Jenni Rivera's Father Reacts To Grandson Johnny's Gay Relationship [VIDEO]

Johnny Lopez
Jenni Rivera's youngest son confirms he's in a gay relationship. Universo

Johnny López bravely faced the world and admitted to being involved in a gay relationship and fortunately most of his family has been fully supporting him, despite their anti-gay marriage views. Now his grandfather Don Pedro Rivera has broken his silence on the matter and expressed his sentiment toward his grandson. "There's no negative reaction from me," he said in a video broadcasted by "Suelta La Sopa." "There's everything in families. We are conscious that if he wants to go in that route, it's fine. The only thing I think is that we have to support him because you will not beat that out of him and nobody will be able to change him." See the reaction in the video below and tell us what you think!

Johnny released a video where he admits to being in a gay relationship. "There’s been a lot said about me in the past few weeks," he said. "Things didn’t come out the way I wanted them to. It was a little bit of a mistake on my part, I wanted to make this video first and for everyone to understand me. My boyfriend, as you guys know, Joaquín… we both got a little too excited and he posted a few pictures of us and I retweeted them and they went viral and people started noticing that we were together. I am in a gay relationship right now and I am in love with this person."

He also said in the video: "I’ve been dealing with this part of myself for a long time now. Me and Joaquín -tomorrow is actually our 2 year anniversary- we’ve been back together for about 5 months now. We were split for about a year and a half and in that time I did experiment with girls and I tried different things here and there and I still don’t know my preference personally but I do know that I love this person a lot. Ive been in love with him for about two years now and I’m happy, I’m really happy, and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been."

Aunt Rosie Rivera, who doesn't support gay marriage, was accepting of her nephew. "My beliefs are not changing and my love for him neither," she said on Instagram. "I am not in agreement with his decision, but it's not my place to change him."

"It's not the time to give sermons and uses verses from the bible, it's time to live the word," she added. "It's time to love like Christ loves us all. I love you Johnny. I love my LGTB friends, family members and followers. I don't care for your opinion about me, but I will not accept you harming my nephew, friends or gay followers. I am firm in my beliefs and what the Bible says about this topic but I am also firm on loving."

Uncle Juan Rivera slammed the press and asked to focus on other issues. "There are a lot of reporters and correspondents on your shows that have made a similar choice and are afraid of admitting it," he said in a video on Instagram. "Why are you screwing with my nephew? Know that we are family and we will continue to be. Juan Ángel, my boy, I love you. I am proud of you and like I've told you before, my job is to be here for you and I will. We have and will be here for each other. if one stands in fire, we all will. For better or for worse, La Familia will be here, firm and with no fear."

What do you think?

Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.