Actress Regine Angeles still gushes when she talks about her husband Van Victor Leaño three years into their marriage.
The 33-year-old star says in a quick chat with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) via Facebook Messenger on Friday, July 19, 2019, "I am super happy with my husband. He's very supportive.
"He visits me on the set or sometimes drives for me when I don't have sleep.
"When I was younger and used to have kissing scenes, he said, 'Okey lang,' pero di na lang daw siya manonood."
After giving birth to Alesso in October 2017, Regine admitted to going through a postpartum depression.
She continues, "I guess it was the idea of just being stuck at home all day every day.
"I was so used to being out all the time, working all day. I was even working until I was eight months pregnant.
"And, suddenly, I am living inside a room feeding my baby. All I see is the FOUR corners of our room.
"To overcome it, I really prayed. It came to a point that I didn’t want to be with people during that time.
"My husband encouraged me to go out more often. I needed to be with other people."
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In another exchange with PEP.ph via Instagram's direct message in July 2018, Regine recounted how Van gave her the much-needed emotional support.
"My husband would ask me what's wrong...and I would always tell him, 'Di ko alam bakit.'
"Dami niya tao minessage like mga friends niya na may asawa.
"Sabi niya, 'Talk to her or si ganito pala went thru the same thing also...
"Mag-usap-usap kayong mga mommies may kulto kayo.
"'Mas kayu-kayo nagkakaintindihan.' So medyo natawa na lang ako..."
And when she dilly-dallied about making a showbiz comeback, Van's go-signal meant a lot to her.
"When Alesso was three months old and there was a job offer, Van said that it's better if I go back to work.
"And he was right. I began to slowly recover from my depression."
Are they planning to have baby number two?
"Yes, probably, late next year. Kakasimula ko pa lang ulit mag-work this year, and Alesso is turning two years old pa lang.
"Hopefully, next year, ay maplano namin ang magiging kapatid ni Alesso."
How's her motherhood journey so far?
"Being a mother naman changed me in so many ways. I am more patient. I became selfless.
"And suddenly I’m very emphatic, every child I see is also my child.
"When it comes to working naman, parang I have the need to work even harder for my child."
Van Victor was the winner of 2009 Century Tuna Superbod.