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Gloria Estefan: I didn’t want my daughter to tell her grandmother she was gay

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The queen of Latin pop said her daughter revealing her sexuality to an elderly relative would be “complicated” for a number of personal reasons

Gloria Estefan explains in an interview why she did not want her daughter Emily Estefan to reveal to her grandmother that she is gay.

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Speaking to CNN’s Chris Wallace, the queen of Latin pop said her daughter revealing her sexuality to an elderly relative would be “complicated” for a number of personal reasons.

“In the Latino community, a lot of these topics aren’t touched on, they’re taboo,” she shared with Wallace Estefan. “People are seeing — but they don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to see it,” he said.

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“Emily, she felt comfortable coming out,” the Cuban superstar said of her musician daughter, who revealed on an episode of “Red Table Talk: The Estefans” that her mother “was reluctant to tell her grandmother about her her sexuality’ before she died. “We’ve been very open about supporting the LGBTQ community our whole lives, and at the same time, I had a mother with ulcerative colitis who even if I brought in a bill — or something that wasn’t even important — she would get very upset,” she added. singer for her mother Gloria Fajardo, who died in 2017 at the age of 88.

“We’re all families trying to get through life’s tough times,” he continued. “Life is complicated, life is hard.”

Ahead of the family series’ premiere in 2020, Estefan — who has been married to Emilio Estefan since 1975 — told People how excited she was to be working with her daughter and TV host Lily Estefan’s niece.

“We should be filming until March, and all three of us are so excited because we’re doing really well,” Gloria said. “It’s three generations of women with our own views that might surprise people who think they know what we’re going to say.”

“The girls and I will be talking about everything from motherhood to spirituality to social media to sexuality,” she added. “My daughter Emily came out last year, so I think this is a good topic for families to hear because sex is a topic they don’t like to talk about.”

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