- Telenovela leading man who came out of the closet finally introduces his boyfriend.
- Roberto Manrique reveals that Oliver Ranft has been his family for seven years.
- “I am not going to deny that I have seen the face of the other society and it is strong,” said the actor in an interview.
It was at the end of last August that the leading man of soap operas such as Sin senos no hay paraíso and Flor salvaje, actor Roberto Manrique, revealed that he was gay, but until now he had not dared to introduce his boyfriend.
The artist recently gave an interview to People en Español where he opened his heart and spoke about how he decided to confess his homosexuality, in addition to talking about the family that he has formed with his partner, named Olver Ranft.
“He didn’t hide that he was gay. I’m gay ”: Roberto Manrique
In this talk, the soap opera heartthrob shared that his family and friends Close people always knew about his sexual preferences, in addition to ensuring that he never hid that he was gay, but there was still something that stopped him until he said enough.
“I always thought about factors like: ‘I have to do it (say I’m gay) at a strategic moment, lest the characters give me blah, blah, blah, or what will be the reaction of the people, my image Will be affected’. It was that evaluation of how the result is going to be, the consequences; however I knew that moment would come ”, commented Roberto Manrique.
How did the soap opera heartthrob meet his boyfriend?
According to information from People in Spanish, the couple formed by telenovela heartthrob Roberto Manrique and Oliver Ranft met at the International Environmental Summit, which was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 2011.
Today, his family is complemented by Mila, a dog whom the actor rescued from being run over: “We are a family that likes to travel a lot and we are fortunate that Mila is the best at traveling; has been to 8 countries. We are very comfortable with exploration. Another thing that unites us in this family is the passion for service ”.
Together with his partner, Roberto Manrique has done noble social work
As if that were not enough, Roberto Manrique, together with his boyfriend, created the Desafío Ecuador foundation after the earthquake that struck this country in 2016, achieving the construction of a school. For his part, the soap opera heartthrob created the organization Juntos x la tierra.
“I am happy with the life that I have formed, with the emotional place in which I am, of emotional and spiritual and psychological health (to which) I have arrived, but I was missing a step. This step was missing to go further ”, revealed the actor in this interview.
“I did it for myself”: Roberto Manrique
Of the reasons why he decided to make known through a video that he was gay and that he had a relationship with Oliver, the soap opera heartthrob Roberto Manrique confesses that he did it for him, although he acknowledges that “he is not going to now he wants to inspire the world ”.
“I did it for me. But the good thing is that people respond with the importance of loving yourself, accepting guilt and hugging yourself, and another person who may be different. And on top of that, receiving feedback that with this bit of information of mine I have been able to impact some hearts to some extent is already a cherry on the cake ”.
What did your partner think of this decision?
But what did your partner say about this decision by Roberto Manrique? The actor commented: “We talked about it as a couple. But the way it happened, it didn’t even go into a conversation about what we thought about it. ”
“Beyond him telling me how nice, how grateful he was, this had to do with my self-love. It was a personal decision and he was treated as such, even at the couple level and he connected with that. (He told me 🙂 ‘This is your process and I support you and I love it because the video says it all.’
How did Roberto Manrique’s mother react to the video where he revealed that he was gay?
In another part of this interview for People in Spanish, Roberto Manrique was asked how his mother had reacted to the video where he revealed that he was gay, to which the actor replied that he was the first to know, since he sent him to the video before than anyone.
“It seemed to me that it was sensitive information that was going to have an impact and a sound. The response was tremendously positive and I shared it with my family. There was only one celebration. For me, one of the most beautiful things is that it transcends the issue of sexuality and talks about guilt and self-love, respect and acceptance of the other ”.
“There is something I have to hide,” says the soap opera heartthrob
About to finish with this talk, the actor was asked why he talks about ‘letting go of the blame’ and thus he responded: “I feel that different factors in society at many levels can make us feel guilty for who we are.”
“In my case, it has to do with my childhood and with growing up in a macho Latino society that considered, to begin with, the sensitivity in men as something questionable and negative. It made me grow up with that feeling that I am not enough, (that) there is something that I have to hide because there is something in me that is wrong, and then knowing that I liked a genre that for my environment was the wrong one and hearing the mocking comments or pejoratives of when someone was gay … that enters your psyche and manifests itself in life. “
Finally, the soap opera heartthrob Roberto Manrique shared that both he and Oliver, even his dog, are very eaters and like to exercise a lot: “We like to dance a lot and I have discovered static dance, which is a combination of dance with meditation and It has been a way of integrating dance into my life ”.
“Another thing that unites us in this family is the passion for service. Oliver has worked in foundations his entire life. We have a foundation called Desafío Ecuador that emerged as a result of the earthquake in Ecuador in 2016 and we ended up building a school, ”the actor concluded.
Telenovela hunk confirms he’s gay
It was through his official Instagram account that the actor and soap opera heartthrob Roberto Manrique published a powerful message in which he informed his followers about his sexual orientation, revealing that he was gay and that he had felt the urge to talk about a topic that never before had publicly stated:
“I would like to talk to you about a very personal and very private issue such as my sexual orientation, it had never seemed important to me to say that I am homosexual, because I really considered that it is irrelevant, and that there are other aspects of who I am, which really is the priority” .
Roberto Manrique felt guilty
After this, Roberto Manrique commented that lately he had been feeling a little strange and this led him to meditate on what he was feeling, and that was when he realized what was happening and came to the conclusion that he still could not love : “How crazy, how absurd, I did not finish loving,” he confessed in his video where he revealed that he was gay.
When investigating a little more in depth about this feeling, he concluded that it was because he felt guilt, and not from the person he is today, but from his child from the past, the one who was quite repressed, who lived in a society that did not let him be. free and that he repeated that “crying was not a man’s thing” (TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE) Filed Under: Roberto Manrique soap opera gallant who came out of the closet finally presents his boyfriend.
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