Jess Origliasso and her partner, LA-based muso / bartender Kai Carlton, have been loved up and serving all kinds of couple goals realness on social media since November last year.
In fact, you might recall that when Jess first posted a kissy pic of the pair, it prompted this awkward exchange with her ex Ruby Rose.
Kai has been hanging with Jess and her sister Lisa as The Veronicas played at LA Pride over the past few days, posting happy snaps with the girls as they celebrated at the LGBTQI-positive event.
It prompted one of Kai’s Instagram followers to question why Kai was so supportive of the event, saying “I’m new to your Instagram page and I don’t really understand the pride thing? (You look beautiful btw)”.
Kai filmed a response, saying:
I don’t really know what you mean by you ‘don’t understand the pride thing’? Maybe I just don’t say it that much because I don’t really see a reason to really to say it socially, but I’m a trans male, so that’s why I’m prideful.
While it’s totally Kai’s choice whether or not to publicly comment on gender, it’s pretty cool that Kai’s followers could see this kind of openness and total self-acceptance on social media. In fact, it prompted a fan to say: “Not a q, just wish i accept myself the way u do. i respect that. have a nice day / night :)”
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listen, imma be real with y’all right quick. In the past 6 months I have become the luckiest guy on the face of the earth; to have you in my life has been, easily, the best thing to ever happen to me, I’m beyond grateful for your existence. In my years of being on this planet I have not met someone so in tune with me and, so naturally so. I don’t want to say too much because words are undeserving of showing how much I value your love. @jessicaveronica you are ethereal, godlike, and a dream come true to me. I love you more than grunge
Kai gave a lovely, heartfelt response:
I haven’t always been the best role model for self-acceptance, I really hated myself for so long, but all you gotta do is really expand on the things that you know are great about you, and I’m sure there’s plenty!