“I am only a human being…”
Despite her stature as the Megastar, Sharon Cuneta still has the right to get mad, cry, and feel bad.
Her eyes welled up with tears at the press launch of her new show on TV5, as she talked about her still-unresolved rift with her aunt Helen Gamboa, the sister of her Mommy Elaine.
It’s been more than a month since she said, "Yes, politics does divide families, like when my uncle says something bad about Kiko, you don't understand why..."
Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan is Sharon's husband.
To which, Helen retorted: “Sumasama ang loob ko. I feel that it is not right na ang pamangkin ko ay masyadong matayog. I could feel that she's so unreachable. Hindi ko na siya maabot…”
But reconciliation seems nowhere near the horizon.
In between sobs, Shawie (her nickname) said, “Yun lang sinabi ko ‘tapos ang sakit-sakit na ng sinabi niya…”
Her only line to Senator Tito Sotto’s family is Ciara.
In jest, she told her cousin, “Ano ako saranggola ni Pepe, matayog?”
At the press launch, she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal): “Hindi ako nagmamalaki. Hindi ako lumaking ganun.
“Kasama ko siyang nagpalaki sa akin…
“Napaka-delayed reaction ko naman na lumaki ang ulo ko ngayon...
“Hindi naman ako nakikipagmataasan. Diyos ko, never kong ginawa sa 46 years ng buhay ko yung magmalaki….
“Ang sakit naman nun dahil yung accusations niya... parang nanay ko yun.”