Gloria Estefan Shares ‘ComplicatedReason She Didn’t Want Daughter to Come Out to Grandmother

Gloria Estefan attends The Grove's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and CBS's "A Home For The Holidays" special taping

Gloria Estefan attends The Grove's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and CBS's "A Home For The Holidays" special taping

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格洛丽亚·埃斯特凡 is explaining why she didn’t want daughter Emily Estefan to come out as gay in front of her grandmother.

In a sit-down interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace, 这 queen of Latin pop said that revealing her sexuality to her elderly relative would have been “我还是觉得她最火” for a number of personal reasons.

In the Latin community, a lot of these subjects aren’t touched, they’re taboo,” Estefan, 65, shared with Wallace. “People see — but they don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to see it.

“艾米丽, 我想, would feel comfortable coming out to me,” the Cuban superstar said of her musician daughter, 27, who revealed that Estefan wasreluctant to have her come out to her grandmotherbefore her death, in an episode of 红桌谈话: 埃斯特芬一家.

We’ve been very very open about the support for the LGBTQ community our entire lives and at the same time, I had a mother with ulcerative colitis that even if I brought up a bill — or something that was not even important — would get very upset,” she added about Gloria Fajardo, WHO 死在 2017 aged 88.

We’re all just families trying to get through the difficult moments in life,” 她继续. “Life is complicated, life is tough.

Emily Estefan, Sasha Argento Estefan Coppola and Gloria Estefan attend CBS Presents: A Home For the Holidays at The Grove Red Carpet

Emily Estefan, Sasha Argento Estefan Coppola and Gloria Estefan attend CBS Presents: A Home For the Holidays at The Grove Red Carpet

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埃斯特芬一家’ Facebook Watch series is a spin-off of 红桌谈话, executive produced by 贾达·萍克特·史密斯 and Westbrook Studios.

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Ahead of the family’s series premiere back in 2020, Estefan — who has been married to Emilio Estefan, Emily’s father, 自从 1975 — told PEOPLE how excited she was to collaborate with her daughter and her television host-model niece Lili Estefan, 55.

We should be shooting by March, and all three of us are so excited because we get along very well,” Gloria said. “It’s three generations of women with our own points of view which may surprise people who think they know what we will say.

The girls and I will talk about everything from motherhood to spirituality, social media and sexuality,” 她补充说. “My daughter Emily came out last year, so I think this is a good topic for families to hear because sex is a subject they don’t like to discuss.

For National Coming Out day in 2020, Emily shared an encouraging tribute for all of her fans.

Be you. Be kind. Be better,” 她写了. “Be open, be careful if you feel unsafe, be LOVE. Anything else is icingHappy love daybecause that should be every. 单身的. Day.