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Mari Jasmine, out and proud




Blogger and TV personality Mari Jasmine revealed that she is in a relationship with director Samantha Lee.

More details were revealed by the Australian celebrity in her verified Instagram account @mari_jasmn.

“Pride is about celebrating love, equality and owning your truth. So here’s mine: in the little time I’ve spent on this earth, I’ve had the privilege of being in love with both men and women,” she started.

She recalled how she was warmly received as a foreigner working in Manila. She then segued to her revelation, which showed her participation at last month’s annual Metro Manila Pride March she attended with the Baka Bukas director.

“My dream is for the same kind of love, compassion and understanding to be shown to the LGBTQIA+ community. We still have a long way to go to reach acceptance and equality, especially here in the Philippines. My dream is to live in a world where I feel safe walking down the street holding my girlfriend’s hand. A world where I have the same fundamental human rights that I would be entitled to if I were in a straight, heteronormative relationship,” she wrote.

Mari Jasmine was in a relationship with actor Sam Milby in 2016. A year later, it was reported that they had broken up.