Ricky Martin by Victor Chavez/ WireImage.com
Latin singing sensation
is the proud father of twin boys, born via surrogate a few weeks ago.
According to People
, the boys' names and location of birth has not been released. However, Martin's rep said in a statement that the twins were "delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care."
Martin will be giving up his "la vida loca" for a while to focus on fathering the boys. "Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life as a parent and will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children," his rep said.
Through the Ricky Martin Foundation, the pop star has been involved in aiding children's causes around the world, particularly the prevention of child sexual exploitation. -