Emotional Charice says sorry to mom, brother

Posted at 06/02/2013 7:28 PM
SInger Charice admits she's a lesbian during her exclusive "The Buzz" interview

MANILA – Singer Charice on Sunday ended speculations about her sexual preference by finally admitting that she is indeed a lesbian.

In an interview with Boy Abunda aired on “The Buzz,” Charice said: “Opo, tomboy po ako.”

“Mayroon po akong chance na gawin lahat ng ito internationally. Pero pinili ko po dito dahil malaki ang utang na loob ko sa mga Pilipino dahil na-feel ko na gusto ko na sila 'yung makaalam kung ano ako, or kung sino ako,” she said.

An emotional Charice also apologized to her family and fans who are disappointed by her coming out.

“Gusto kong humingi ng patawad sa mga hindi nakaintindi. Sa mga hindi makakaunawa, sa mga hindi ako matatanggap, sorry po. Naiintindihan ko po kayo. Pero sa mga tanggap po ako, maraming, maraming salamat po,” she said.

She added: “Sorry, Mommy, Carl pero ito ako. Proud ako sa sarili ko at mahal ko ang sarili ko kaya ko ginagawa ito. Sa mga fans ko na alam ko marami sa inyo disappointed. Alam ko nga siguro 'yung iba sa inyo tatalikuran na ako, sorry. Alam niyo na sincere akong tao. From the bottom of my heart, sorry. Naiintindihan ko kayo.”

Earlier in the interview, Charice admitted that she and her mom are not in good terms but said it is just normal for a mother and her child to have misundertandings.

“Opo, nag-aaway kami ni mama. Kailangan ko po siyang intindihin. Kung nasaktan man niya ako, alam kong mas nasaktan siya bilang ina. Ngayon po, hindi kami magkaaway. Nasa stage kami na tina-try intindihin ang isa’t isa. Pero I have to give her credit na tina-try niyang intindihin ang sitwasyon. Nag-aaway po kami pero normal lang po iyon,” she said.

Charice, however, clarified that she is not rebelling against anyone, especially her family.

“Nagpa-tattoo ako, nagpagupit ako, lahat iyon choices na gusto ko. Alam kong very risky pero ginawa ko dahil iyon ang gusto ko. Hindi dahil nagrerebelde ako or nasaktan ako ng isang tao, ng pamilya ko or kung depressed ako. Ginawa ko po iyon dahil iyon ang gusto ko,” she said

Same-sex relationship

Without naming names, Charice also admitted she has had same-sex relationships.

“Opo, naman. Siyempre hindi ko naman masasabi kung sino pero opo naman na-experience ko po iyon,” she said.

However, she denied that she had a relationship with former “The Voice” finalist Cheesa Laureta.

“I remember nag-post kami ng picture ni Cheesa na ang caption ko ‘my baby girl’ kasi nakita namin sa timeline namin sa Twitter namin na jowa, jowa daw. Pero no po. Si Cheesa is like a big sister. Hindi po totoo,” she said.

On Alyssa Quijano

Last month, Charice made headlines after it was reported that she supposedly ran away from home to elope with former “X Factor” finalist Alyssa Quijano.

Clarifying this issue, Charice said: “Hindi ko po alam ang sasabihin ko diyan. Umalis ako ng bahay pero alam ko, alam din naman ni mommy noon na darating sa point na iyon. Umalis ako hindi dahil ayaw ko na doon. Umalis ako dahil iyon ang kailangan kong gawin.”

According to Charice, she is now staying at a house in Cabuyao, Laguna with the people whom she never thought would “catch a bullet for me.”

“Sa sitwasyon ko ngayon, hindi ko ine-expect. Ang hirap mag-trust, ang hirap maghanap ng taong ganun. Pero again, hinayaan ko ang Diyos na bigyan ako ng sign, bigyan ako ng kung sino ang puwedeng tumulong sa akin. Finally kapag pumasok ako sa isang bahay, puwede lang akong humiga at sabihing pagod na ako. Puwede kong lahat gawin, puwede ako ipakita kung sino si Charice sa harap nila na walang manghuhusga,” she said.

Asked who is Quijano in her life, the former “Glee” star said: “She’s an inspiration. She’s a very special person.”

Charice said she and Quijano have known each other since they were 10 years old but it was only during “X Factor” that their paths crossed again.

Quijano was a member of the group contestant AKA Jam, while Charice was among the show’s judges.

Asked if she loves Quijano, the singer said: “Sana mabuksan niyo ang puso ko para makita niyo. Malakas ang tibok.”

Furthermore, Charice admitted she is hoping to marry in the future.

Career

While her continuous absence in the local showbiz scene has puzzled her fans, Charice assured her supporters that she will be back in the limelight again soon.

“Magkakaroon po ako ng recording. Magre-record ako ng isang song na mafi-feature isang big project. And TV shows na lalabasan ko pero hindi ko puwede sabihin,” she told Abunda.

The singer said she will also be working on her third solo album soon for her fans in the Philippines

Charice said she is still being managed by Mark Johnson in connection with her career in the United States, while she still remains under the management of Glen Aldueza here in the Philippines.

“It’s very nice to have 'yung tao na kilala ka, alam 'yung gusto mo at ayaw mo,” she said.