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Ricky Martin splits from boyfriend

Ricky Martin has split up with his long-term boyfriend after almost five years together.

The Livin' La Vida Loca singer broke up with Carlos Gonzalez but the pair have stayed friends, a spokesperson for the star confirmed to People.

Ricky's spokesperson said: "Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences."

The 42-year-old has five-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino, who were born via surrogate in August 2008 and he publicly came out in 2010.

He had previously spoken about how much Carlos supported him as a father, telling Vanity Fair in April: "I have experienced wonderful things with my partner. Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with Carlos."

He added: "We're going on four years together. When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn't in my life. He said 'I'm looking for a boyfriend, not a father with a family.' And I said to him: 'You've found a grown-up, full-fledged man.' I created a family structure and if he didn't understand he'd ask me questions and we were on our way."

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