and its sequel writes about how she hid her sexuality from her loved ones for years and dated both men and women.
In 2001 Velasquez told Cinema.com, "Look, she was a very, very important person in my life—and she still is.
She was a friend, she was like a mother to me, and also like my daughter sometimes...
The second we received confirmation she was pregnant, I felt like my entire life had changed for the better."Velasquez is currently in a relationship with a woman named Ileanna, who is also from Venezuela. Parenting they have been together for the past year.
In her memoir, Velasquez wrote about several past partners.
Sandra is somebody that I have in my heart forever, because I didn't even speak English when I met her, and she taught me so much." According to In her book, Velasquez wrote about how she had "successfully hidden" her sexuality in her native Venezuela.
She said she was inspired to finally come out to her family, who were supportive, just before walking the runway at a fashion show by world renowned French haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier, around the same time was released, in 1999.