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Ricky Martin Splits From Longtime Boyfriend Carlos Gonzlez Abella

By Jordana Ossad
|  Friday, Jan 3, 2014  |  Updated 8:33 AM EDT
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    Ricky Martin is starting 2014 newly single.

    The Latin superstar has split from his longtime boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella, a rep for the singer confirmed to E! News on Thursday, Jan. 2.

    "Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship, but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences," the spokesperson said.

    "Changes oh changes," the 42-year-old tweeted before the New Year, perhaps a hint about his new relationship status. "So, you are waiting to be ready??? Watch out, you can be waiting all your life. #GODoit ;0)," he added.

    Martin, who is the proud papa to 5-year-old twins twins, Matteo and Valentino, gushed about Abella during an interview with Spanish Vanity Fair's April 2012 issue and opened up to the magazine about their relationship.

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    "I have experienced wonderful things with my partner," Martin revealed. "Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with Carlos."

    "We're going on four years together...When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn't in my life," Martin added "He said: 'I'm looking for a boyfriend, not a father with a family.' And I said to him: 'You've found a grown-up, full-fledged man.' I created a family structure and if he didn't understand he'd ask me questions and we were on our way. He has a really strong personality. He's nobody's puppet."

    --Additional reporting by Athenia Veliz-Dunn

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