The son of the late singer, songwriter and actress, Jenni Rivera has revealed that he is in a same-sex relationship.
16-year-old Johnny Lopez addressed rumours circulating on social media about his sexuality and relationship in a video with his older sister Chiquis Rivera.
“There has been a lot said about me in the past few weeks. Things didn’t come out the way I wanted this too,” Lopez explains in the video.
”I wanted to make this video first and for everyone to understand me but my boyfriend, as you all know, Joaquín, we both got a little too excited, and he posted a few pictures of us, and I retweeted them, and it went viral.”
Lopez explained he began dating his current boyfriend over two years ago. Following a short break up, the couple got back together five months ago.
“People began noticing that we were together. They didn’t come out exactly the way I wanted to but they’re out now. I am in a gay relationship right now and I am in love with this person. I’ve been dealing with this part of myself for a long time now,” Lopez added.
Admitting he has experimented with girls, Lopez says he has found he doesn’t have a preference.
“For so long I wanted to be completely straight or completely gay because I honestly didn’t know where I am.”
“I’m bisexual, but honestly, I know that some people don’t necessarily believe in that. But all I know is that I love this person and I don’t necessarily have a preference, I love who I love.”
Lopez says he regrets not being able to share his identity with his mother.
“I’ve dealt with this for so long and I never got to tell my mom about this side of myself. And I know that’s the number one question in everyone’s mind, ‘What would your mom think?’”
Supporting her little brother, Chiquis says, “I support you in this, and I don’t care, I don’t care about what anyone has to say.”
Lopez currently stars on the UNIVERSO reality series “The Riveras” with the rest of his family.
Watch the video below:
Sourced via Washington Blade