Gloria Estefan’s daughter facing haters because of her sexuality
Gloria Estefan’s daughter Emily is facing criticism online after celebrating her one-year anniversary with her girlfriend on Instagram.
Emily Estefan took to social media on Saturday (Dec. 16) to share her joy after receiving a touching message of love from her partner, Gemeny Hernandez. The dedication read in part:
“You swept me. You took me from my standing place and catapulted me to a new world. A brand new place, a most beautiful universe unlike anything I had every seen. (I know now I could only have reached it with you holding my hand.) There is love in every corner here.”
This is how it ends: “And not the kind of love you might think I’m referring to. Not flowers, chocolates, and poor-rhyme-scheme love. True love. Good love. Our love…”
Emily thanked Gemeny for her heartfelt words in her own caption: “What does it feel like to have words like THIS written about you? I’ll let you know when I have an answer,” she wrote.
“For now.. I’m just a glowing puddle. I love you. Each and every word you write elevates me. (about me or not) I can’t wait for the world (and you) to see what you’re capable of,” she concluded.
The public declarations of love were largely applauded by fans, but some people didn’t appreciate the sentiments and expressed their disappointment at her sexuality. Some examples? “What a shame that the daughter of Gloria Estefan is gay.” or “Must be a shame for her parents that she’s gay”.
Emily is the daughter of Grammy award winning Cuban-American singer Gloria and her husband, manager Emilio Estefan. The couple married in 1978 and together have daughter Emily and son Nayib Estefan, 37.