The Filipino pop star, heralded by Oprah as “the most talented girl in the world,” shared the news on the Filipino ABC-CBN program The Buzz.“Charice, are you a lesbian?” a serious-looking show host asks her.
“Yes. I am a lesbian,” the 21 year old singer replies. “What is the problem with that? Because for me, I don’t think there’s a problem with that.”
The petite pop star, who sported long locks during her Glee stint, now has a boyish pixie cut. Philippine Star reports that she was seen recently wearing “men’s attire” and holding hands with another girl.
“Now I feel free,” Star quotes Charice as saying. “I can go out of the house without fear and certain that I’m not stepping on anybody’s toe[s].”
However, not everyone has been supportive. Charice reveals that she has become estranged from her mother, Raquel Pempengco, and she’s currently living at the home of a family friend. Her grandmother, too, is having difficulty with the news, but Charice says she hopes both her mother and grandmother will eventually come to accept her.