RICKY Martin is speaking out about his 2000 interview with Barbara Walters.
And unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to have good memories of his time on the couch with the legendary journalist.
What did Ricky Martin say about his interview with Barbara Walters?
Ricky Martin said he still suffers from PTSD as a result of his 2000 interview with Barbara Walters.
“When she dropped the question, I felt violated because I was just not ready to come out. I was very afraid,” he said.
“There’s a little PTSD with that.”
Martin would ultimately “come out” and declare his sexuality ten years after the Barbara Walters interview.
What did Ricky Martin say he would do differently if given the chance to do so?
If given the chance, Ricky Martin said he would have “come out” in that interview.
“Maybe I would have come out in that interview,” he said.
“It would’ve been great because when I came out, it just felt amazing.”
“When it comes to my sexuality, when it comes to who I am, I want to talk about what I’m made of, about everything that I am. Because if you hide it, it’s a life-or-death situation,” he said.
Where is Barbara Walters now?
While Ricky Martin is celebrating a decade of being “out of the closet,” Barbara Walters hasn’t been in the spotlight as much.
In January 2021, it was revealed why that’s so.
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A few years into Walters’ retirement, sources close to the legendary newswoman revealed that she was suffering from dementia.
As a result, she is shielded from many of today’s world news events.
It remains unlikely that Barbara Walters will appear on American TV screens as a newswoman again.