Martin Is A Hands-on Dad
Pop star Ricky Martin has promised never to hire a nanny to look after his twin sons - because he is proud to care for them all by himself.
The 36-year-old singer became dad to baby boys, Valentino and Matteo, in August (08) after fathering them through a surrogate mother.
After ruling out the "long and complicated process" of adoption, Martin opted for surrogacy, calling it a "an intriguing and faster option".
And the star is determined he will be there for every step of his sons' upbringing.
He tells People.com, "Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing. Being a father feels amazing.
"I don't have a nanny. I'm doing this on my own because I don't want to miss a moment. I have a personal assistant who helps me, someone who takes care of me while I'm taking care of them, but 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. For any parent, the first couple of months tend to get a little bit intense.