Her character Police Captain Natalia “Lia” Mante may belong to a complicated family in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, but all is definitely well in the family of fast-rising actress Jane de Leon in real life.
Similar to Lia, the 22-year-old actress also has one full sibling – her older brother Francis – to whom she is the closest with.
In her exclusive interview with StarStudio.ph, being the youngest in the six children of her late Daddy Ruel, who died due to an ailment when she was still young, she recalled how strict both her father and her Mommy Hearty were towards her, to the point that she had to sneak out from their house to be able to play with her friends on the streets.
However, that didn’t serve as a hindrance for Jane to develop tight-knit relationships with her parents, as well as her siblings. She may not share a lot about them on social media, but when she does, she never fails to warm our hearts through her touching captions and witty remarks to her photos with them that she posts. Thus, it’s easy for us to say that she indeed has a tight bond with them.
And they’re able to prove it by taking on the “The Who Knows Jane Best?” Challenge, wherein her Mommy Hearty and Kuya Francis were pitted against each other to determine who between them knows the actress more.
WATCH: Mommy Hearty vs Kuya Francis: Who Knows Jane de Leon Better?
In one of her tributes for her Mommy Hearty on Mother’s Day via Instagram, she penned not just one, but two heartfelt messages for her along with a few photos of her or of them together.
“Since I was just a little girl, you have been raising me to be strong and independent. You’ve been teaching me to believe in myself no matter what. To know my self-worth. Because of you, I am the woman I am today. I am forever grateful to be your daughter. I love you & Happy Mother’s Day,” she wrote on the first.
Then in her second post, she stated, “I can’t be more thankful than I already am to be Blessed with a mother as loving and caring as you. I just want you to know that you are always in my thoughts even If I’m miles away. And whether I say it or not. Mother, I love you.”
Aside from her mom, she also expressed her appreciation towards one of her sisters by hopping onto the “#IDontSayThisEveryDayBut” trend on social media. “…thank you @mrsjoanequimio for being the best sister and for always having my back ❤ Know that I appreciate you and everything that you do. Can’t wait to make more memories. I love you Achi!”
Going through some of her photos with them that we collated in this gallery, the young actress apparently loves to spend time with them whenever her schedule permits. Take a peek on some of her bonding moments with them here!
Catch Jane on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live and A2Z Channel 11!