During his "Living La Vida Loca" days, everyone thought Ricky Martin was on top of the world. But deep down, the Puerto Rican singer was suffering from a major identity crisis. Last night, Martin visited The Tonight Show With Jay Leno to talk about those struggles. “Being Ricky Martin, what Ricky Martin represented back then and what I was feeling was not compatible at all," Ricky said. "I was the sex symbol and I needed to dance, and I needed to make girls crazy and I couldn’t say that I was gay. It was a lot of struggle."
Ricky pointed out that his society and religion didn't make the situation any easier, adding: "What I was feeling according to what I had in my mind was evil."
Of course, this was all before March 28, 2010, the day that Ricky finally came out of the closet and admitted that he was a "fortunate homosexual man." Since then, the talented superstar has become a voice for the LGBT community, especially in the Latino community where there are no openly gay Hollywood stars. "I'm very lucky today to say that I’m gay and I love it, and im very happy and that’s it!" the charming singer said, with a huge smile on his face. Ricky even joked that while it took him 38 years to come out of the closet, no one was surprised. “A lot of people said, 'Hey, what’s new? We knew that.'"