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Ricky Martin says he wants to help ‘normalise’ open relationships

The Puerto Rican singer says there's 'absolutely nothing wrong' with other kinds of relationships

By Fabio Crispim

Ricky Martin has revealed he hopes to “normalise” open relationships with his latest role. 

The 46-year-old, who married partner Jwan Yosef in secret, currently stars as Gianni Versace’s boyfriend Antonio D’Amico in Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: Versace, which recounts the murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace.

A brief scene in the show hinted that the couple had an open relationship, and Martin has revealed he hopes his role will help normalise open relationships as well as break down the stigma associated with them.

Discussing a scene where Antonio was investigated by the FBI, Martin told Vulture it was “one of the toughest scenes” he had to film. 

“It was a very excruciating scene for me. I mean, this guy was opening every door that was a secret from Gianni’s and Antonio’s relationship. I’m talking about bringing men into our lives. I’m talking about bringing escorts.

“That exposure is very heavy, and it can be extremely uncomfortable for me, for the family, but I’m here doing a job, and the story, once again, needs to be told, for people to see the level of unity between these two.

“The level of commitment after 15 years. The level of security between them and trust between them is so solid.”

He added: “We want to normalise another kind of reality for open relationships. And that’s what we’re doing. There’s absolutely nothing wrong [with it].

“We’re just two very self-secure men that are completely in love with each other, that trust each other to the maximum level, and here we are.”

American Crime Story: Versace, which will air later this month in the UK, stars Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz as his sister Donatella and Darren Criss as Gianni’s killer Andrew Cunanan .