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Ricky Martin's kids are two of a kind: the adorable kind! Martin, 40, is showing off his almost-4-year-old boys, Matteo and Valentino, on the cover of April's Spanish Vanity Fair. Though the twins are fraternal, they look practically identical as they pose with their proud papa. Well, one of their proud papas; Martin and his partner, financial analyst Carlos Gonzalez Abella, are raising the rugrats together.
In the accompanying interview, the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer expresses his gratitude for the woman who gave birth to his children -- although he won't use the term "surrogate."
"I would give my life to the woman who helped me bring my children into the world," he says. "I (did) not rent a womb. This expression is used by fundamentalist conservatives."
In another interview this month, with The Advocate, the Puerto Rican-born entertainer describes the differences between the twins.
"Valentino is mister peace and love," says Martin. "He loves flowers and nature. If I ever wonder where he is, he'll be somewhere behind the bushes covered in mud. He's just at one with nature... he's very Zen and noble."
As for Matteo, Martin says he's "more alpha and a leader. He's like, 'You don't do that, this is what you do.' He tells his brother what to do and what not to do."
Martin, now appearing on Broadway in Evita, prides himself in being a hands-on dad; he even took the kids on tour last year while promoting his most recent album, and says the whole road crew embraced the toddlers.
"They are tools of healing, of love, these two," gushes Martin. "The crew would go back to focusing on their work and dealing with their stress, but those five seconds with the kids were very beautiful for them... the amount of love these kids have is crazy."
And will their parents tie the knot? Martin says that if Spain makes gay marriage legal, he'll be rushing to the altar.
"If they touch [the same-sex marriage law], now as a Spanish citizen, I would stand up and unite with my community," he tells Vanity Fair.
To see more photos of Ricky and the twins, visit the Spanish Vanity Fair website.