Barbara Walters Regrets Asking Ricky Martin's Sexuality

Barbara Walters Regrets Asking Ricky Martin's Sexuality

Pressing the singer with the question on whether he is a gay or not during a 2000 interview, the veteran broadcaster realizes it was 'inappropriate'.

Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters regrets trying to force Ricky Martin to open up about his sexuality in a 2000 interview, because the question may have ended his career. Walters sat down with the "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker at the height of his career and demanded to know if he is gay - and now admits it is the one interview she regrets in her lengthy career.

And she fears the "inappropriate" questioning may have had an affect on Martin's pop career. She tells the Toronto Star, "In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question."

The Puerto Rican star, who is a single dad to twin sons, does not comment publicly on his sexuality.



    Shane Potts
    Mar 08, 2010

    Hi Justin, i'm bi-sexual and i really think your the most attractive boy i've ever seen. If i saw you in the street OMG i'd jump on you babe.. love yah xx Shane MY NUMBER 07733250492 XXX

    Mar 08, 2010

    Oh come ONNnnnn B. Walters? Are you really THAT self centered? Ricky Martin has had hits after 2000 and extremely successful tours. Do you not know he is first and foremost a latin singer? Do you not realize that hit songs in Spanish are eaqually imp. as those in english. Get off your high horse

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