HBO Max’s ‘Menudo: Forever Young’ charts the boy band’s historic previous, from its inception to its end, as in all probability essentially the most in model bands in Latin America. While Menudo’s members have been greeted by hoards of youthful followers wherever they went, the teenage boys moreover wanted to maintain a rigorous touring and recording schedule. The docuseries focuses on a number of of the previous Menudo members who discuss a pattern of abuse by the fingers of their supervisor, Edgardo Diaz. Ralphy Rodriguez, who was part of Menudo for a variety of years by way of the Nineteen Eighties, moreover shared his experience. So, in case you’re questioning what occurred to him since then, we’ve acquired you coated.
Who is Ralphy Rodriguez?
Ralphy Rodriguez recalled when he was 9 or ten years outdated, he was pretty struck by how the boys in Menudo appeared so blissful collectively. On the current, Ralphy acknowledged that on the time, he wanted to maintain a bodily and verbally abusive father. Therefore, he hoped to be a part of Menudo and share that happiness. It acquired right here true for Ralphy when he turned a part of the boy band in 1986.
However, points weren’t on a regular basis how Ralphy imagined they’d be. He talked about throughout the docuseries that he didn’t actually really feel protected whereas working and performing with Menudo. Ralphy added that the model new man throughout the band was at all times picked on and hazed. Ultimately, after about two years with the band, Ralphy’s dad and mother decided it was time for him to get out. By then, the group’s keyboardist had died from a drug overdose.
By mid-1991, a variety of Menudo members had come out and talked about their mistreatment whereas working. Ralphy, in a TV interview, accused Edgardo of bodily abusing him. In June 1991, he appeared in a single different TV part alongside together with his father. This attribute moreover had Edgardo on stage. As per the current, Ralphy claimed Edgardo hit him alongside together with his fists. However, Edgardo tried to discredit Ralphy by saying it was solely a rumor and accusing him of doing it only for the money.
Where is Ralphy Rodriguez Today?
Ralphy asserted on the current that he on no account benefitted from going public alongside together with his story; he talked about that he solely hoped to protect completely different youngsters ultimately. Ralphy added that he has since healed from each little factor that occurred and is doing lots higher. He is married to Carrie, they usually’re loving dad and mother to three youngsters.
Apart from being a vlogger and an precise property investor, Ralphy is the singer and bassist of the band 2080 VEINTE/OCHENTA. The trio makes Latin pop-rock music and recently launched the third observe from their Pandemic EP. Ralphy lives alongside together with his family in North Carolina nevertheless recurrently travels to Puerto Rico. Apart from that, he enjoys attending reside exhibits.