Ian Veneracion supportive of unica hija when she came out as a lesbian

MANILA, Philippines – Kapamilya actor Ian Veneracion shared how he accepted his only daughter, Dids when she came out as a lesbian.

Ian Veneracion supportive of unica hija when she came out as a lesbian
Ian Veneracion shares coming out story of her daughter | Screengrab from Magandang Buhay YouTube video

While Ian rarely talks about his family life as he tried to keep it private, he was on "Magandang Buhay" with Dids to talk about their father-daughter relationship.

The actor shared how Dids came out to him about her sexuality when she was just 16 years old. Ian said Dids was tearful as she admitted she is a lesbian.

Ian said, "Kinukulit ko 'yung mga motor ko, dumating siya, medyo teary eyed. Sabi niya 'Daddy, I have to tell you something.' Sabi ko, 'What? Sit down.' Sabi niya, 'I like girls.' Tapos sabi ko sa kanya, 'Me also I like girls.' So parang nagtataka siya, sabi niya, 'It's okay?' Sabi ko, 'Yes. Just don't be ever apologetic about it, not even to me.' Sabi ko, 'You can be whoever you want to be and I have full support.'"

Ian brushed off the admission and told Dids that as a father, he had always known.

"Natawa siya. Sabi niya, 'You know?' Sabi ko, 'Oo naman, bata ka pa ang macho mo na.' So alam ko na dati," he added.

For the loving father, he said he doesn't mind that her daughter is a lesbian and that she should never feel bad about it. He also added how important it is to live a life free from any secrets.

Ian said, "Nakakapanghinayang lang isa lang ang buhay natin. Tapos kapag nabuhay ka parang apologetic ka pa na nahihiya ka sa sarili mo, hindi mo mailabas ang pagkatao mo. Parang what a waste of life."

Even Ian's wife didn't hesitate to accept her own daughter's sexuality. They both support and love Dids no matter.

The actor shared, "Eventually sinabi ko sa kanya (sa asawa ko). Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Paano kapag nagka-boyfriend si Dids, okay lang?' 'Okay lang.' 'Paano kung magka-girlfriend si Dids, okay lang?' Sabi niya, 'Kung saan siya masaya, masaya ako.' So she has full support of the whole family."

You can watch the video from ABS-CBN's YouTube channel:

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