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Surprise! Ricky Martin has twins

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

La vida papa

Latin lover Ricky Martin has confirmed he is now the father of twin boys!

La vida papaIn a page out of Clay Aiken's playbook, Ricky's babies were born with the help of a surrogate mother and his own sperm donation.

A spokesperson for the singer said in a statement, "The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care. Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children."

No further details about the babies or the identity of the mother were released.

Ricky, 36, is a multi-platinum selling singer whose hits She Bangs!, Livin' La Vida Loca and The Cup of Life have topped the charts across the globe. He got his start singing with the group Menudo, who is staging a comeback with newer, younger vocalists.

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