Raquel Pempengco, Charice's mom, once a lesbian

Like mother, like daughter? Raquel Pempengco was a lesbian. Reports said the mother of international singing sensation Charice had a gay relationship in the past.

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Charice and Raquel Pempengco (Image credit: www.charicemania.com)
In an interview with StarTalk which will be aired on Saturday, the singer’s maternal grandmother Tess Relucio said her daughter, just like Charice, had an affair with a woman. Charice has come out as a lesbian recently.

Relucio shared that Raquel ended the relationship after she told her that she wanted her to marry and have a child.

Entertainment website PEP.ph had access to the exclusive interview.

Mensahe pa ni Tess sa kanyang apo: “Hindi kami nagagalit, anak, kasi may pamilya naman tayong tomboy, e, di ba?”

Nang tanungin kung sino ang iba pang tomboy sa pamilya nila, sumagot si Tess ng: “Hindi, mommy niya.”

Ang tinutukoy ni Tess ay ang kanyang anak na si Raquel.

Kuwento niya, “Noon, oo, nag-uuwi rin ng ganyan… babae… oo, nag-uuwi rin siya ng ganyan.”

“Pero nung sinabi kong ‘Anak, gusto ko mag-asawa ka,’ kaya pinakasal ko siya diyan sa daddy niya.”

Relucio added that Charice’s late father, Ricky Pempengco, was irresponsible so she took Raquel back and helped raise her children, the report said.

“Nung makita ko naman iresponsable, binawi ko, iniuwi ko sa bahay, pinalaki ko sila, binuhay ko sila,” Relucio revealed.

In an interview aired on ABS-CBN’s news program “TV Patrol” Friday night, June 7, Raquel confirmed that she used to be a lesbian.

“Ako ‘yong tomboy...hanggang sa ni-reto ako ng nanay ko sa asawa ko, sa daddy niya,” she said.