How does a single mom tell her kids about finding a new love?
Sunshine Cruz considers herself lucky because her three daughters are open-minded.
In fact, the actress told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during her photo shoot for Ever Bilena last January 12, 2017, that Angelina, Samantha, and Francheska had been encouraging her to go on a date.
"Ganun sila sa akin na 'you deserve to date also,' ‘you’re always working, mom,’ ‘you deserve to be happy.’
"E, sinasabi ko naman sa kanila na hinay-hinay, wala pa ngang ma-date si mommy, di ba?"
But September of last year, she met Macky Mathay.
Unlike the other single moms, she did not have a hard introducing her boyfriend to her kids with Cesar Montano.
"Maybe because sabi nga ng ibang tao, maybe because they see the father dating already."
Sunshine filed for an annulment of marriage to her estranged husband three and a half years ago.
Sunshine revealed how the first "chat" happened via phone.
"Nakilala na ng mga bata, kasi my kids always tell me, ‘Mom, when are we going to meet Tito Macky?'
"Nakakausap na nila sa phone even before.
"Actually, even before I met Macky, one month, e, one month kausap ko lang sa phone, ka-text.
"Pati yung mga bata nakakausap niya so matagal din, matagal bago nila nakilala."
When she thought it was time to introduce him to her kids, the celebrity mom took them out for lunch.
"Nung time na nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na sunduin ako sa airport ni Macky, dumiretso kami for lunch sa Alabang Town Center.
"I told the yaya, the helper sa bahay na bihisan yung mga bata at papuntahin sa Alabang Town Center."
How did the girls react?
"So we we’re waiting sa restaurant, together with my PA, ako, si Macky 'tapos yun, nung dumating sila sa restaurant, nagsisisigaw sila, nagulat sila talaga.
"They were of course happy.
"Ngayon naman, so far so good, they’re really close to Macky.
"Ang bait, e. Mabait naman na tao kasi kaya mabilis rin gumaan ang loob ng mga anak ko sa kanya."
This was the photo of Macky's first meeting with Sunshine's kids.
On Instagram, he wrote, "I am very happy to have finally met you girls."
Macky has two sons, Roan and Colin.