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When word came over the wires that Us Weekly was breaking the news, "Singer Ricky Martin Welcomes Twin Boys"... well, let's just say that headline promises a different article than the one we got. Still: congratulations are in order for the pop singer, who's followed in the footsteps of Clay Aiken and become a new father. Says Us:

The Latin superstar, 36, welcomed twin boys via a surrogate mother a few weeks ago, his rep tells the Associated Press.

"The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time care," the statement read. "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."

You hear that, ravenous news media? If you don't see or hear from Ricky Martin over the next year, it's not because you didn't see or hear from him over this past year. And if he elects to support his new brood with a speedo-wearing manny, well, who's to argue? [photo credit: AP]