Uruguayan actor Federico Diaz vehemently denied rumors of an affair with the newly single Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin.
Though the two met back in ’06 in Los Angeles and have maintained a friendship ever since, Diaz quickly took his twitter account to dispel the speculations.
— FEDERICO DIAZ (@FEDERICODIAZZ) February 3, 2014
“TV y Novelas magazine published an article without any foundation and based on lies, with photos extracted from my personal Twitter and Instagram accounts, speculating and misinforming the public,” said Diaz in a statement. “This printed media wrote that it is confirming something that is far from the truth and with bad intention, and I truly don’t understand why … before I have always received love and respect from the press and I have given the same.”
Diaz concluded that he will not discuss this issue further and that his only hope was to clarify the story for his fans sake.
However, the magazine TV y Novelas Mexico claimed their source was a personal friend of Diaz’s who informed them that in one of Diaz’s trips to New York in 2012, Diaz and Martin had their first romantic encounter.
Ricky Martin, who is presently working on his World Cup song with Sony, has remained hush hush on the subject. He hasn’t responded to the allegation or made any mention of it on his social media accounts.
After being questioned about his sexuality on various occasions by journalists and TV personalities both in the English language market and the Spanish language market Martin released a statement on his website in which he claimed, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”
Martin’s last known official romance was with his boyfriend of three years economist Carlos Gonzalez Abella with whom he split in late December of 2013.