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Monday's Connector: Ricky Martin

November 9th, 2010
02:28 PM ET
Ricky Martin signs copies of his new book.

Ricky Martin signs copies of his new book.

Non-Spanish speakers may not know it was Latin boy-band Menudo that first launched Ricky Martin to stardom. Menudo was an extremely popular pop band in Latin America in the 80’s and the  prelude to Backstreet Boys, Boyzone and the boy band wave of the 90’s.

After Menudo Ricky Martin went on to musical theatre in Mexico City, act in American soap opera General Hospital and launch a successful Spanish-language pop-music career.

In the mid 90’s Martin shifted music styles, moving away from ballads to upbeat Latin pop fusion with songs like Maria. Martin had the hit 1998 FIFA World Cup song "The Cup of Life" / "La Copa de la Vida.” This helped position Martin for his worldwide English smash hit Livin' la Vida Loca.

As his fame increased so did focus in his personal life. He dated Mexican model Rebeca de Alba, but rumors about Martin’s sexuality continued. Earlier this year he came out as a gay, through a post on his website.

And now he’s delving into his personal life in a new book called “Me.” He talks about the women and men in his life, becoming a father to twin boys and the ups and a relationship with an unknown boyfriend.

So now that Ricky Martin is opening up about his personal life, what do you want to ask him?