In 2013 the Glee star then known as Charice Pempengco came out as a lesbian. A year later, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Pomenenco revealed his soul was male.
“I was in grade school and I saw this girl and I felt different… I didn’t know what it was, but I just knew at that time, it felt special. I’m not exactly transitioning to a male, but basically my soul is male. I’m not going to change my body, I’ll cut my hair and wear boys clothes, but that all.”
Now he has revealed the next stage of his journey and revealed his new name: Jake Zyrus.
He recently took to Twitter to thank all his fans for their support.
“My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon,” Zyrus tweeted.
“I won’t let anyone ruin this moment. I won’t let anyone ruin my happiness. Thank you to all the beautiful write ups about me.”
The star also took to Instagram posting an image reading, “Thank you.”
My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon.
— Jake Zyrus (@jakezyrus) June 20, 2017