The Cuban singer Gloria Estefan commented in an interview with CNN the reasons why she did not allow her daughter Emily to tell her grandmother that she is gay.
The artist spoke about the subject again in an interview with journalist Chris Wallace, from the aforementioned news channel. Previously, she referred to it in “Red Table Talk: The Estefans”, a Facebook Watch program that premiered in 2020 and served as a spinoff of Jada Pinkett Smith and her family.
The interpreter of “Oye mi canto” said that one of the reasons for not telling her mother the truth was the bad temper of Mrs. Gloria Fajardo, who died in 2017 at the age of 88. And of course, the prejudice that she is she could show at the moment for being someone conservative.
«In the Latino community, many of these issues are not touched on, they are taboo, people know they are there but they do not want to talk about it, nor assume it. I thought Emily would feel comfortable telling me about her preference,” she said.
Likewise, the actress from “The Father of the Bride” explained that she and her family are allies of the sexodiverso conglomerate. “We are huge supporters of the LGBTQ community, we have supported them our whole lives, but at the same time, I had a mother who had ulcerative colitis; even if she brought up the issue of a bill, something that is not even important, she would get in a bad mood, she was very volatile. We are just families trying to overcome the difficult moments of life, which is complicated and hard, “she said.
According to a publication by “Good Morning America” on its website, Gloria Estefan’s daughter came out of the closet in 2017. “If you tell your grandmother she is dying, her blood will be on your hands,” Gloria told him at the time, according to revealed on Facebook Watch.