From having everything in life, we witnessed how Ellice (Iza Calzado) instantly lost the things important to her in the first book of Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin after her darkest secret got exposed that made her beloved husband yearn to end their marriage and begin a new life with her ex-best friend, not to mention getting unintentionally involved in the assassination of Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria).
Gabriel’s (Sam Milby) affection for her may have vanished, but Nanay Lucing’s (Maricel Soriano) unconditional love for her despite what happened between her and her daughter Marissa in the past have helped her to move forward and redeem herself from the difficult situation she was in in the 17 years that have passed. Her ever-loyal assistant Pinky (Jimmy Marquez) has also been there for her not just as her employee, but as a trusted confidante as well.
And as the second season of the well-loved series opens, Ellice is going to have two more important people to accompany her and back her up in the upcoming sure-fire battle she’s going to have once Marissa had her highly anticipated comeback on the show.
We’ve already met Hope, her equally gorgeous and affectionate yet palaban daughter impressively played by promising young actress Kira Balinger. True to her name, she’s indeed her mom’s “beacon of hope” ever since she was born for we all know that Ellice had gone through several miscarriages before finally having her. She even almost died on her birth due to a congenital condition, making it probably extra challenging for her parents to raise her. Yet, she has been their source of strength and joy.
As her parents’ relationship got in limbo, it was her who keeps them intact as they don’t want her to grow up in a broken family despite their huge rift. Hope has been Ellice’s hope that it is still possible for her and Gabriel to rekindle what they used to have and it’s seemingly coming true as she recently made her dad realize what he’s been doing to her mom all this time.
Apart from her daughter, Ellice is also going to have her estranged mom Belen Ceñidoza – to be played by veteran character actress Rita Avila – by her side, who’s arrival we all have been anticipating. For sure, many of us are looking forward to find out what happened to her during those years that she’s out of her family’s life and why she’s making a return.
Take a look on Team Ellice’s glam shots in this gallery!
Keep on watching Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, a JRB Creative Production teleserye created by Dindo C. Perez and Julie Ann R. Benitez and directed by FM Reyes and Avel Sunpongco, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z!