Parenthood is said to be the most fulfilling yet the toughest responsibility someone could ever have. But the weight is heavier to solo parents, because they have to balance being the best parents that they can be to their children while working, all by their lonesome.
Take for example these celebrity moms who amidst the struggles and stress they have to endure as single parents, are still able to maintain their captivating allure and exemplary flair as entertainment personalities.
We get intimidated by her ferocious portrayal of the manipulative matriarch Emilia in the primetime series Wildflower. However, in real life, the seasoned actress is a cool, doting mother to Andrei and Marthena and set aside bitterness towards her failed marriages as she maintained cordial ties with their dads. She had reiterated that she’s happy to spend more time with her kids as they grow up and treat them as her ka-barkada.
Her motherhood had been confidential as she faced legal issues involving the real father of her beautiful daughter and admitted that she’s in a love-hate relationship with her mom Jaclyn Jose, but Andi remained strong through it all. In her chat with the momshies of Magandang Buhay, the 27-year-old actress said that Ellie has been her great source of motivation “to stay strong, be a better person, and give no room for failures”. Her beau Emilio Arambulo is also by her side to help her take care of her unica hija.
As a modern mom, Denise ascertains that she explains everything to her son Alejandro and inculcated him to be independent and simple, just like how she was brought up. Despite coming from one of the most affluent clans in the country, the Better Half star is very adept with household chores, having grown up without any household help. On her Instagram account, we can all witness how she and her little warrior obviously have a really tight bond, not to mention that she’s very supportive to his toy review online channel.
Unknown to many, this Girl Trends babe is already a mom to a cute boy named Kiel. Hurtful comments maybe thrown at her, she just shrug those off by keeping herself busy with the projects coming her way, such as La Luna Sangre and the upcoming episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. When not at work, Erin bonds with her toddler and even takes up advance cooking class. And just last month, she shared her proud mama moment as her son was doing well on his first day at school.
To all those who know her, “Mamang” could be the strongest person they’ve ever known. Having to raise her two kids singlehandedly after their fathers left her, Pokwang indeed had a difficult time as she was forced to work abroad just to suffice their needs. With the untimely death of her firstborn, she needed to stay strong and regain her composure for the sake of her remaining child Mae.
As a mother, Mae described her as a “pak na pak mom” for her impeccable skills in cooking and comedy and being a super mom. When Mae flew to France for an internship program, Pokwang disclosed that she was initially worried but she needed to be strong and supportive for her.
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Amidst her hectic showbiz and school commitments, the 35-year-old actress finds time for her son Thirdy. He is her perennial partner in her travels and work, and she is always present in his every milestone. As a mother, she makes sure to balance being both a strict disciplinarian and an ardent bestower, and tries her best to explain everything to him.
The Queen Mother had an early taste of parenthood after giving birth to Daniel Padilla when she was only 20 years old and at the height of her career. She admitted that she is not strict and lets her children do everything they want, but they have to listen to her litany of lectures whenever she needs to. It seems that her four kids don’t make her worrisome as she appears fresh and beautiful every morning in Magandang Buhay.
She may not have a partner, but the witty comedienne is able to conquer all the challenges that come her way supporting her best confidant – her daughter Crystal. After Crystal’s father abandoned her when she was pregnant with their child at the age of 22, K had to raise her all by herself. Having only each other in their lives, no wonder that their bond is so tight and they can be mistaken as sisters too!
Although her relationship with the baby daddy went on the rocks, the former teen star proves that she can raise her Baby Keira singlehandedly with the unwavering support of his family and friends. Instead of sulking, she gets herself occupied by working out, keeping herself occupied with her business, and dates with her friends and adorable daughter.
Her daughter Olivia has been her source of strength, inspiration, and joy when her past romantic affairs crumbled. She stood up and moved on for the sake of her bundle of joy. And now that Nikki’s love life has bloomed again, Olivia is behind her every step of the way.
Amidst all the controversies and personal battles Sunshine had faced, many are envious about how the Wildflower star is able to keep her slender bod and youthful glow. Her secret? It could be her tight and happy relationship with her three BFFs – her three daughters Angelina, Francheska, and Samantha – who has stuck it out with her in the ups and downs of life. She’s been their ultimate protector and motivator amid all the snide comments they got and their number one fan in their every endeavor.
Vina is not only a successful performer and entrepreneur, but also a devoted single mom to her one and only daughter, Ceana. And whatever stress legal issues had imposed on her, she is still willing to fight for Ceana’s welfare.
These women only prove that the best revenge is being beautiful and strong, and having no partner is not a hindrance for them to provide a bright future for their children. Power!