Solo parenting isn't easy. Period.
Even some full-time moms with husbands complain about their life being changed forever after giving birth.
Far from Senator Tito Sotto's infamous "na-ano lang" phrase, what every single mom has to go through is no joke.
They have to deal with the problems, stress, not to mention, the biases of the society...alone.
And celebrities are no exception.
In the case of Sunshine Cruz, she had to juggle her career, academics, and raising three "princesses" Angelina, 15, Samantha, 12, and Chesca, 11.
In a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), she revealed one of the biggest hurdles she faced.
In a separate interview, she said, "Sabi nga nila di ba ang mga single moms daw, iyan ang isa sa mga priorities daw ni God.
"Of course lahat tayo prayoridad, pero may special place daw sa heart ni God lagi ang mga single moms.
"Siguro nakikita naman ng ating Panginoon yung effort at yung ginagawa ko para mapabuti especially yung buhay ng aking tatlong mga anak."
In time for Mothers' Day, we listed down more inspiring quotes from single moms in showbiz.
LJ Reyes immediately posted "proud single mom to my son Aki" after the senator's "joke" became viral.
Her situation had made her a "matibay na babae, malakas."
In a tweet yesterday, May 3, Jennylyn Mercado gave her fellow single moms a shout-out.
Like most moms, the Kapuso star's top priority is to secure the future of her eight-year-old son, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, which, according to Autism.org.uk, is "a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others."
Bettina Carlos is a very hands-on mom to Gummy.
She is busy with her business, she has hosting gigs and some TV projects, she works out regularly, but being a mom is her most important role.
In a previous interview with PEP, she recounted one "superwoman" moment:
Denise Laurel considers her son Alejandro as the "best gift God has ever given me... the one thing I've done right."
To her, being a single mom is...
Vina Morales has always looked at her daughter Ceana as a blessing.
Ruffa Gutierrez didn't let her bad past hinder her from having a happy life.
Since she and ex-hubby Yilmaz Bektas called it quits in 2011, the former beauty queen has been doing her best to become a cool and supportive mom to her two daughters Lorin and Venice.
At last night's Tresemme event, the 42-year-old celebrity left this note to fellow moms:
Geneva Cruz wrote to Senator Sotto yesterday, May 3.
A part of her letter read:
She added, "Raising a #family is difficult enough, we don't need to be ridiculed by you.
"We need encouragement and opportunities, not belittlement nor obstacles of any kind."
The singer is now based in the U.S. with her two children—Heaven and London.
On Twitter, Pokwang posted a message "sa lahat ng single mom sa buong mundo."
The Japanese dad of her daughter Mae left the comedienne upon learning about her pregnancy.
K Brosas is the "hero" of her unica hija Crystal.
In an interview with ANC, she referred to the father of her child merely as "sperm donor."
The last time Crystal saw her father was during her debut, then, "after nun, wala na uli."
And for 19 years now, she and her daughter have been discovering the beauty of the world together.
In one of her gigs as a stand-up comedienne, she was quoted as saying:
Janice de Belen is a proud single mom of five—Iggy Boy, Ina, Moira, Kyla, and Yuan.
As a mother, her fear has always been: "Napapalaki ko kaya nang tama ang mga anak ko?"
But she considers the college diploma of her kids as her biggest achievement.
Her youngest Yuan was her "last high-school graduate."
In an old interview, she described what it is like to be a mom and a dad to all her kids.
Happy Mother's Day, single and awesome mommas!