Toni Gonzaga sees Mommy Pinty Gonzaga and mom-in-law Marissa Soriano as the "reyna"

by FM Ganal
Feb 8, 2017
First-time mommy Toni Gonzaga shares her newfound love and appreciation for her mom Pinty Gonzaga (right) and mom-in-law Marissa Soriano.
PHOTO/S: FM Ganal

Growing up, Toni Gonzaga saw her Mommy Pinty’s dramatic mood swings, sudden emotional outbursts, and random “ka-OA-an,” and did not fully understand them.

During her guest appearance on the ABS-CBN morning show Magandang Buhay last February 1, the first-time mom recalled, “I remember nung lumalaki ako, hindi ko talaga maintindihan ang mommy.

"Kasi parang feeling mo, lagi inis ka sa mommy mo kapag meron siyang mga ways na may ka-OA-an, nadadramahan ka.

"Parang biglang iiyak, nabiro mo lang, hindi ko siya maintindihan—hangga’t sa nabuntis ako."

Toni added, "Ang dami na namin napagdaanan, ang dami nang na-witness ng mga magulang ko sa buhay ko.”

After getting pregnant and giving birth to her son Seve, Toni realized that being a mom is no easy job.

“Mas iba na yung tingin ko sa kanya.

"Mahal na mahal ko mommy ko, I wouldn’t trade her for anything.

"Pero ngayon, iba yung pagmamahal, it goes deeper. Parang in another life, parang tumatagos hanggang sa kaluluwa yung pagmamahal at respeto ko sa mommy ko kasi hindi biro yung pinagdaanan niya.”

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And in the process of embracing motherhood, the Pinoy Big Brother host would usually look back on her mother’s hardships.

“Na-i-experience ko yung hindi ka nakakatulog, yung hindi ka mapakali do’n sa anak mo kapag hindi siya komportable.

"Totoo pala 'yon!

"Nako, ngayon naiintindihan ko na yung, 'Ako na lang masaktan, huwag lang ikaw!'

"Di ba dati, sa pelikula lang sinasabi yon? Ngayon intinding-intindi ko na!"

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After Toni's first five months as a mom, one of the lessons she realized was, “As a mom, whatever comfort that your child feels, even if it’s the most uncomfortable for you, gagawin mo.

"That’s the love of a mother.

“Even if it hurts you, even if it’s so painful on your part. But if you see your child happy, satisfied, contented, sasabihin mo, ‘Okay lang.’”

Along with Mommy Pinty, the 33-year-old star says she also looks up to her mother-in-law Marissa for successfully raising Direk Paul Soriano and his four brothers.

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“Bilib ako sa mga nanay na apat, tatlo, dalawa iyong anak kasi one is already a handful. Two is twenty! Feeling ko twenty na anak mo kapag two!

"Ang galing niyo talaga, lalo na iyong mommy ni Paul, she has five boys and she did it on her own.

"Every time I look at her, I see her at a different level, a different light.

"Parang gusto ko laging i-roll yung red carpet sa lahat ng mga nanay kapag darating sila. I-rolyo niyo ang red carpet, dadaan ang reyna.”

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First-time mommy Toni Gonzaga shares her newfound love and appreciation for her mom Pinty Gonzaga (right) and mom-in-law Marissa Soriano.
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