Ricky Martin, who announced he's gay Monday. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am," he said in a statement on his Web site. The Latin pop star and adoptive father of two said he decided to write his memoirs a few months ago, a project that freed him "from things I was carrying within me for a long time." Martin said he wasn't sure how the news would affect his career: "It doesn't matter. . . . The word 'happiness' takes on a new meaning for me as of today."