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Ricky Martin: 'I Want the Option to Marry'

Singing sensation Ricky Martin is making the media rounds to promote his new book, "Me," and he stopped by The Grove to chat with "Extra's" Mario Lopez about parenting and future marriage plans.

Currently in a committed relationship, Ricky said he's not ready to reveal his partner's identity just yet. "We know it'll happen eventually. It's not something we think about every day," he said. "We are happy. My kids love him. He loves my kids. We're in love with each other."

As for future marriage plans, Martin said, "I want to have that option. I pay my taxes. How come people can have that option and not me? I guess we're working on it little by little."

Martin revealed last March that he is gay. He told Mario he has his young twin boys to thank. "I knew that sooner or later I'd have to. I just couldn't take it anymore... and obviously, my kids, I want them to live a life with pride and not have to leave the house having to lie to me," the singer said.

Martin added that when his boys get a little older and start to ask why they don't have a mommy, he'll tell them, "I am mommy, what's wrong? I am mommy and daddy."

The singer also admitted he wouldn't mind doing "Dancing with the Stars," "Maybe someday, after the tour, something like that."

Click here to watch Ricky Martin's home video of the mob scene during his visit to The Grove.