- Actor Ian Veneration being supportive to his only daughter named Dids who came out as a lesbian touched many people
- In his guesting on “Magandang Buhay”, Ian narrated how Dids confessed to him about her gender preference when she was 16 years old
- According to the actor, Dids approached him near tears and told him she needed to tell him something, then later on said that she is into girls
- Ian then expressed how he fully accepted her daughter’s gender preference and even told Dids to stop being apologetic about it
- Ian’s wife Pam Gallardo also full-heartedly accepted their daughter’s choice
Actor Ian Veneracion’s reaction after his only daughter came out as a lesbian when she was 16 touched the hearts of many people.
In his guesting on Kapamilya morning talk show "Magandang Buhay" on March 3, Ian shared how his daughter Dids confessed to him years ago about her gender preference that the actor full-heartedly accepted.
"Kinukulit ko 'yung mga motor ko, dumating siya, medyo teary eyed. Sabi niya 'Daddy, I need to tell you something.' Sabi ko, 'What? Sit down,'” Ian recalled.
“Tapos sabi niya, 'I like girls.' Tapos sabi ko sa kanya, 'Me also, I like girls.'” the actor shared which made people in the studio laugh.
The supportive father also told Dids to stop being apologetic about how she feels.
“So parang nagtataka siya, sabi niya, 'It's okay?' Sabi ko, 'Yes. Just don't be ever apologetic about it, not even to me.' Sabi ko, 'You can be whoever you want to be and I have full support,'" Ian continued.
Ian told a surprised Dids then that he already knew about it when she was still a kid and even described her as “macho”.
"Natawa siya. Sabi niya, 'You know?' Sabi ko, 'Oo naman, bata ka pa ang macho mo na.' So alam ko na dati," he added.
According to Ian, his wife Pam Gallardo, is also as supportive to their daughter.
"Eventually sinabi ko sa kanya (Pam). Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Paano kapag nagka-boyfriend si Dids, okay lang?' 'Okay lang.' 'Paano kung magka-girlfriend si Dids, okay lang?' Sabi niya, 'Kung saan siya masaya, masaya ako.' So she has full support of the whole family," Ian said.
In a previous report by KAMI, we shared that Ian and Pam have been happily married since 1997. Although the actor did not find his wife in the entertainment industry, he married a gorgeous and equally intellectual woman, who is a thriving industrial engineer. The actor and Pam have three children together.
Ian already starred in Kapamiya teleseryes like 'A Love to Last' with Bea Alonzo, and 'Pangako Sa'Yo' with Jodi Sta. Maria as his leading lady.
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