Singer Selina Sevilla to wed lesbian partner in California

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 21 2010 07:23 PM | Updated as of Dec 22 2010 03:26 AM

Singer Selina Sevilla to wed lesbian partner in California 1MANILA, Philippines - Singer Selina Sevilla will fly to San Francisco, California next year to wed her lesbian partner, businesswoman Lalen Calayan.

Sevilla made the confirmation during their pre-nuptial party where they pleaded for understanding, and not condemnation, from the public.

"We cannot please everyone. Basta ako mas iniisip ko na lang ‘yong mga taong nai-inspire namin kasi alam mo naman na dito sa Pilipinas marami ring tulad namin,” Sevilla said.

“Mahalaga kasing ipakita mo sa tao na araw-araw mong mahal.. kasi di ba na-opera na ako. Na-realize ko doon na dapat ang pag-ibig ipinapakita 'yan," Sevilla said, referring to her botched butt augmentation.

She shared that they will fly to San Francisco, where same sex marriage is permitted, in February 2011 to have their "sea and island love ceremony."

Calayan, niece of celebrity cosmetic surgeon Manny Calayan, for her part, said they are “open to criticisms” as she pointed out that “they cannot please everyone.”

She said: "Well first, ako talaga alam ko na we are in a Catholic country kaya nga this is not a wedding, so to speak… Kami naman basta alam ko na wala kaming dinedehado at inaapakang tao [okay lang].”

Sevilla, who is behind the hit "Nilunok Kong Lahat,” met Calayan after her botched butt operation. Manny was the one who repaired the botched surgery. -Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News