How Janella Salvador and mom Jenine Desiderio address their "away-away"

by James Patrick Anarcon
Apr 8, 2017
Janella Salvador on relationship with mom Jenine Desiderio: "...mas nagiging close na kami, mas nasasabi ko na sa kanya lahat."

"We're okay naman," says Janella Salvador about her relationship with her mother Jenine Desiderio.

But just like most moms and daughters, they, too, have their share of fights.

At the pocket presscon for My Fairy Tale Love Story in Café Via Mare on April 3, the Kapamilya actress related, "Actually, yung mom ko lang kasi, overprotective talaga siya sa akin. Lalo na before.

"I think naman lahat ng mother and daughter, may stage talaga na pag nag-adolescence or something, may mga away-away talaga na magaganap kasi may misunderstandings at differences."

Remember when Jenine warned a guy on Twitter? The singer posted: "I want no less than a gentleman for my daughter."

Janella eventually clarified it was not her screen partner Elmo Magalona.

She added, "Pero kung sino man yung sinasabi niyang yun, napag-usapan na namin. Tapos, okay na. Naayos na."

Janella is glad that she and her mom are now better at handling their differences.

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"...parang we're getting past that stage na, 'tapos mas nagiging close na kami, mas nasasabi ko na sa kanya lahat.

"So now, sabi naman niya, kung sino man love ko, love din niya.

"Ito sabi niya, 'Whoever you love, I love din basta ayokong saktan ka nila.'"

Aside from being more open to each other, both are more aware about their generation gap.

Janella turned 19 last March 30, while Jenine is already in her late 40s.

She recalled, "Actually before, marami rin naman kaming napag-awayan which is normal, most parents naman.

"Wala namang sobrang lala na away-away talaga.

"Siguro nagkaroon lang talaga kami ng stage na hindi niya maintindihan yung point of view ko.

"Siya naman, ayoko ding pakinggan yung point of view niya noon.

"Kasi it's really hard with the generation gap, e.

"Hindi nila maintindihan, hindi din namin maintindihan.

"Pero nagko-compromise na kami sa isa't isa."

Compromise would mean Jenine setting reasonable rules, and Janella agreeing on them.

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"Actually, nag-usap kami. Kung ano man yung rules na i-i-imply niya, kailangan ko pa rin i-follow kasi siyempre she's my mom.

"Meron siyang rules as a mom. May rules talaga siya, and I respect it naman.

"Siya naman, ita-try niya na mas i-trust talaga ako na kaya ko na.

"Ako naman, I have to prove it siyempre na katiwa-tiwala ako. So ayun, I'm proving it naman."

But more than being overprotective, Jenine has also been a very supportive mom to Janella.

In fact, the former Miss Saigon actress' Instagram feed is mostly about Janella's projects.

At the recent launch of the Star Magic talent's latest endorsement, Jenine even serenaded her daughter.

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On March 30, at Janella's birthday, Jenine posted an old photo of her daughter wearing a mermaid costume. She was then five years old.

She wrote in the caption, "Your dreams, one by one, are turning into reality. So dream wisely. God has been so good to you. HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY, my little mermaid @superjanella ! We love you!"

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