Oh, how time flies!
These celebrity moms in their 40s are now parents to college students.
And they're glad they chose to finish their studies despite the lure of showbiz.
Lucy Torres and daughter Juliana Gomez
Juliana Gomez entered college in 2019.
She made it to the University of the Philippines (UP), her first university of choice.
The 19-year-old volleyball player was determined to follow in the footsteps of her parents Richard Gomez, 54, and Lucy Torres, 45, who are both UP graduates.
Lucy is an alumna of UP Cebu, while Richard went to the Diliman campus.
Juliana is taking up Public Administration.
Sunshine Cruz and daughter Angelina Cruz
Sunshine Cruz, 42, is officially a mother to a kolehiyala.
Her eldest daughter Angelina, 18, is an incoming college freshman this year.
Angelina took entrance exams at the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
She planned to take up either BS Management in Ateneo or Marketing in La Salle.
Sunshine has two more daughters: Samantha and Chesca.
Marjorie Barretto and daughter Claudia Barretto
Claudia Barretto, 20, graduated from high school in 2018.
During her graduation ceremony, her plan of taking up Business Management at the Ateneo de Manila University was annoounced.
Marjorie, 46, has three more daughters—Dani, Julia, and Erich—and a 17-year-old son named Leon.
Her eldest Dani has a nine-month-old baby named Millie, while Julia is an ABS-CBN actress.
Jinkee Pacquiao and sons Jimuel and Michael Pacquiao
Jimuel, 19, is the eldest child of Manny Pacquiao, 41, and Jinkee Pacquiao, 41.
He is an aspiring boxer like his dad Manny, but his parents want him to focus first on his college studies at the De La Salle University.
Manny and Jinkee have four more kids: Michael, Mary, Queenie, and Israel.
Michael graduated from high school this year.
Aubrey Miles and son Maurie Obligacion
Aubrey Miles, 40, is proud that her son Maurie, 19, chose to pursue a college degree before considering a showbiz career.
Maurie, Aubrey's son with former boyfriend JP Obligacion, is studying Entrepreneurship in De La Salle University.
Aubrey has two more kids—namely, Hunter and Rocket—with partner Troy Montero.
Mikee Cojuangco and sons Robbie and Raf Jaworski
Mikee Cojuangco, 46, now has two sons in college.
Her eldest son Robbie is 20, while her second son Raf is 18.
Her youngest son Renzo is 12.
Mikee is married to Dodot Jaworski.
Gelli de Belen and sons Joaquin and JulIo Rivera
Whenever Gelli de Belen, 47, and Ariel Rivera, 53, have a long break, they visit their sons Joaquin, 21, and Julio, 19, who are studying in Canada.
Joaquin is taking up Aviation Technology, while Julio is majoring in Kinesiology.
Angel Aquino and daughterS IANA AND Thea Bernardez
Angel Aquino, 47, and her daughters Iana and Thea Bernardez share the same love for film.
Iana is a showbiz newcomer, while Thea is a film student at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
Lotlot de Leon and daughter Maxine Gutierrez
The youngest child of Lotlot de Leon, 49, graduated from high school this year.
Maxine, 19, is an incoming college freshman.
The mother of four wrote in her Instagram post on her daughter's graduation day (published as is): "I want her to experience a full life..hindi nakatago sa bahay.
"Alam kong marami ang kagaya ko na nanay, na mga magulang na walang ibang hiling kundi maging maganda at maayos ang buhay ng mga anak natin."
Lotlot's older children—Janine, Jessica, and Diego—had graduated from college.
Janine is a GMA-7 actress.
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