Charice marks 'coming out day'

Posted at 06/03/14 12:18 PM

MANILA -- It's been a year since Charice came out of the closet and the singer marked the day on social media.

In her official Instagram account, Charice posted a photo collage of herself with the caption: "It's been a year since I came out. (JUNE 2, 2013) This day is not just for me but for all the people all over the world who had the strength to come out and be who they are."

"To others who still feel scared to tell the world, it's okay. We've all been there and one day, you will find the strength to tell everyone. Be strong and always know that YOU, my friend, are not alone," the singer added.

Charice confirmed speculations about her sexual preference in an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda on "The Buzz."

She also broke down as she apologized to her family and fans who were disappointed by her her coming out, while thanking those who continued to support her.

Charice is now in a relationship with Alyssa Quijano.