Just like his character Ely Florentino in the afternoon coming-of-age drama Bagong Umaga, Tony Labrusca is also a loving son to his beloved mom Angel Jones in real life.
It was four years ago when he first rose to popularity as one of the contenders of Pinoy Boyband Superstar, to which his mom had been very supportive of. As his showbiz career fully took off and continues to flourish, she has stayed by his side through whatever and has been his number one fan – as seen in their photos in this gallery.
Having him at the tender age of 16 years old, there’s no doubt Mommy Angel and Tony have definitely gone through a lot together in the past years, most especially when she eventually became a single mother to him and his younger sister and two cousins.
Thus, the 25-year-old hunk actor wasn’t able to contain his emotions when asked to deliver a message to his mom during their guesting in Magandang Buhay in June 2018.
“I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for raising me with the best of your ability and ‘yong natutunan ko sa’yo is sobrang importante na alam ko ‘yong self-worth ko and I’m so happy that while I’m learning how to myself, you love me unconditionally and I’m never gonna let that go. I love you. Thank you so much,” he tearfully said.
Mommy Angel replied by disclosing how she aims to be a beacon of hope and empowerment for single moms like her and how really proud she is of Tony.
“People don’t know that I have two children and I raised two other kids. I raised four. But I’m so proud of my son because he’s so totoo siya. Hindi siya showbiz. He’s a good person and I’m so, so proud of you. Showbiz or flipping burgers, I’m so, so proud of you. I’m so proud of you,” she expressed.
On his guesting in Tonight With Boy Abunda later that year, we’re able to understand his reaction as Tony told the King of Talk how the mere mention of his mom makes him instantly sentimental.
“I get so emotional when I talk about my mom just because sobrang dami naming pinagdaanan. I really can lean on my mom. I never thought I could say that. Like if you were to ask me that two [or] three years ago, I never thought that would be something I would be able to say,” the bankable heartthrob revealed.
Catch Tony on Bagong Umaga, weeknights after It’s Showtime on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z!