If you want to know what kind of mother Lani Mercado is, check her kids’ Instagram accounts.
The Revilla children never forgets her birthday. A handful of throwback photos have also been proudly shared with the rest of the world for all the memories their carry. And then there are the random appreciation posts. “We may not be living in the same spot but you will always be home to me. Love you mama!” Bryan Revilla wrote on one post.
Just looking at these photos, even you are not part of their family, you can still feel their bond. And you can’t help but smile at the showers of love. There is no doubt that Lani has been the perfect mother to her family. Now, on Tonight with Boy Abunda, she talked about why and how far she is willing to go.
Fans might recall that Luigi Revilla is Bong Revilla’s son from another woman. It was gossip material for other people. But for Lani, it was one of the toughest moments in her life. The year was 1991 and she had just lost her daughter when she discovered the news. Not only that, the woman was an ex-girlfriend of Bong.
Of course, it was normal for her to get mad. “Masakit ‘yun. Pinagtaksilan ka at may bunga ‘yung pagtataksil na ‘yun,” she expressed her anger then. After some time passed, however, she reflected on the fact that she too came from another family, “I came from a second relationship of my mom.” Yet her siblings accepted her and for that she was grateful. So, when she first met Luigi as a two-year-old, she did not hesitate to hug him, “Wala, parang nag-melt na ‘yung heart ko.”
Lani fought for what is for her and what should be hers all for the sake of her children, “Martyr ako. Guilty ako doon.” There were many instances when she almost walked away, but she loves her family too much, “That’s the reason why I am here, for them.”
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