Barbara Walters Regrets Asking Ricky Martin If He Was Gay

I’m so glad I’m not a celebrity because I know at some point, I’d want to slap Barbara Walters. That bitch is nosy! At least Babs can admit she sometimes crosses the none-of-your-beeswax line: In an interview with The Toronto Star, Walters said it was “inappropriate” of her to ask booty-shaking Ricky Martin if he was gay in a 2000 interview.

In the decade-old chitchat , Walters asked the Latino pop star how he had been “enjoying” his sexuality, to which he awkwardly — and vaguely — responded, “I live la vida loca!”Recently Walters told the Star that she regrets the insinuation that she made:

“In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question.”

Martin has never spoken publicly about his sexual preferences; in 2008, he fathered twin sons through a surrogate mother. I’m not sure his career is “destroyed,” but he’s definitely been off the radar for a while. Dude is probably happy he doesn’t have to deal with nosy interviewers anymore, though! [New York Daily News]

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