This holiday season has seen a number of celebrity couples declare their undying love with high-profile engagements while many others have declared the death of their relationship with infamous, headline-grabbing breakups. Now, it appears that Ricky Martin has done the latter as news spreads that he’s split from his longtime boyfriend, Carlos Gonzalez Abella.
According to Dos Lives, Martin and Abella broke up before Christmas and Martin’s rep, Helga Garcia, recently confirmed the news to the press.
“Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences,” he said.
Shortly before the news surface, Martin began posting cryptic messages on his Twitter about going through personal changes.
Changes oh changes.
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) December 27, 2013
Just because the lesson comes from someone you love, does not mean it is correct
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) December 26, 2013
Martin and Abella first began dating in 2010 and Abella was an integral part of Martin’s public coming out moment that same year. Martin became a parent via surrogate mother just two years prior and Abella was a major part of the pop star’s lives during their time together.
Recently, Martin spoke candidly about wanting to get married in Puerto Rico or Spain, but it appears that any plans to jump the broom are far off now that the couple has, sadly, split.
Unfortunately, they aren’t the only couple who called it quits recently. Check out some other major breakups after the cut. – nicholas robinson