Midas’ wife, kids laugh off gay rumors

Posted at 12/06/2011 3:40 PM | Updated as of 12/06/2011 11:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines - If there is one who should react to questions on the sexuality of Supreme Court spokesman Jose Midas Marquez, it should be his wife.

In an interview with radio dzMM, Marquez said his wife, Liezl, only laughed off the rumors. Asked for his kids’ reaction as well, he added: “Ganun din, tinatawanan na lang namin.”

Marquez has been married for around 2 decades now to the former Liezl Sarmiento, the daughter of a prominent surgeon and an anesthesiologist. They have 2 kids: Galo and Maia.

Last week, Marquez’s video went viral and gained him adulation from the gay community.

Some even came to his defense, including blogger Bekimon, who created a spoof of the now famous, or infamous, video.

Marquez’s employees and friends also came to his defense. They said it is not unusual for Marquez to fool around, make faces or do some playful stunts.

They remembered Marquez’s spur of the moment action way back, when he grew his hair below the shoulders and suddenly had it cut off. Of cutting his hair short, he once said: “I was already bored with [the long hair].”