Cherry Pie Picache is unconditionally supportive to his 17 year-old son Nio’s tennis career. In fact, she comes with Nio in his tournaments abroad where she sometimes engages in squabbles in defense of her son.
Cherry Pie recalls an incident in where she tagged along Nio in Mauritius and argued with a Swedish coach about the allocated time for court practice. The coach insisted Nio’s camp went beyond the schedule; pushing Cherry Pie to her limits. But, the worse fight is when she raised voices with a Chinese parent who threw in discrimination against the Filipinos.
The actress is totally hands-on with Nio, ranked as among the Top 300 junior tennis players by the International Tennis Federation. With Nio’s plans of studying abroad for college next year, Cherry Pie is starting to feel the ‘empty nest syndrome’.
Nevertheless, instead of sulking over her son’s road to independence and maturity, Cherry Pie decides to use this time to look after herself and date again. The actress has been separated for nine years and she believes this is the perfect time to open her heart again.
Cherry Pie is also busy filming a digital series entitled “Call Me Tita”, streaming soon on iWant. Apart from this, she has another project called “Radical Love”, a documentary piece that talks about her journey to complete forgiveness and healing. In the said short film, Cherry Pies shares how she managed to seek forgiving justice for her mother’s death. Radical Love is airing on July 7, in ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best.