It has been a while since Assunta de Rossi-Ledesma has been in the spotlight.
But every now and then, the public gets glimpses of her on television or the silver screen.
At the Swiss Timepiece Bomberg launch at Chaos, City of Dreams, Assunta revealed to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that being Mrs. Jules Ledesma has its drawbacks.
For instance, “Deprived talaga kami for a vacation kasi sobrang dami naming obligations na kinailangan i-settle,” she told PEP.
“Pero ngayon, okay na.”
FAMILY BONDING. Having a politician as head of the family has certainly kept them from having vacations together.
Assunta related, “Balak talaga naming magbakasyon before the SONA [State of the Nation Address] kasi break nga [congressional session], ‘tapos yung anak ko at the time wala yatang pasok ng isang buwan.
“Pero sana matuloy, kahit one week lang kasi last time nga nakapagbakasyon kami with the kids was 2002 pa.”
Despite the lack of family outings, her kids are still able to get some time away from the city.
They recently had a five-day vacation in Taipei with their relatives.
For Assunta, it is important that her kids get to have opportunities to discover new cultures.
Having had a multi-cultured family background, she hopes her kids will be able to experience the same.
“Masarap kasi maging cultured, 'di ba?
“Kasi may matutunan ka kapag malawak ang exposure mo, e.
“Kaya nakakatuwa naman na nakakalabas mga anak ko kahit minsan-minsan lang.”
BUNDLE OF JOY. Along with aborted plans for a family vacation, Assunta also rues putting on hold her wish for a baby until Congressman Jules Ledesma ends his final term in the congress.
She said, resigned, “Siguro next year na when my husband’s out of politics.”
Assunta will be seen in We’ll Never Say Goodbye, an upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye starring Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, JC de Vera and Jessy Mendiola.