Most real-life stepmoms are far from those evil ladies in fairy tales.
These celebrities are lucky to have madrasta who are heaven sent. They are cool like a barkada, sweet as a tita, and nurturing like a mom.
Bimby Yap, for example, "adores" Michela Cazolla, the partner of his dad James Yap.
Even Bimby's mom Kris Aquino likes the Italian beauty, describing her as "nice and proper."
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the host/ actress said, "It’s only Mic who reaches out. Like, every other week, she’ll text and all."
Regine Velasquez calls Leila Alcasid her "dafter."
When the latter decided to live here in Manila, the first to welcome her was the Asia's Songbird.
Regine has also been accompanying Leila to her shoots.
Similarly, Priscilla Meirelles is close to John Estrada's four children with Janice de Belen.
Mariel Rodriguez (left) and Kylie Padilla (right) also get along with each other well.
Also in photo: Robin Padilla and his mom Eva.
Heart Evangelista and her stepdaughter Chesi are buddies.
The actress has also taken on the role of being the young lady's fashion consultant.
Charlene Gonzalez became a grandma at the age of 36, thanks to her stepson Luigi Muhlach.
At that time, the former beauty queen said, "We now have a good relationship. We have gotten closer."
And during special occasions, they never fail to post on Instagram a message for each other.
The last time Charlene celebrated her birthday, Luigi wrote this message, "Happy birthday, tita charls!! Thank you for always being there for me and my family!
"You have no idea how much you've touched our lives in so many ways! God is good for letting you become a part of our lives! We love you!"
Whenever he has time, Diego Loyzaga would visit his three half-sisters, who are daughters of his dad Cesar Montano with estranged wife Sunshine Cruz.
When the actor recently aired his grievances about his dad on social media, Sunshine said, "I'm here to support Diego."
It took a while before Danica and Oyo Sotto, Vic Sotto's children with Dina Bonnevie, accepted their dad's relationship with Pauleen Luna.
Last month, Vic's eldest said in an interview with PEP, “Ang galing din talaga ni God kasi yung pagiging close namin ni Pauleen ngayon, hindi namin pinilit.
“Nangyari lang siya naturally, nakisama siya nang maayos sa aming lahat.
“Kasi siyempre, dun ko rin nakita kung paano niya alagaan nang mabuti si Daddy.
“Makikita mo naman si Daddy na he’s happy at okey ang health niya.”
Call it unconventional but Jodi Sta. Maria's (right) son Thirdy considers Iwa Moto (left) as his second mom, the same way that Iwa's daughter Eve is also close to the Kapamilya actress.
Iwa is the partner of Pampi Lacson, Thirdy's dad.
Jodi and Pampi are presently awaiting the court's decision regarding their annulment.
Though Zsa Zsa Padilla has already found a new love, she has remained close to some of her "stepchildren" with former partner, the late Dolphy.
In a previous interview, Eric Quizon (right) said they communicate via text from time to time.
Also in photo: Epy Quizon (left) and Vandolph.
These two ladies are like real moms to their stepchildren.
In a previous interview, Tonton Gutierrez (left), the son of Eddie Gutierrez (2nd from right) with Liza Lorena, described his Tita Annabelle Rama (left) as "parang guiding light."
He added, "Hindi kami close na lahat nang ganito kung hindi rin kay Tina Annabelle."
Also in photo: Glydel Mercado and her baby with Tonton.
Sandy Andolong is like the second mom of Christopher de Leon's five children with Nora Aunor.
When Ian, the eldest son of Sandy's husband, got married, he was touched by the support of his "Tita Sandy."
And because Nora reportedly snubbed the occasion, Hataw Tabloid headlined, "Sandy Andolong, mas naging nanay kay Ian..."