Ricky Martin Responds to Gus Kenworthy's 'Missed Connections' Ad

Does Ricky Martin feel the same way about Gus Kenworthy in response to the Olympic skier's 'Missed Connection' ad that he posted on his Instagram earlier this week?

For those who are unaware, Gus evidently ran into Ricky and his super hot husband Jwan Yosef at the 2018 Oscars, and offered them a "meetup" of sorts with his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas.  It was left open to interpretation, but, um... you know where your mind is going.

Ricky appeared CBS' The Talk today, where he was grilled by the fellow ladies over if this was something he would be interested in.  And good news Gus, today is your lucky day, because Ricky is DOWN!

He gave Gus a ton of compliments, calling him "cute" and a "national treasure" and that he and Jwan were very "flattered".  He finished up his statement by saying, "We will definitely connect."

Ricky, please let us know when you do.  Thanks in advance. 



RSVP! Gus Kenworthy Posts Ad Wanting To "Connect" With Ricky Martin & His Husband

Gus Kenworthy posted something that many of us would like to attend if it ever actually happened.

The Olympic heartthrob pleaded his case for a future rendezvous to Ricky Martin and his smoking hot husband, Jwan Yosef, about 'connecting' again since their first four-way meeting which included Gus' equally sexy boyfriend Matthew Wilkas, was cut short.

The post was done Craigslist "Missed Connection" style with "Living La Vida Lonely - m4m (LA, California)" as the title.  

"Us: We were wearing black Ralph Lauren tuxedos, mine had little cowboys on it," Gus captioned. "You: You were also both wearing tuxedos because... well, because it was the Oscar's and everybody does."

"You and your husband stood out though. Partly because you're both gorgeous but also because you're literally @ricky_martin & @jwanyosef. The four of us chatted and laughed but then, sadly, got separated in the chaos of the Oscar's. My bf and I searched for you both for the rest of the night but never found you again. In town for a week. Let's connect."



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With the style that it was written, Kenworthy's followers jumped to what happens when a "Craigslist Missed Connection" gets answered.

Gus found some colorful support for his idea of a future rendezvous with the "Livin da Vida Loca couple" from several of his followers, who posted "#orgyparty" and "Here I am, can’t even find a someone to talk to, and Gus is out here hooking up w guys on Craigslist rip my sad life."  Awe.

Ricky and Jwan, it's your turn.  Will you answer Gus's missed connection and see where it goes?  Will it be dinner and drinks for these two gay power couples or will it be where many of your minds went and turn into Netflix and chill, chill, chill? This could also be a live broadcast of sorts if they wanted (we want!), but we're not sure if NBC would cover it.  Ricky, fire up that Instagram. We eagerly await your response to Gus.  Story developing... :)


Should We Be Supporting Open Relationships?

Should We Be Supporting Open Relationships?

Ricky Martin Speaks On Monogamy

OH! Alright, well everyone has been raving about American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, due to all of the buzz surrounding Darren Criss’ bulging body parts, a homosexual serial killer and subsequent…love?...story, and an array of studs that make up the entire cast. All of the ingredients make for a fantastic series that has been groundbreaking – thanks Ryan Murphy! As you may know, Crime Story deals with Gianni Versace’s love life, including the relationship with mega-hunk Ricky Martin’s character, real life partner of the Fashion Icon, Antonio D’Amico. The actual couple shared a love for 15 years, which gives a lead to the two being in an open relationship. Martin recently spoke in favor of open relationships, inspired by his character counterpart.

According to Vulture, Martin tells:

“I want to normalize relationships like this. It’s good for the world; it’s good for me as a gay man with kids. It’s important that we shed some light on power couples like [Gianni Versace and Antonio D’Amico], even though [D’Amico] was quiet and behind the scenes and he was just there supporting his man for 15 years. I also believe there was a level of homophobia going around in his family where he was hiding, even though he says, ‘My relationship was very open and free with Gianni’…"

The level of commitment after 15 years. The level of security between them and trust between them is so solid. We want to normalize another kind of reality for open relationships. And that’s what we’re doing. There’s absolutely nothing wrong. We’re just two very self-secure men that are completely in love with each other, that trust each other to the maximum level, and here we are.”

This brings up the conversation: Are open relationships healthier for gay men? Yes, many of us have a wandering eye – myself included – so, you know, a real relationship may be a bit of a stretch. I mean, come on, in the modern age of social media – all you have to do to be hypnotized by a nude, sculpted body is literally under your thumb. Is it almost impossible to be monogamous anymore? For every sexy guy you see, there are even more in a bar, and an endless amount on the internet for your liking. Dating apps and hook up websites have even made it so easy that you are able to search for your ideal partner by selecting your preferences. Why search for the one when you can have whatever flavor you prefer right now?

Should we be glorifying open relationships? Especially when children are involved? Once we decide to put on wedding rings and exchange vows – is it time to give up our partying ways and sexcapades?  

Or, should we be even judging how someone else runs their family? Do open relationships work for all?

This is the opinion of one of Instinct Magazine's contributing writers. It does not represent the opinion of the magazine.