Teen star of The Riveras comes out as gay

The son of late singer Jenni Rivera has opened up about his sexuality.


Reality star Johnny Lopez has come out as gay in a heartfelt YouTube video.

The 16-year-old teen star of The Riveras opened up about his sexuality in a YouTube video with his sister, Chiqius, after a photo of him and his boyfriend went viral on Twitter.

In the YouTube video, Lopez said: "There has been a lot said about me in the past weeks. Things didn't come out the way I wanted this to."

"I wanted to make this video first and for everyone to understand me but my boyfriend, as you all know, Joaquín, we both got a little too excited, and he posted a few pictures of us, and I retweeted them, and it went viral."

"I am in a gay relationship right now and I am in love with this person. I've been dealing with this part of myself for a long time now."

Johnny revealed that he and Joaquín had gotten together two years ago but broke up and have been together for the past several months.

He added: "I've dealt with this for so long and I never got to tell my mum about this side of myself. And I know that's the number one question in everyone's mind. 'What would your mum think?'"

Admitting he had struggled with his sexuality for several years, he said: "And for so long I wanted to be completely straight or completely gay because I honestly didn't know where I am."

The Riveras is a spin-off of former reality show I Love Jenni, which followed the lives of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and her family prior to the star's death in a plane crash in December 2012.

Watch Johnny's video below: