“I was falling apart. I was trying to be strong … “, were the shocking statements of Emily, daughter of Gloria Estefan, when she informed her mother that she was homosexual
Emily and Gloria Estefan.
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As promised, the family Estefan has revealed one of the most intimate parts of her story during an intense conversation that the matriarch, Glory, has kept with his niece Lili And your daughter Emily within the framework of your program ‘Red Table Talk’ to talk about how the latter explained that he is homosexual.
“I had my first sexual experience with a woman and, two weeks later, with a man because I believed that maybe something was wrong with me. I was ashamed “, has confessed the youngest of the clan Estefan, who with 21 years asked his parents if it was possible that he was gay.
On that occasion, they assured her that only she could discover the answer, so Emily never expected was his mother -an icon for the community LGBTQ + – react as he did when he finally confessed that he had started a romantic relationship with his current girlfriend. As she recalls, the singer replied that if she shared that information with her grandmother and the old woman suffered some kind of shock, “His hands would be stained with his blood”.
However, Glory has a different version of events. All she wanted was for Emily initially introduce her partner as a friend in front of her grandmother, so that she could get used to her presence and become fond of the young woman.
“In my head, I could only think that if I told my mother and something happened to her, Emily would feel guilty forever and think that she was responsible for whatever happened. I did not want my daughter to associate her sexuality with a hypothetical illness of her grandmother “, the artist has revealed, to insist that she was trying to protect both her daughter and her mother, a “Woman of arms take” with whom he had maintained a very complicated relationship throughout his life.
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In retrospect, Emily understands his concern, but finds no justification for the fact that his mother asked him not to make gestures of affection to her girl in public, no matter how much he did it for fear that the paparazzi would photograph her and ‘They will take out of the closet’ Before it was ready
“I was falling apart. I was trying to be strong and act like I didn’t care, but my life came to a standstill. I didn’t care that the rest of the world knew I was gay, I was only concerned about my family. My grandmother was a sick old woman and she wondered if the fact that I was gay could end up killing someone “, has stated Emily, who unfortunately lost his grandmother before he could open up to her.