Rebelde and its associated pop group RBD. At the height of the band’s popularity in 2007, Chávez was blackmailed with photos of his secret wedding to his then-husband, who he’d married two years prior in Canada.
Rather than deny the accusations, Chávez chose to come out via a letter to his friends. It was a landmark moment for LGBTQ+ representation: Chávez is regarded as one of the first high-profile Mexican celebrities to come out.A post shared by Christian Chávez (@christianchavezreal)“I was the first Latin American star to talk about my sexuality even before Ricky [Martin] came out with his book,” Chávez told Queerty in a 2020 interview. “At that moment, I was not thinking about my career.
I was not thinking if this is going to make it better or worse. I was in love and for me, it was about that.”Sadly, Chávez’s career suffered in the years following his coming out.
In 2008, RBD broke up, and Chavez’s work as a solo artist was being rejected by radio stations for being “gay music.” This culminated in a suicide attempt in 2013, a low point for Chávez that, luckily, he’s made a full recovery from.“Now that I’m healed and I have so much to offer, I don’t regret everything,” Chávez recently told People. “I honestly do believe that things happen for a reason.