Filipino actor Nico Santos met the love of his life Zeke Smith at a Hollywood event over a year ago — and theyâ€™ve been together ever since.
Smith, a former reality-show contestant, said he hasnâ€™t always had the easiest life — thatâ€™s why finding happiness with Santos is a gift he treasures.
Smith was on the 34th season of the TV show â€śSurvivor,â€ť when a fellow contestant outed him as a transgender man without his permission.
In real life, just like his character Mateo in â€śSuperstore,” Santos has been speaking out for equality.
Smith and Santos were two of the speakers at the recent anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT Center — where many, including Santos, testified that it is the community where they have found a home and refuge in their greatest need.