She may have met him as Charice back when they were kids, but Klarisse de Guzman would like her childhood friend to know that she supports his decision to transition into a transgender man.
"Finally ay malaya na siya," she told "Tonight With Boy Abunda" on Thursday when asked to open up about her friendship with Jake Zyrus, a relationship that stems back to when they were starting out and joining singing contests.
De Guzman recently shared a photo with Zyrus on Instagram and wrote: "Happy for you Jake! Ramdam ko yung saya mo, at masaya rin kaming mga tagahanga mo sa iyo."
Asked to elaborate, de Guzman said: "Alam ko po na iyong naging desisyon niya, maraming pumuna, nang-bash at tumawa. Pero sobrang proud ako sa kanya."
She was on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" to promote her self-titled album, which is under Star Music and is now available in music stores nationwide.