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#HappyPride! Ex ni Sam, ipinagmalaki ang relasyon sa director GF

Sam Milby's ex Mari Jasmine opens up on relationship with "Baka Bukas" director

Doreen Penilla
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Doreen Penilla

7/5/2018 in News
#HappyPride! Ex ni Sam, ipinagmalaki ang relasyon sa director GF

Model and lifestyle blogger Mari Jasmine revealed her relationship with "Baka Bukas" director Samantha Lee.

In a post yesterday, July 4, Mari first shared her feelings over the Pride March that happened last Saturday, June 30 at the Marikina Sports Complex. 

She said, "What an inspiring #Pride month we’ve just wrapped up! 25,000 people strong this year in Manila, celebrating as one."
 
Mari, who is Kapamilya actor Sam Milby's ex-girlfriend, then continued on to share, "Pride is about celebrating love, equality, and owning your truth. So here’s mine: in the little time I’ve spent on this earth, I’ve had the privilege of being in love with both men and women."

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Born to a Japanese mother and an English father, Mari was raised in Sydney, Australia. She then flew to the Philippines five years ago, and was in awe of the hospitality of the Filipinos.

She said, "Filipinos are known to be some of the most loving people on earth. As a foreigner arriving in Manila over 5 years ago, I can attest to this - I’ve been accepted and treated with love and compassion from day one. I’ve been welcomed to family dinners, been nurtured, taken care of and was never made to feel like an outsider."

The same kind of hospitality is what Mari would like the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, asexuality, +) community to receive. 

"My dream is for the same kind of love, compassion, and understanding to be shown to the LGBTQIA+ community. We still have a long way to go to reach acceptance and equality, especially here in the Philippines," she said then added, "My dream is to live in a world where I feel safe walking down the street holding my girlfriend’s hand."

Also yesterday, Mari's girlfriend Samantha also posted a photo of her with Mari that is simply captioned, #Pride.

Last May 1, during Harry Styles' concert in Manila, a source said that Mari and Samantha were spotted together. 

 

A post shared by Mari Jasmine (@mari_jasmn) on

Mari continued, "To the LGBTQIA+ community and to those who are still questioning/figuring out who you are - you are wonderful, worthy, and loved. Don’t let any person or any institution let you think otherwise. I stand by you and I will fight with you forever! ️"

 

What an inspiring #pride month we’ve just wrapped up! 25,000 people strong this year in Manila, celebrating as one. Pride is about celebrating love, equality, and owning your truth. So here’s mine: in the little time I’ve spent on this earth, I’ve had the privilege of being in love with both men and women. Filipinos are known to be some of the most loving people on earth. As a foreigner arriving in Manila over 5 years ago, I can attest to this - I’ve been accepted and treated with love and compassion from day one. I’ve been welcomed to family dinners, been nurtured, taken care of and was never made to feel like an outsider. My dream is for the same kind of love, compassion, and understanding to be shown to the LGBTQIA+ community. We still have a long way to go to reach acceptance and equality, especially here in the Philippines. My dream is to live in a world where I feel safe walking down the street holding my girlfriend’s hand. A world where I have the same fundamental human rights that I would be entitled to if I were in a straight, heteronormative relationship. To those who don’t have any friends or family in the LGBTQIA+ community, I implore you to reach out and start learning. We are often only afraid of the things we don’t know or understand. To reach equality, we need our allies to be as passionate and vocal about our rights as we are. To the LGBTQIA+ community and to those who are still questioning/figuring out who you are - you are wonderful, worthy and loved. Don’t let any person or any institution let you think otherwise. I stand by you and I will fight with you forever! 🌈🎉❤️

A post shared by Mari Jasmine (@mari_jasmn) on

Last September, Mari and Sam unfollowed each other on Instagram which sparked rumors of their breakup. However, it was only last March that Sam confirmed his breakup with Mari. 

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