Actress and former “Wheel of Fortune” presenter, Vanna White, probably didn’t realize that her son was going to turn as many heads as she did back in the day! It was previously reported that her son, Nicholas, who prefers to be called “Nikko,” had a special relationship with a Hare Krishna monk named Jaycee Akinsanya, whom he had been living with while attending the University of Arizona.
Allegedly the star’s son was just exploring a gay relationship but it was later revealed that it was just a fling. While he didn’t confirm his orientation, he did say “gay? It’s possible,” when questioned about it.
Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union
Zaya Wade is one hundred percent supported by her loving parents, Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union. The young transgender daughter of the celebrity couple is a positive voice for the youth who want to just authentically be themselves. At only 16 years of age, the model and influencer made a huge impression on the world, by coming clean about their sexuality.
Since then, Zaya, along with her dad and stepmom, have had an impactful voice in the LGTBQ community. Wade and Union both admitted that it was a journey to understand how to fully support Zaya, but their efforts have led to a better relationship between them all.
Legendary singer and beatmaker, Sade, is also one very proud and supportive parent. Her son, Izaak Theo Adu, who was born Mickailia, came out transgender in 2016. Since then they underwent a difficult process of transitioning, telling the media that he had a 'painful' sex-change journey.
They were very open and public as they went through the whole process, documenting the process in a personal essay. This was all despite the fact that his famous mom was a very private and secretive person. Sade's son opened up about how emotionally challenging it was and also paid homage to his parents. Big love!
Busy Philipps & Marc Silverstein
Busy Philipps, who is a bit of an American TV series icon, is no stranger to being there for her children! Specifically, her eldest daughter, Birdie. The twelve-year-old daughter of Philipps and Silverstein told their parents they were gay and wanted to use the pronouns "they/them." The star announced the news about her daughter coming out on her podcast “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best” in 2020.
She also stated that they knew that Birdie knew when she was ten years old already. Philipps has noted that supporting her daughter has helped her grow herself and that being a mother to her queer daughter has taught her so much. Now that's a tear-jerker!
First going public a few years ago with her same-sex relationship, Emily Estefan has always been proud of her identity. While her mother, singer Gloria Estefan, has always been a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community, there were some emotions to be worked through when it came to her daughter.
Emily initially had some backlash from other family members which made it tough. According to Gloria, there are certain taboo topics in the Latin culture and apparently being gay was one of them at the time. Luckily, in the end, the family made it through and are fully supportive of her.