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Charice's Mother Says She Was Also A Lesbian…But Was Forced To Change!

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On the heels of Charice coming out of the closet, the former Glee star's mother says she knows EXACTLY what she's going through!

Raquel Pempengco has recently spoken out about her daughter's big announcement, and says she too was a lesbian in her younger years, but was pressured to begin dating men and start a family instead:

"I'm the lesbian — until my mom sent me off to my husband and [Charice's] father. I told Charice this before, I told her that I experienced what it's like, too. But then I changed."

Raquel has reportedly had a hard time dealing with her daughter's decision to come out, but now she's trying to clear the air, and says that's NOT true:

"I spoke out because I couldn't take the accusations that I couldn't accept my daughter. If there's one person who knows what it's like, it's me. But as you can see, I kept it hidden for so many years, because I didn't want to destroy her."

Charice has apparently been living with a friend for the past few months, and hasn't kept much contact with her mother or her brother, but now it looks like both sides might be trying to rekindle their relationship.

Raquel goes on to say:

"At the end of the day, after God, family is still the place we can run to. Friends will come and go, and they will pass — but [my son] and I believe that family are the people you can run to because they were given to us even before we were born. They are the people who will be with us, take care of us, love us even if we can't offer anything in return."

Considering what Raquel went through in her younger years, she should know just how emotional of a time her daughter is going through right now.

Hopefully the two can patch things up, because having her family's support would probably mean a lot to Charice right now!

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10 comments to “Charice's Mother Says She Was Also A Lesbian…But Was Forced To Change!”

  1. DaVinci says – reply to this


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    Still waiting for you to report on Jane Lynch divorcing her "wife." Trying to hide the fact that homosexuals have problems in relationships. SPEAK!

  2. Z says – reply to this


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    Re: DaVinci – Ummm he did, he even put it was the top story dumbass



  3. 3

    Re: DaVinci – That was yesterday's news.



  4. 4

    Re: DaVinci – Don't know what your angle is but if you are saying bc gay people get divorced they shouldn't wed, please do something with your life :-D

  5. DaVinci says – reply to this


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    Yawn. It's easy to push peoples buttons. My job is done.

  6. msmoonlight13 says – reply to this


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    Re: DaVinci – You clearly put more good into the world with every new comment. Please step away from the keyboard and return to your real life, which I'm sure is just oh so fulfilling!

  7. DaVinci says – reply to this


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    Another comment. Another button pushed. All of you. Don't be so sanctimonious. I've never come here and told someone to "kill yourself." I've never told Mario he should die or called his son "retarded." I'm very lame by any means. So face that mirror your way, look into it, then comment.



  8. 8

    Re: DaVinci – Well ok, carry on :-)



  9. 9

    Glad to hear that Charice's mom understands, however, if Raquel hadn't been forced into that relationship with Charice's father, she wouldn't have been abused by him. What kind of mother does that to her daughter? That isn't the kind of family a girl needs, keep this grandmother away from Charice. And keep the grandmother out of the press, I'm so tired of seeing her do interviews, like she knows Charice so well, and cares so much. I think she just likes the attention from the media!

    Not all family has your best interest at heart! Charice's mom & brother, fine, but not that grandmother!

  10. LOIDAMORALESORLANDA says – reply to this


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    IT'S NOT A MESS ! ACCEPTABLE AROUND THE WORLD. JUST LOOK AT YOURSELF,LOVE YOURSELF,THAT'S GOD GIVIN' .