Alexandra Borrero She has established herself in the world of entertainment as one of the most talented actresses, combining her passion for art with entrepreneurship with her Casa E project and combining her love for television as a great theater and acting director. At 60 years old, He has gone through different processes throughout his life, such as confronting his sexuality and the loss of his great love due to covid-19.
Around 1998, when she had already come a long way in acting and when sexuality was a taboo subject in Colombia about the preferences of some characters for people of the same sex, the payanesa spoke on the program It is said of me about what coming out as a lesbian meant to her.
In dialogue with the Caracol Television program, He said that one of his inspirations to be able to assume his homosexuality responsibly was the actress and presenter Ellen DeGeneries who used one of the productions in which he was participating to openly say that he liked women.
“When I saw that chapter and after seeing the pressure I had from journalists, I said: I’m going to do the same, I’m going to put my truth up front because I’m a woman who likes to be honest, I hate lies… I was feeling distressed, worried and decided to tell my truth too”, Borrero told for the program that tells the story of celebrities.
Her family accepted her statements in public with complete normality, who mentioned that at no time have they seen Alejandra Borrero as a different person for the simple fact of declaring herself a lesbian. However, the businesswoman also felt that her acceptance and the response she gave herself at that moment was the most painful, because she was fighting for her acceptance and she revived the conclusion that she had left at that moment:
“The most painful answer was his own.realizing that I had the same prejudices against homosexuality, like all of us, that’s how we had been raised… I segregated myself, I flagellated myself, I felt less than others”, Borrero added to It is said of me.
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Later, a deep depression came that attacked her for a long time, so she had to rebuild herself little by little: “I felt when I got depressed, I am a very happy person, I like life, I marvel at all things and getting up to feel like I wanted to die, that I didn’t want to be there, that I couldn’t find meaning in life, was very difficult”.
The covid-19 pandemic was one of the hardest stages for millions of families in the world and in Colombia, one of those affected was Alejandra Borrero who unfortunately lost her partner: “The pandemic was very hard for me”recalled for It is said of me.
By March 2021, when Colombia was experiencing one of the most terrifying peaks of the virus, Elizabeth Bateman, the artist’s partner, lost the battle against covid-19 and meant another hard blow for Alejandra Borrero.
“These are such deep pains, so personal, that it is part of this mourning that I have had to do in life itself… He is such a beautiful being who leaves my life and that of all his loved ones so quickly. Because death has that, there is no turning back, there is nothing to do, so it has been a painful and beautiful path”recalled the actress.