Ricky Martin Defends Taking Twins With Him on the Road: 'I'm Their Stability'

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Ricky Martin stresses the importance of having his 8-year-old sons, Matteo and Valentino, on the road with him while he's on tour.
"They've been traveling since they were born because I've been on the road ever since, pretty much," the 45-year-old musician explained on Wednesday's episode of Dr. Oz. "A lot of people tell me, 'Rick, but when are you gonna stop [touring], because kids, they need stability?'"
Martin said he responds, "'Stability? I am their stability.'"
"If I'm not around, they will feel completely unstable, and they're doing great," he added. "We are homeschooling at the moment, but they're doing great."
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer insisted that the twins are his first priority. "Everything that I do, every decision that I make is based on them -- is based on their well-being," he shared. "That was a commitment that I made when I decided to become a father. And they are a little bit like my religion because, they don’t know it, but they’re like little lifesavers. Because once again, when I have to make a decision, whatever that decision is, I think of them and it turns out to be the right decision."
Martin, along with his fiance, Jwan Yosef, and his sons -- whom he had through surrogacy in August 2008 -- will soon be settling down in Las Vegas when he begins his residency at Monte Carlo's Park Theater in April.

Matteo and Valentino are never that far behind their father. In December, the twins joined Martin and Yosef at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere in Los Angeles, California. Check out the family's red carpet pics: