MANILA – Mikey Bustos said he was initially nervous about coming out to his family, particularly his parents.
In an interview on ANC’s “Headstart” on Friday, the YouTube star recalled the time he told his father that he is in a relationship with a man.
“So we were at the spa, together by the pool, and I’m like, ‘Daddy, you want a beer,’ so I could drink beer and be a little bit buzzed when I tell him. And he was like, ‘No beer.’ So I’m like, oh my gosh, I have to do this sober,” Bustos told “Headstart” anchor Karen Davila.
“So I was like, ‘Daddy, you know RJ and I, we’re together,’” he continued, referring to his manager, RJ Garcia.
“And he said, ‘what do you mean you’re together?’ I said, ‘We’re together romantically.’”
Bustos said his father was initially surprised by the revelation, but eventually showed his support.
“[He said] ‘That’s a puzzle to me because I am so macho. I put you in karate and I was in basketball.’ And then I said, ‘I know, Daddy, but I think I was born this way,’” he said.
“And then you know what he said? ‘Whatever you choose to do in life, I’m okay with it.’”
As for his mother, Bustos said it was Garcia who broke the news to her, noting that they have a close relationship.
“RJ told my mom,” he said. “And apparently my mom, she’s very calm. I feel like she knew.”