Gloria Estefan opens up about her daughter popping out


Parenting could be arduous, even for musical legends.

Singer Gloria Estefan, in a brand new episode of the HBO Max and CNN sequence, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”, opened as much as Wallace about being reluctant to let her daughter, Emily, come out to her grandmother earlier than she died. (CNN and HBO Max share mother or father firm Warner Bros. Discovery.)

In 2020, Estefan and Emily spoke in regards to the battle on “Red Table Talk: The Estefans.” On the time, Estefan defined her reasoning, noting that she wasn’t ashamed, however had cautioned Emily about her strategy out of concern for her mom’s well being. She has since apologized to Emily.

“I told her just do it slowly,” she advised Wallace. “Don’t just sit her down and say, boom. Give her a minute to process.”

Estefan shared extra particulars about her choice to deal with what occurred publicly.

“In the Latin community, a lot of these subjects aren’t touched, they’re taboo. People see, but they don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to see it,” Estefan stated. “And the whole point of us doing those 20 episodes was, I have all these people that have loved me through the years and supported me. And I want them to realize that we’re all just families trying to get through the difficult moments in life.”

Estefan has since acquired “countless” letters from followers saying the present helped them come out to their dad and mom, too, she stated.

“Life is complicated. Life is tough,” Estefan stated. “And we wanted to share those things with people, so they would realize these are conversations we need to have. And it really was wonderful. The response.”

Estefan went on to applaud her daughter, who can be a singer, praising her robust will. The trade is tougher now for younger musicians, she stated, however Emily is decided – she’s even featured on Estefan’s new album, “Estefan Family Christmas.”

“All I’ve told her always is do what you’re passionate about. You have to do what makes you happy,” Estefan stated. “And that is what she’s doing.”