In the past 26 years that she has been in showbiz, actress-dancer Regine Tolentino has indeed left us stunned and enamored by her alluring, ageless beauty, as well as amazed of how she’s able to keep her groove, especially that we see her everyday on It’s Showtime as one of the “Hataw Royalties” (a.k.a. mentor-judge) of its segment Girl On Fire.
However, whenever she’s not in front of the camera, she’s probably busy at her eponymous fashion atelier or spending time with her family, based on some of the photos and videos that she has posted on Instagram.
As she has managed to stay youthful in her appearance and movements, it’s definitely hard to believe that she is already in her 40s and is a mom to three equally gorgeous girls, two of which are now grown-ups. Reigne and Reigen, who are her daughters from her previous marriage, are in their 20s already, while her bunso Rosie Rignee is her baby with current partner, director-photographer Dondi Narciso.
With the wide age gap between her first two daughters and her youngest, Regine revealed in a Magandang Buhay interview in 2021 that they are actually “all mommies at home” as she happily shared that Reigne and Reigen assist her not only in business matters, but also in caring for the youngest member of their family. She said: “Ang sarap, sobrang lambing ng girls.”
When it comes to her style of parenting, Regine bared that she uses “reverse psychology” to her daughters, asking them to do things that are really the opposite of what she wanted, like finding a boyfriend or inviting them to go shopping even when they are busy studying, and the girls themselves would say no.
Two years after that interview, she recently went back to the morning talk show early this year, wherein she divulged that her Reigen and Reigen have moved in the United States since August 2022, which she finds really hard for her. They may be miles away from each other at present, but she makes sure that they would still feel her care and affection for them every day.
“I just make sure na ‘yong communication naming mag-iina ay talagang constant, to the point na I know their schedule everyday, we communicate [through] video call, texting, [and] everything from morning ‘til night. Lagi akong nangungumusta and always sending messages of inspiration and just telling them how proud I am of them,” she told the momshie-hosts. Meanwhile, with regards to Rosie, the Dance Diva disclosed that she’s actually still breastfeeding her, as her way of expressing her love and lambing to her.
Prior to saying goodbye to her “best girls in the world” and sending them off last year, the proud Mama wrote a touching message for them, saying: “I have the best daughters anyone can ask for. Sweet, loving, kind, smart, talented and beautiful inside and out. They have been my inspiration for everything I do. I am so proud that they have chosen a new path in life to explore, learn and continue their success story. So blessed to be the mother of these amazing strong and determined women. Letting them go is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but I know its for the best.”
Take a look at the endearing bond of Regine and her beloved beautiful daughters in this gallery.