During an interview with Karen Davila, singer Mark Bautista bravely admitted his dark past.
In the said interview, the singer disclosed that he experienced being touched inappropriately by one of his relatives, which made him question his identity.
“Nung time na yon, may point sa buhay ko na kinukuwestiyon ko, ‘Kung hindi nangyari sa akin yon, sino kaya ang Mark ngayon? Baka ibang tao siya.’” he said.
“May naisip pa ako na, ‘I’m sorry Mark na bata, na nangyari sa yo yun. You were so helpless, hindi mo rin naman alam. Sorry kung may nag-grab sa yo na something sa childhood mo,” he added.
According to Mark, he met his relative again when his father passed away. However, he decided not to confront the said individual.
“I think, napatawad ko na siya. Whatever happens, I’m okay, a-accept ko lahat. Kung anuman ang mangyari, kung hindi na ako tatanggapin sa showbiz o wala nang show, ready ako,” he stated.
Mark’s parents were informed about the said story and expressed their support for him.
In 2018, Mark revealed his real identity as a bisexual to the public.
He admitted that the outing affected his career and caused him to lose several projects, but he didn’t regret his decision.