While our opinions with regards to having a child are mixed, there are women out there who have been really passionate about becoming a mother. Thus, some of them began their parenting journey earlier in their lives, just like the actresses listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature!
Keep reading to find out who among our favorite celebrities are able to juggle their soaring showbiz careers and their responsibilities as moms when they were in their 20s.
Andi Eigenmann was 21 when she had Ellie.
She was at the prime of her acting career and in her early 20s when Andi had her daughter Ellie. It may have been the talk of the town then, but they’re able to overcome that phase and Ellie has grown to become an adventurous, awesome, and sweet girl, who’s now 10 years old.
The 31-year-old celebrity mom has been living a simple yet fun island life in Siargao with her two other kids Lilo and Koa and partner Philmar Alipayo. Her last teleserye appearance prior to stepping back from the spotlight was the afternoon soap opera The Greatest Love in 2016.
Sofia Andres became a mom to Baby Zoe when she was 21.
Sofia was also 21 when she started her motherhood journey with the arrival of Baby Zoe on November 24, 2019. And this 2022, she and partner Daniel Miranda will be celebrating her third birthday!
She took a time off showbiz after giving birth in order to focus on being a mom. But she eventually made comeback through the primetime drama La Vida Lena in 2020.
Janella Salvador was 22 when she gave birth to Baby Jude.
Just like her friend Sofia, Janella also became first-time mom when she was in her early 20s. She was only 22 when she and partner Markus Paterson welcomed Baby Jude on October 20, 2020 in United Kingdom.
The young actress also took a brief hiatus after pregnancy and eventually returned by being a regular performer in ASAP Natin ‘To and getting cast as the iconic supervillain Valentina in the highly anticipated Darna: The TV Series.
Jodi Sta. Maria took a break from showbiz when she had Thirdy at 23.
She gave birth to her unico hijo Thirdy when she was 23. She may have become a single mom a few years after that, but it didn’t hinder Jodi from continue pursuing the things she’s passionate about, such as acting and learning new things.
The “Silent Superstar” has astounded us with her performances in the teleseryes she starred in, with Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin (2020) and The Broken Marriage Vow (2022) as the latest. And she did these while having to take good care of her son and to finish her college education.
Denise Laurel was also 23 when she welcomed son Alejandro.
Denise also welcomed her son Alejandro when she was 23 and raised him singlehandedly while dabbling in her showbiz commitments. He’s now a jolly and adorable 11-year-old who loves to vlog about toys and she refers to him “my little giant”.
With Alejandro as her main source of inspiration, the Kapamilya actress continues to work hard by unleashing her very best in every project that she does, which include FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, La Luna Sangre (2017), and The Better Half (2017). She is set to appear next in the upcoming Filipino adaptation of the Korean drama The Flower Of Evil (2022).
Sunshine Cruz was a blooming mom when she had firstborn Angelina at 24.
Aside from being naturally beautiful, another reason why Sunshine could pass as an ate to her three daughters is because she had her firstborn Angelina when she was 24. And now, the 20-year-old fast-rising star is carving her own path in showbiz.
More than being a seasoned actress whose performances in teleseryes, such as Love Thy Woman (2020) and Bagong Umaga (2020), were praised, the seasoned actress is also recognized for being an incredible single mother to three girls.
Elisse Joson was 25 when she and McCoy de Leon became parents to Baby Felize
Elisse marked another life milestone in her 25th year here on Earth when she and on-and-off-screen sweetheart McCoy de Leon gave birth to Baby Felize on April 10, 2021 in the United States. They made the huge announcement by appearing in an episode of Pinoy Big Brother last year, which truly shocked everyone.
Just like her contemporaries, she also took a break from showbiz for quite some time to focus on taking good care of their daughter. She eventually returned to acting through the iWantTFC original series “The Goodbye Girl”.
Ina Raymundo marked another life milestone at 25 when she gave birth to eldest child Erika.
Ina’s 25th birthday was also extra special as she and husband Brian Poturnak welcomed their firstborn Erika Rae on October 10, 2001. After around two decades, Erika has also dabbled into singing as she already appeared in a few TV shows and currently pursues a music-related course in Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
She may be already in her late 40s and a mom to five kids, but the seasoned actress is able to amazingly keep her sexy figure and youthful splendor. Ina has appeared in various TV shows and films, which include La Luna Sangre (2017), Ngayon At Kailanman (2018), and 2 Good 2 Be True (2022).
Melai Cantiveros welcomed first daughter Mela a few days before she turned 26.
After winning Pinoy Big Brotherin 2009, Melai went on to become a Big Winner in life as she found the love of her life in Jason Francisco and as they welcomed their firstborn Amelia Lucille in April 3, 2014, a few days before she turned 26 on April 6 that year. Mela now has younger sister named Stella Rosalind, who was born on April 9, 2017.
She may love to spend time with her family, but she also loves to entertain Kapamilya viewers through her hosting gigs in Magandang Buhay and Pinoy Big Brother.
Kristine Hermosa was 28 when she gave birth to daughter Ondrea.
From being one of the biggest stars of her generation, Kristine decided to step back from the spotlight when she got married to actor Oyo Boy Sotto 11 years ago. After adopting their son Kiel early that year, they welcomed their first biological child Ondrea Bliss in December 2011 when she was 28 years old.
Since then, the actress has focused more on being a housewife and a hands-on mom to her five kids, yet she still made TV appearances every now and then, with her portrayal of the goddess Malaya in the 2018 fantasy action series Bagani as her latest Kapamilya appearance.
Ruffa Gutierrez had firstborn Lorin when she was 29 years old.
With a successful local and international career, Ruffa seemingly didn’t mind marrying and giving birth a year before she turned 30. At 29, she gave birth to their first daughter Lorin, who just turned 18 last year and started college at Pepperdine University.
As the actress-host fulfilled her mother duties, she continued to work in front of the cameras. Her most recent acting stints were in Love Thy Woman (2020) and “The House Arrest of Us” (2020). She currently amuses us with her appearances in It’s Showtime and I Can See Your Voice.
These inspiring Kapamilya actresses are proofs that it’s indeed possible to keep on chasing your dreams and doing the things you’re passionate about while building and taking good care of your family!