Rose “Osang” Fostanes openly talked about her girlfriend on national television. Osang proudly admitted that she has girlfriend for over 30 years.
The episode of “Aquino & Abunda Tonight”, which was aired last February 26, showed the 47-year-old Fostanes relating her romantic relationship with Mel Adel. She said she met Adel during her teenage years.
“I was 16 when we first met and I think she was only 22,” she said.
Fostanes, who is working as a caregiver in Israel since 2008, managed to establish a strong relationship with her girlfriend. Osang said she remained loyal to her girlfriend despite their long-distance relationship for over 15 years.
Osang mentioned that both of them had a hard time communicating to each other since they didn’t have cellphones back then.
“There were no cellphones nor skype that time. We communicated through letters and audio tape messages,” Fostanes said.
Rose Fostanes proudly shared how supportive her girlfriend was during the X-factor competition. Fostanes said seeing her girlfriend in the studio boost her confidence.
Asked if she felt scared to reveal her relationship on TV, Fostanes replied:
“No. Because there’s nothing to hide. We’ve been together for 30 years and there’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
Rose “Osang” Fostanes found her way to stardom when she auditioned for X-factor Israel where she wowed all three judges of the talent show. The voice of Fostanes captivated the hearts of Israeli audience. She also inspired many overseas Filipino workers. Fostanes was known for her unique renditions of both classic and contemporary songs and became the first ever winner of X-factor Israel.