Filipino singer and Glee actress Charice Pempengco is making headlines after coming out as lesbian.
Pempengco, who’s currently a judge on the X Factor Philippines and played Sunshine Corazon in the 2010-2011 seasons of Glee, confirmed the rumors on her home country’s entertainment television show The Buzz.
“Yes, I’m a lesbian,” she announced on June 2. “Now I feel free. I can go out of the house without fear and certain that I’m not stepping on anybody’s toe.”
Pempengco was reportedly very emotional during the television interview, revealing that a lot of conservative Catholic people in her home country may not understand or accept her sexuality, including her mother and grandmother.
“I left our home because that’s what I had to do for now,” she said, adding that she didn’t see neither one of them for her birthday last month.
The filipino megastar also posted a video thanking fans for their support.
“I just wanna say thank you, personally... to all the people supporting me, to all the people who are still there for me.
“Honestly, I'm very, very happy. I can't explain how happy I am right now hearing all positive things.”
WATCH: Charice thanks fans after coming out