Gloria Estefan's daughter Emily was 'hurt' when her mom told not to come out to her grandmother, opening up about her pain during Wednesday's episode of Red Table Talk: The Estefans.
After Emily, 25, first told Gloria, 63, she was in love with another woman back in 2017, her superstar mom forbid her to discuss her sexuality with her grandma, Gloria Fajardo, fearing the news would affect her already fragile health.
'I was like, "Hey, I'm in love with this girl." The first thing you said was, "If you tell your grandma and she dies, her blood is on your hands,"' Gloria's youngest child said.
Pain: Emily Estefan opened up about how hurt she was after coming out as a lesbian, only to have her mom tell her not to talk about her sexuality with grandma Gloria Fajardo, fearing it could be the death of her
Emily, who is also a musician, was destroyed by the dramatic response, as it made her feel like her coming out was being rejected.
'I just wasn't ready for that,' she explained. 'Because I understand my grandma was old, but it made me feel like whatever it is, OK, hide it. So that's where my hurt started.'
'I'm never going to forget that,' Emily, who has been in a relationship with Gemeny Hernandez since 2017 - went on.
She now realized that the Conga singer was 'coming from [a place of] love, from protection,' hoping not to shock Grandma Fajardo as she was already sick.
Mother/daughter dynamic: Farjardo, who also had a tense relationship with Estefan, died at 88-years-old in June 2017
Traumatic: 'I was like, "Hey, I'm in love with this girl." The first thing you said was, "If you tell your grandma and she dies, her blood is on your hands,"' Gloria's youngest child saidv