To rejoice her twenty fourth birthday, Filipino actor Klea Pineda got here out as a “proud member” of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood.
On March 19, Pineda unveiled the information in an Instagram put up that included photographs of herself and a prolonged description detailing her resolution to return out publicly.
My twenty fourth birthday is additional particular since I lastly mustered up the braveness to return out to the world as my true genuine self. I can say that that is the bravest resolution I’ve made in my life. I need the world to know that I’m a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood.
I do know not everybody will perceive and respect this resolution. However all through the years, I’ve discovered to prioritize the issues that give pleasure and that means to my life, and revealing my sexuality to the world is a big a part of it.
My sexuality is only one facet of my life and it gained’t cease me from chasing after my desires. I’m nonetheless the identical Klea that you just beloved and supported all through the years. The one distinction now’s I can proudly say that I’m homosexual!
Pineda’s mom, Charito, expressed pleasure for her daughter’s resolution in her personal Instagram put up: “Completely happy birthday, my first born. All the time pleased with you, we love you a lot.”
The actor stated she hopes to encourage and empower others who’re struggling to return to phrases with their sexuality.
Pineda famous that there’s nothing mistaken with who they’re, encouraging them to be “the individual that your youthful self can be pleased with.”
Shifting ahead, Pineda stated that she needs to proceed residing her life “fearlessly” and remind others to “unfold love and empowerment.”
The 24-year-old first rose to stardom after successful GMA Community’s expertise actuality competitors “StarStruck” in 2015. She has since starred in hit drama sequence, corresponding to “Encantadia” and “Magkaagaw,” within the Philippines.
Pineda reportedly met her 28-year-old girlfriend, Katrice Kierulf, on TikTok.
Kierulf, a YouTuber and motorbike racing fanatic, additionally celebrated Pineda’s announcement and birthday in an Instagram put up.
“I consider the celebrities aligned for us for a motive. I’m past fortunate to have met you on this lifetime, Klea. You’re the most loving, affected person and beneficiant soul I’ve ever met. I’m so proud to name you my girlfriend,” Kierulf wrote.
In a separate put up, Kierulf shared a seashore photograph of her and her girlfriend with the hashtag “Love All the time Wins.”
“Not everybody will perceive our love story. However we gained’t let it shatter our objectives, desires and the longer term we need to construct collectively,” Kierulf wrote.
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