Being linked to Chris Brown is no easy feat, particularly when people refuse to call you by your birth name — or take the time to pronounce it right. But no longer is Karrueche Tran just “Chris Brown’s girlfriend” — or even his ex-girlfriend — the 27 year old is working hard to make a name for herself as a standalone star, and even giving us a bigger glimpse into her personal life, sans Breezy.
We had a chance to chat with Karrueche during BET Awards weekend about her upcoming projects and her infamous romantic relationship, and on a whim we asked the petite Vietnamese and Black beauty to share something unique about her that people would be surprised to know and that’s when she revealed her father is homosexual.
“I don’t think I’ve ever told anybody this but my father is gay,” Karrueche told us exclusively.”I think I never told anybody just because I don’t realize that that’s not necessarily normal. I live my life as me so it’s just like ‘oh that’s my dad.’ But when I tell people sometimes, they’re like, ‘Really? That’s kind of interesting.’
“I knew from like middle school, even elementary school. I knew something was different and I don’t know how I even knew what gay was, being so young. I think when you’re younger you catch on to things and you kind of get the hang of it. I’ve just kind of always known and then as I grew older we had certain talks with my mom and it was just what it was.”
Though Karrueche’s father’s sexuality is different from that of Caitlyn Jenner’s, the “Vanity” star did share that watching Caitlyn’s documentary was a bit emotional for her personally, due to similarities in their journeys, and she offered advice to the Jenner girls on dealing with their father’s transition.
Check out Karrueche’s words for them in the video above along with her answer for how she deals with the threat of seeing Chris out in Hollywood and whether she’s ready to date again.