*People used to say that Ricky was a bit more gay in his dance steps than he should be.  And that’s “gay” as in jovial!  That the spring in his step was just a little bit more than the average rhythmic latin dancer.

But, we didn’t believe them because he didn’t want us to.  He never really rebuked the rumors, just kinda dismissed them.

Well, he is finally free and clear!  He came out to the press saying that he is a “fortunate homosexual man.”  He wrote a note on his website explaining the life he chose to live up until now and why it (more … at eurThisNThat)

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