Puerto Rican songstress Kany Garcia let it be known Saturday that she is lesbian and is in a relationship with her personal trainer, Jocelyn Troche, with whom she is seen posing lovingly on the social network Instagram.

"What a perfect time to open my heart and show who I really am, on the weekend of lovers (Valentine's Day)," the singer said in the note posted with the photo.

"Love always wins, always sets one free and always transforms. Today I want to put my fears aside and face my truth. That is how I share with you this very special photo with this extraordinary woman who has stolen my heart," she said.

The singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and winner of two Latin Grammys noted on the social network that "what is good is not to be hidden but to be shared. Because if anything is not sinful it is love and because at the end of the road I want to face myself and embrace myself, knowing that in my life I was always faithful to myself."

"That is how I share my abundance with you. When one speaks with love and with truth, only good things can happen," said the artist, who in 2010 married a musician of her band, Carlos Padial, after a seven-year relationship; they divorced in 2013.

The announcement won messages of support, including one from the leader of Puerto Rico's gay community, Pedro Julio Serrano, and singer-songwriter Tommy Torres, among many others. EFE