Jake Zyrus has always wanted a quiet and peaceful life. Ever since he transitioned, he has always aimed for people’s acceptance and of course. the entertainment industry’s as well. The once popularly world-famous little diva named Charice Pempengo, has had a lot of hurdles before he can finally reach the happy state where he is now, and he is very much happy.
It was 2013 when Jake Zyrus decided he had enough time hiding in the closet and he needs to finally reveal who he really is inside. Prior to his public coming out, he has already talked with international godmother Oprah Winfrey and godfather David Foster, who loved him and supported him all the way. According to Jake, it was a tearful confession that ended well, and when he decided to come out fully in 2015, did it with a bang. He also revealed that he already had his top part removed and he started on testosterone therapy.
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According to Jake, it was the most exhilarating feeling. It felt good to see the body he desired and dreamed of finally come to life. After his transition, prior to this the public already knew that he had a good four-year relationship with girlfriend, Alyssa Quijano, which his mother, Raquel Pempengco never got to approve of fully. She thought that this was too early for her son, and she wanted him to take his time.
After four years, Jake experienced the pain of heartbreak and was really down because aside from all the struggles in his identity, a lot of people were also throwing shade at him. Some of his fans have already turned their backs on him and he can’t really find the drive to push through.
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That is until, he met Shy Shyre Aquino, whom Jake quips, not only has a beautiful face but also a beautiful heart. In an interview, he admitted that he really loves Shyre because she lets him find his way and has supported him in all his endeavors. He also said that her good face is made more beautiful by her good heart.
The two has been all lovey dovely in their Instagram posts and they share proudly the love they have for each other.
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Jake Zyrus has been living a more lowkey life now. He likes to maintain it this way. A life away from the limelight that once was so generous to him, but then turned hostile when he showed who he really was.