The 37-year-old looked to be taking fatherhood in his stride as he lay on the sand with the adorable toddlers.

The 37-year-old looked to be taking fatherhood in his stride as he lay on the sand with the adorable toddlers.

Ricky Martin has posted images of his twin sons on Twitter in a celebration of their first birthdays. The twins, named Valentino and Matteo, were born through a surrogate mother last August.

The pictures show the Latino heartthrob juggling a child in each arm as they relax on the beach in Miami. He says the boys have very distinctive personalities: ‘Valentino loves to sleep. I call him ‘Mr. Peace and Love’ because he’s so chill and serene. Matteo is more alert and active.’

Martin, whose decision to become a father via surrogate has heightened rumours over his sexuality, claims he cares for the boys single-handedly.

He says: ‘I don’t have a nanny. I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment. 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.’

The Twitter post also shows him shortly after the birth giving one of the babies their first bath.

Constantly questioned about his sexual orientation, Martin has not been in a relationship since splitting from Mexican television presenter Rebecca de Alba in 2005.

Since then, he has remained resolutely single, his cryptic statements on the subject nonetheless offering hope to his large gay following. –The Mail.