How Ricky Davao reacted to lesbian daughter's coming out

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 10 2016 02:52 PM

MANILA – Actor Ricky Davao admitted he was surprised when one of his daughters admitted to him that she is a lesbian.

In an attempt to help other parents who are in similar situations, Davao talked about how he dealt with his daughter’s coming out.

Speaking on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” last Friday, Davao said: “You know, first time niyang binaggit sa akin ito, nagulat ako. Hindi ako nagalit pero nagulat ako kasi sabi ko gusto ko magkaroon ng apo sa 'yo.”

Davao, however, learned to respect her daughter’s preference.

“Bottomline, it’s respect. It’s I love you, kung ano man ang gusto mo, gawin mo. I will support you. Iyon lang, magulang ka. So ngayon, I’m very supportive kung ano man ang gusto niyang gawin,” he said.

Hinting that they are much closer now, Davao said: “Actually nagtatanong pa nga ako sa kanya ng mga bagay bagay. Iba ang pananaw ng mga millennials ngayon. I’m learning from them.”

Davao is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie “Dukot.”

Co-produced by Star Cinema, the movie also stars Enrique Gil, Shaina Magdayao, Christopher De Leon and Bangs Garcia.