Jimboy-Jimgirl: Mahal’s Former BF Now Has Own BFJimboy Salazar, Mahal’s former boyfriend who has previously come out as gay, now has a boyfriend of his own.
In an interview with Startalk, Salazar who in 2010 said that he wants to be called Jimgirl after coming out as gay, talked about his earlier struggles with accepting who he is.
“Nag-pretend po ako na lalaki,” Jimboy said. “Pero may kulang po, may hinahanap ako. Parang may kulang, hindi ako masaya.”
After coming out in 2010, Salazar said that his transformation to a girl was halted by problems with his family.
Jimboy said, “Hindi po natuloy yung pagigigng Jimgirl ko, kasi nagkaroon ng problema sa family ko.”
According to him, his family questioned why he needed to dress like a woman.
It can be remembered that over three years ago, Salazar said that he was inspired by Rustom Padilla’s coming out to also be true to himself.
Now, he is back to proclaiming to the world that he is Jimgirl.
Salazar also wants the world to know about his love for his boyfriend John. During the interview, he said that though there may be couples in the entertainment industry in the same situation but are afraid to come out with their relationships, he on the other hand wants the world to know that he has a boyfriend.
Salazar did not divulge John’s surname to protect his privacy but he can be seen with the singer in the video below.
According to Salazar’s boyfriend, he met the singer in March 2013 at a bar where Salazar performs.
Salazar also talked about feeling that this guy was for him. He said, “Nung time na nagkasama po kami, dun po nabuhayan po uli ang puso ko, na parang siguro ito na yun.”
John revealed that his family has accepted that he has a relationship with Salazar. According to him, Jimboy visits his family and his family has accepted their son’s gay lover.
However, the same cannot be said about Salazar’s mom.
When the couple revealed their relationship to the woman, she reportedly did not accept it.
This is not fazing John whatsoever, nonetheless.
“Napatunayan ko naman po sa sarili ko na kaya ko po siyang ipaglaban, kasi hindi po kami masyadong tanggap ng mama niya. Kumbaga, ngayon po is one hundred percent na po yung love ko sa kanya,” he said.
He added that when the time comes that Salazar’s mom accepts their relationship, his love for Salazar will only grow.
John also said that he has asked Salazar whether he could woo his lover’s mother to prove that he loves Salazar.
“Pero siguro po, time will come,” John said.
Meanwhile, the couple revealed that they have talked about getting married.
“‘Di ba, sa Baguio nga po, may ikinasal na gay at saka lalaki. So, parang sabi ko, ‘Beh, time will come!’” John said.
Salazar, for his part, said that it is really different when two people love each other.
“Kapag nag-perform kaming dalawa, ang sarap mag-perform na ang kasama mo sa stage yung mahal na mahal mo at masaya ka,” Salazar said.
Watch the video below.