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Ian Veneracion recalls how daughter Dids came out as lesbian

Ian to daughter: “You can be whoever you want to be and I have full support."

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

3/4/2020 in News
Ian Veneracion recalls how daughter Dids came out as lesbian

For Ian Veneracion, life is too short for people to live lives hiding in the closet.

So when his only daughter Dids came out as lesbian, the actor didn’t think twice to give his full support and acceptance, as he revealed on “Magandang Buhay” today, March 4. Ian also recalled the exact moment Dids talked to him about her sexuality.

She was 16 [noong umamin siya]. Kinakalikot ko 'yung motor ko tapos dumating siya, teary-eyed. Sabi niya, 'Daddy, I have to tell you something,'” Ian recalled.

Sabi ko, 'What? Sit down.' Tapos sabi niya, 'I like girls.' Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Me also, I like girls,'” he joked.

Tapos nagtataka siya, 'What? It's okay?' Sabi ko, 'Yeah. Just don't ever be apologetic about it. Not even to me. You can be whoever you want to be and I have full support.’" he assured her daughter.

Ian also revealed that he “already knew” even before Dids came out.

Umatras luha niya kasi natawa siya sabi niya, 'You know?' Sabi ko, 'Oo naman. Bata ka pa lang, ang macho mo na,’” he jested.

He continued, “Nakakapanghinayang lang. Isa lang ang buhay natin tapos nabuhay ka na apologetic ka pa, nahihiya ka sa sarili mo, hindi mo mailabas pagkatao mo. Parang, what a waste of life.”

Ian also recalled that he was the one who talked to his wife Pam about Dids’ sexuality.

He shared, “‘Paano 'pag nagka-boyfriend si Dids? Okay lang?’ ‘Okay lang.’ ‘Paano 'pag nagka-girlfriend siya?’ Sabi niya, 'Kung saan siya masaya, masaya ako.' She has the full support of the whole family.”

Ian most recently starred in the Mikhail Red zombie thriller “Block Z.” 

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