Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin is putting on a brave face after splitting from longtime boyfriend Carlos González Abella.

The 42-year-old singer, who announced his breakup last week, stepped out in chilly NYC over the weekend for a solo outing.

Martin, who was bundled up in a heavy coat, black gloves and gray beanie hat with black sunglasses, braved the cold Big Apple weather while walking down the street. Martin even flashed a peace sign with his right hand while being snapped by paparazzi on the sidewalk.

Martin later met up with a female friend for brunch.

Ricky Martin, Carlos Gonzalez


A rep for the Latin pop star confirmed his split to E! News last Thursday, saying, "Ricky and Carlos have mutually agreed to end their relationship, but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences."

Martin, who is dad to 5-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino, also tweeted before the announcement, "Changes oh changes." Perhaps a pre-announcement sign of the lovebirds' split?

In April 2012, Martin gushed to Spanish Vanity Fair of Abella, "I have experienced wonderful things with my partner. Complexity, understanding, and, at the same time, freedom, not being afraid that your partner is judging you. That is what I have found with Carlos."

"We're going on four years together...When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn't in my life," Martin added "He said: ‘I'm looking for a boyfriend, not a father with a family.' And I said to him: ‘You've found a grown-up, full-fledged man.' I created a family structure and if he didn't understand he'd ask me questions and we were on our way. He has a really strong personality. He's nobody's puppet."

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