Singer Ricky Martin put speculation about his sexuality to rest yesterday, posting a comment on his website that he is gay.

Martin wrote on his official website that, “Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment ... These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.”

He ends his post with, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”

This is the first time Martin, 38 — who fathered twin sons with a surrogate mother — has publicly spoken about his sexuality.