Ricky Martin calls fatherhood a `spiritual moment'

NEW YORK (AP) - December 10, 2008 Photos of the Latin superstar and his sons Valentino and Matteo appear in the upcoming issue of People. Martin announced their birth on Aug. 20, when the babies were several weeks old.

Says Martin: "I'm so happy! Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing. Being a father feels amazing. This has been the most spiritual moment in my life."

The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer says surrogacy "was an intriguing and faster option" than adoption.

And Martin says: "I'm the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep."

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