February Issue On Sale January 10
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January 4, 2012 – Latin music icon, Ricky Martin, takes center stage on the cover of Latina magazine’s February 2012 issue (on sale nationwide on Tuesday, January 10) and opens up about returning to Broadway for the first time in 16 years in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s beloved musical Evita.
On returning to Broadway: “The people, the critics, are going to be expecting a lot.It has to be the best…You have to have the attitude that, ‘You know what? No one will stop me,’ ” he says. “It’s going to be a magical year.”
On trying for a little girl: “I think that I’ll do it later on this year, so that [the kids] are not too far apart in ages,” Martin says. “A little girl! Dios mío, me muero... But we’re going to talk about that later on. It would be irresponsible to do it now.”
On marriage: Contrary to rumors that he would marry [partner Carlos] González Abella in Spain after the country (where gay marriage is legal) granted the singer citizenship late last year, Martin declares it is too soon for a march down the aisle. “We are not talking about it, we’re not thinking about it,” he says. “But I’m so happy that in Europe we have the option. It’s amazing to think that we can say, ‘I feel like it. I’m ready. Let’s go.’ ”
On coming out: Coming out was liberating “for myself, my family, my core fans,” Martin says. “They feel more in touch with me and I feel more in touch with them. If I feel free, they’re going to feel free and vice versa. It’s contagious.”
You can watch our behind the scenes video of Ricky’s cover shoot and download a high-resolution image of the cover at: http://www.latina.com/magazine. An EPK is available for broadcast outlets upon request.
Also in the February issue…
The Latina Sex Survey: Nearly 3,000 people weighed in on the steamiest topics, from porn to sexting to sex in public places.
Rosario Dawson on Election 2012: The movie star writes about why your vote counts now more than ever.
Are We Losing Our Language: According to the Pew Hispanic Center, only 38 percent of third generation Latinos are proficient in Spanish, compared to 79 percent of the second generation. Latina investigates the impact that the loss of language has on the Latino identity.
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