Ricky Martin and his longtime partner and co-parent Carlos Gonzalez Abello have broken up.

Ricky Martin, Carlos Gonzalez Abello Break Up

"Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences," Martin’s spokesperson said in a statement to Us Weekly.

According to insiders, the perpetually long-distance nature of Martin and Abello’s relationship was to blame. "They've spent very little time together and have grown apart," a source told People. "They've been on the outs for a while now."

Martin came out as gay back in 2010, two years after he began dating Abella and had welcomed twin boys – Matteo and Valentino. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," he had written on his personal website. "I am very blessed to be who I am."

When Martin accepted the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2011, he made mention of Abello in his speech, calling him his “partner in crime.”

"I definitely need to thank my parents for being so supportive, my mother and my dad for their unconditional love, and my friends, my family, my fans," Martin said. "And my partner in crime and my boyfriend Carlos."

Abello, a Puerto Rican financial analyst and stockbroker, had been introduced to Martin through a mutual friend.

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