Alyssa Quijano and Chariz. File Photo
MANILA - Singer Charice once again expressed her love for her girlfriend, Alyssa Quijano.
In an Instagram post seen by her more than 50,000 followers, Charice said she believes that Quijano is her "destiny."
The singer also addressed some issues surrounding their relationship, including speculations that she and Quijano are "just together for publicity."
"Some people are a little hard on us. They think we're trying to copy other couples. They think she doesn't really love me. They think I'm just confused. They think we're just together for publicity. They think and assume. We've known each other since I was 10 and she was 9. Rivals daw kami noon. Parehong 'biritera.'
"I had a crush on her. She had this letter that she kept for how many years. She was scared to show it to me then, so she showed it to me a year ago and it was the sweetest letter. She liked me even before and she didn't know how to express it. On and off kaming nagkikita noon. Years ang pagitan," she wrote.
Charice went on to recall the time she confessed her feelings for Quijano.
"A year and a half ago, after X-Factor PH, I had the guts to tell her how I feel. Dahil kasi sa mga natanggap ko na criticism dahil sa BUHOK ko, naisip kong lumayo muna. Pero bago ko nag-decide na lumayo, I told myself na kailangan kong masabi sa kanya ang nararamdaman ko. Kahit malaman lang nya, okay na ako. Di ko akalain na, pareho pala kami ng nararamdaman.
"Ang mga sumunod na nangyari sa amin, mga challenges na. History na kung baga. Kaya, mahirap na hindi mag-react pag hinuhusgahan siya, ako at ang relasyon namin. Sobrang hirap ng pinagdaanan at pinagdadaanan parin namin. We're thankful. We're blessed. Destiny ko siya e. Pinag-pray ko yan kay Papa Jesus. :-) I love you, @alyssaquijano. I got you, babe. Always and forever," she added.
Recently, Charice and Quijano attended the San Diego LGBT music festival.
Charice is in the US to work on a new record and to appear on a TV show.
The singer was also recently named one of the "30 Queer Women to Watch" by the website AfterEllen.com, which is "dedicated to the representation of lesbian/bi women in popular culture."