Now that Carmina Villarroel's twins, Cassy and Mavy, are 18, the Kapuso actress admits to wishing for more kids.
The celebrity mom told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Dati talaga, gusto ko talaga mga three to five kids.
"E, siguro kasi parang first-time mom, nabigyan ako ng kambal na lalaki at babae, 'Okay, God, perfect.'
"Parang feeling ko di na lalaki."
The longing to have another baby started when the twins have grown up.
"...nung lumalaki na, 'Ay parang bakit lumalaki na sila?' Parang dapat sinundan ko."
It isn't too late for her and husband Zoren Legaspi to conceive. She is 43, while Zoren is 47. Are they seriously considering to have another baby?
Laughing, she said, “Naku, ayaw na ng kambal...ayaw na talaga nila.
"Pero sabi ko nga, parang ako naman yung nanay, di ba dapat ako yung masusunod?
"Baka eto na talaga, baka hanggang dun na lang."
PEP.ph caught up with Carmina during the media conference of her prime-time series Kara Mia held at Circle Events in Quezon City last February 12, 2019.
She will be playing the role of Aya, the fiercely loving mother of Kara and Mia, who will be played by Barbie Forteza and Mika Dela Cruz, respectively.
"THEY'RE NOT READY YET."
Though the twins are now of legal age, Carmina said they have not thought of living independently.
"Ay no, thank God, hindi pa.
"Even if they’re 18, siguro kasi yung iba dahil nasa Pilipinas naman tayo, e, pero hindi pa, mga bata pa sila. Hindi pa nila kakayanin to be on their own.
"At siguro kahit hingin nila, parang hindi muna kami papayag kasi bata pa ang 18, bata pa talaga iyon.
"They really think na legal age na, they know the world, no.
"And they know that, they know that marami pa silang dapat matutunan.
"Kailangan pa ng guidance ng mga magulang. So thank God, hindi pa naman nila nao-open up na, 'Gusto na namin humiwalay.'"
"We tell them na kunwari pag may paycheck na darating, eto yung paycheck niyo for ganito, ganito.
"Then kami magpapasok, we tell them.
"We tell them na kuwari etong percent na ito will go to your savings, and then we’ll just give you allowance.
"Para they can buy naman whatever they want.
"Para medyo may motivation sila to do good."
The 42-year-old mom said that the twins, especially now that they're already taxpayers, are under close guidance when it comes to managing their finances.
“Kasi ngayon na they’re earning, they’re taxpayers, so pinapakita ko sa kanila na, 'O, eto yung mga kailangan niyong bayaran for your tax,' ngayon parang, 'Ha, nagbabayad na kami?' Of course, you’re earning. It’s your responsibility.
"'Tapos ngayon na meron na silang mga PhilHealth, SSS, mga ganyan na you know all these benefits, lahat sila, 'I feel na that we're grownups.'
"Andun pa yung fear nila na, 'Oh my gosh,' yung responsilibity nila.
"Hindi pa, they’re not ready yet."