He is one of the front runners among the next generation of OPM artists. Most recently, joining his hit songs like In “Love Ako Sa’Yo,” “Dying Inside,” and “Making Moves is Poison.” Its music video even reached the top spot on the iTunes chart which showcased him all grown up through a smooth dance routine.
With his singing career continuing to take flight among the clouds, it’s become easy to forget that Darren Espanto is still a teenager. And as tough as the entertainment industry is, it is even tougher for him to be apart from his family.
Currently, his entire family lives in Canada and on Tonight with Boy Abunda he revealed that got a serious case of homesickness. During his first year being separated from his loved ones, he would often find himself crying. But he had to mature sooner rather than later.
After some time, Darren has gotten used to the distance and was particularly thankful for his busy schedule. “I wouldn’t have as much time to think about being homesick,” he explained. Part of the reason why he was able to adjust was how involved his parents still were in every aspect of his life despite being in different continents.
“Everything goes through them,” he admitted. From his schedules to girls he likes and even dating, they practically have blow by blow updates. “They’re very sneaky,” he joked, although it might be half meant.
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Probably more than having a full schedule to keep his mind occupied, without a doubt he also finds strength in his family. Especially his little sister, Lynelle. Die-hard fans might remember that back in 2015, the little bundle of joy made an appearance of the morning talk show Kris TV. She showed off her vocals by singing Arian Grande’s Break Free and then danced to the American pop star’s Bang Bang while Darren sang the chorus.
We might not always see them together, these photos still hold many touching memories of a big brother bonding with his little sister. Obviously, talent runs in the family. We won’t be surprised to see them performing together in the future.