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Ricky Martin and partner Carlos Gonzalez walk with the singers twin sons, Matteo and Valentino, in Bondi Beach, Australia on May 29, 2013. People magazine reported on Jan. 2, 2014 that the couple split after some five years together. - Provided courtesy of MEDIA-MODE / startraksphoto.com

Ricky Martin, partner Carlos Gonzalez split (Photo)

01/02/2014 by Corinne Heller

Ricky Martin and partner Carlos Gonzalez have called it quits.

The two "have mutually agreed to end their relationship but continue to be united by friendship and their shared experiences," People magazine on Thursday, Jan. 2, quoted a spokesperson for the 42-year-old "Livin' La Vida Loca" Latin pop singer as saying

This marks the first reported major celebrity breakup of 2014. Martin, a father to 5-year-old twin sons, and Gonzalez began dating about five years ago.

"When I started the process with my sons, Carlos wasn't in my life," Martin told Vanity Fair magazine in 2012. "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."

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