "I'm a hands-on dad. ... I want them to be 15, 16 and say, 'Daddy, you were always there with us and for us.'"
He continued, "The simplicity that they bring to my life is vital."
Ricky is currently in a relationship with a man and told Oprah "it feels amazing." His memoir Me is in bookstores now.