Jennylyn Mercado's mother debunks rumors that the pregnant young actress is hard up on cash

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"Mayroon po kamingnakalaan na pera para sa panganganak ni Jen. Kasi nga, naibenta namin yungbahay sa North View. Yun na ang panggastos namin. Sapat pa naman ‘yon," says Mrs. Lydia Mercado, mother of Jennylyn Mercado (in photo), in response to rumors that her daughter is cash-strapped.



Young actress Jennylyn Mercado is ready to give birth anytime now. But even in her delicate condition, she still managed to guest in themorning variety show SiS lastThursday, August 7, where Startalk caught up with her.

When asked on how she's preparing herself for the baby'sbirth, Jennylyn said: "Wala naman[physical] preparations, e. More on emotional and psychological preparation.Lalo na ang pagle-labor, ang mga ganoon bagay, so natatakot pa rin ako."

"I am prepared para sa lahat—for my delivery, for mychild, lahat. Wala dapat ipagalala,” Jennylyn said.

When Jennylyn appeared on SiS,she was surprised by her closest friends and StarStruck batchmates, including former boyfriend Mark Herras.Rumor has it that Mark is going to call Jennylyn's baby with Patrick Garcia "Bad Boy"—atitle Mark himself carries as the "Bad Boy of the Dance Floor."

"Hindi. Loko-loko lang yun!" Mark laughed as Startalk informed him of the rumor. Turning serious, he said, "Yung pangalan, e, bahala na si Jen."

For Mark, there are other ways of giving support, aside fromthe financial aspect. According to the young actor, he and his friends can act asfathers to the baby since Jennylyn and Patrick are not in good terms.

"Pero," he said,"siyempre alam namin na may limitations. I mean, nandito lang kami parasuportahan si Jen at para tulungan si Jen at para maging maganda din angpagpapalaki sa baby."

Mark also said that he is willing to do a love-team comebackwith Jennylyn for their fans.

"Feeling ko nga na maraming nae-excite na if ever namagkaroon ulit ng love team kami ni Jen. Hindi natin masabi, panahon din angmakakasabi doon," said the young actor.

Starstruck batchmates Rainier Castillo and Yasmien Kurdi both showed their support and love forJen. Rainier said, "Gusto ko na makita noong magiging baby at alam ko naguwapo."

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"Oo, kasi pinaglihi kami diyan, e," Yasmien quipped."Hindi ako magtataka kung kamukha niya."

JEN'S FINANCIALPROBLEMS? Some say that Jennlyn is in a difficult financial situation, which her mom Mrs. Lydia Mercado denied.

"Hindi po totoo 'yan," Mommy Lydia said. "Mayroon po kamingnakalaan na pera para sa panganganak ni Jen. Kasi nga, naibenta namin yungbahay sa North View. Yun na ang panggastos namin. Sapat pa naman ‘yon. Nangyarinoon, nung biglaan namin nalaman na akala na manganganak sa hindi oras, e,natakot ako. Pero noong lumabas si Jen, ay kaya pa naman namin magbayad."

As luck would have it for Jennylyn, the Kapuso Networkoffered her a P1 million-peso contract. Would Jen accept the offer?

"I think that's too personal to talk about," she answered."Parang ayokong...huwag siguro. Kasi ako, wala din ako alam [about the contract],e.

"Pagdating sa business,hindi ako nakikialam. Si Tita Becky [Aguila, Jennylyn's manager]. Diyan pa rinkami—Kapuso pa rin."


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