- Netizens have accused him of using the LGBTQ+ community to cover-up issues that were thrown at him.
- He said that this is the first time he ever had feelings for a guy and identified himself as straight before his current relationship.
Internet sensation Xander Ford, originally known as Marlou Arizala, recently come out as bisexual. Despite being denounced for using the LGBTQ+ community to gain sympathy and cover up the rape accusations against him, he continues to rile up netizens as he introduced his said boyfriend.
He introduced the guy to his followers and YouTube subscribers, saying that his boyfriend is the one that is making him the happiest these days.
At the start of his vlog, the guy was wearing a mask to cover up his identity but later on, he decided to remove it. And in a question and answer segment in the video, they answered several questions.
“I’m with my loved one. Hindi ko siya ipapakita sa inyo kasi medyo nahihiya pa ako. Private po ito, kung anuman ang meron. Siya na ‘yun,” Xander said.
When asked who was the one that fell in love, the internet star answered that he wasn’t the one to confess first but his partner.
“Nagkakasama na kami. Nag-uusap na kami nang maayos. Kapag may problema siya sine-share niya sa akin. Kapag may problema ako sine-share ko sa kanya.”
Xander added that their friendship started in 2018. They began chatting with each other and got closer as time passed. As they haven’t seen each other in person yet, a year later, the two finally decided to meet up.
“Tropa kami, sobrang magkaibigan. Nagbibigay ako sa kanya ng mga ano ko, ng mga problema ko. Siya rin nagbibigay sa akin ng problema. Parang nagkapalagayan kami (ng loob) na dalawa. Noong nalaman niya na ganito ako, sabi niya sa akin, mas naiitindihan niya ako kaysa ‘yung ibang tao, sa dami ng tao na hindi ako naintindihan. So, ako, naniwala ako sa kanya.”
They added that they only recently became lovers.
Xander also answered questions about his sexuality saying that he’s really straight and this is the first time that he felt something for a guy.
“Straight po talaga ako. Talagang hindi po ako naa-attract sa lalaki. Nito lang, parang ngayon ko lang na-realize na eto, may naramdaman akong ganito, parang na-develop ako sa kapwa ko lalaki. Kung sinasabi nila sa akin kung paano ako naging bisexual, kasi po ang bisexual ay nagkakagusto sa babae at nagkakagusto sa lalaki.”
He also admitted that as soon as he gets into a relationship, he likes to “flex” it on his social media pages. But with his boyfriend, he decided to be careful.
“Pero siya kasi, kahit i-flex ko o hindi, parehas naman kaming ano…siya po galing po siya ng pagiging influencer at doon po kami nagkakilala. Much better na gagawa siya ng sarili niyang video, or gagawa ako ng sarili kong video, okay lang. Kung hindi man maging kami, or hindi man maging talaga ito ang para sa amin, magiging masaya pa rin kami kasi nagtulungan kaming dalawa. May memories na kaming dalawa na nagsama kami.”
Supporters of Xander have expressed their happiness for their idol’s new love life but netizens still believe that it’s just a gimmick to distract people from his recent issues.