Facing the truth

Teen reality star comes out as gay in heartfelt video

Johnny Lopez, the 16-year-old star of The Riveras, has come out in a heartfelt YouTube clip.

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Along with his sister Chiquis, the son of the late entertainer Jenni Rivera says, “There has been a lot said about me in the past few weeks. Things didn’t come out the way I wanted this to.”

“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.

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.

In that time, I did experiment with girls, tried different things here and there. I still don’t know what my preference is personally.

But I do know that I love this person a lot, I’ve been in love with him for about two years now and I’m happy and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been.

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?'”