Paolo admits he's gay: To silence his bashers

September 13, 2019
Paolo Ballesteros

PAOLO Ballesteros was congratulated by everyone after the premiere night of “The Panti Sisters” for his splendid portrayal of Gabriel or Gabbi, the eldest son among the three sisters who was driven away from their home by their controlling dad, John Arcilla as Don Emilio, after he came out to his parents and admitted that he is gay. It will be recalled that it was also during the promo of “The Panti Sisters” that he outed himself and admitted that “yes, I’m a lady.”

“I did it to silence my bashers na laging may patama tungkol diyan,” he says. “O ayan, inamin ko na. Ha ha ha! Anyway, 36 years old na ako and wa na ko care sa mga reaction nila. Kahit ano naman ang isagot ko, oo or hindi, nagre-react pa rin sila. E, sa akin naman, hindi na issue 'yan. Kung ano ang mga ginagawa ko, hindi ko naman itinatago, nilalagay ko naman sa social media page ko, di ba?”

And this is true. He was very open in posting photos of his past boyfriends. What about his daughter? Doesn’t she ask him about it? “She’s 10 years old na, pareho kami ng birthday, e, November 29, and she understands. Kahit hindi siya nagtatanong, gets na niya. Nasa Baguio siya with her mom at doon siya nag-aaral. She’s very smart and pretty, gusto rin ngang mag-artista, e.”

Does he have a current lovelife? “Naku, tama na muna. Kasi ako, andali kong ma-in love. I’ve lost count na nga of the people I’ve fallen in love with kasi ang ending, lagi akong heartbroken. Jealous type kasi ako, e, soloso. Kasi ako, faithful when I’m in a relationship so I demand that 'yung partner ko, dapat loyal din sa akin, e nahihirapan yata sila. Kaya I’ve learned that to expect too much and not to give too much para, in the end, hindi ka masyadong nasasaktan. As of now, happy naman ako kahit walang lovelife. I’m good. Lalo ngayon, ang saya-saya namin ng sisters ko (Martin del Rosario and Christian Bables) after watching our movie kasi ang ganda, lumabas! Everybody liked it. Nagtatawanan ang lahat mula umpisa hanggang ending kaya tuwang-tuwa rin kaming involved sa movie kasi bentang-benta lahat ng ginawa namin. Grabe! Ang saya-saya! Kaya panoorin nyo na sa mga sinehan while the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is going on! Go na!”