Malaking tulong daw kay Regine Tolentino ang suporta ng mga anak niyang sina Reigne at Reigen para maka-move on at maka-recover sa sakit mula sa paghihiwalay nila ng dati niyang asawa at tatay ng kanyang mga anak na si Lander Vera-Perez two years ago.
Saad niya, “Like many people, I also had struggles, especially nung time ng separation, na parang you feel depressed and you don’t want to get out of bed, you don’t want to get dressed, you don’t want to do anything, and you just want to stay home and feel secluded.
“I’ve gone through that, it’s a mental pain, it’s physical pain, it’s an emotional pain, it’s a struggle, di ba?
“But I overcame it through the support of my kids talaga.
“Yung mga anak ko, sila yung nagpu-push sa akin, ‘Mama, you have to get up. You have to dress up. Let’s go shopping. Let’s travel.’
“My empowered daughters were the ones who really gave me the strength to be like, ‘Kaya mo iyan. Wala iyan.’ That’s all that matters.
“So, I have more aggression, more angst, and more gusto in doing everything that I like to do now because of that support.”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Regine sa presscon ng Flanax @35 Dance Fitness Concert na ginanap noong March 30, sa Cerchio restaurant sa Scout Limbaga, Quezon City.
Present din sa presscon si Tito Tolentino, ang country head ng Taisho Pharmaceuticals Phils. Inc. na maker ng Flanax, kasama pa ang marketing manager na si Larisa Lim.
EXPLAINING TO HER KIDS. Paano ipinaliwanag ni Regine sa kanyang mga anak ang tungkol sa pakikipaghiwalay niya sa tatay ng mga ito?
“Well, my kids are actually very smart.
“Kahit anong tago or comfort na inaano ko, they know what’s going on.
“They’re at an age na mature, and so they are the ones who are actually more mature than I am.
“They give me the strength to move on and just say, ‘That’s nothing. We got this. Kaya mo iyan, Ma. Let’s keep what we’re doing and we’ll be fine together.’
“So, they handled it better than I am, and that’s what helped me get through it.
“Here I am today, still dancing and enjoying, and just feeling great.
“I love being a mom. I love being able to dance and i-explore yung lahat ng possibilities sa buhay.
“That’s it. I still feel complete.”
Ayon pa kay Regine, ang mga anak na niya minsan ang nagpu-push sa kanya para maka-meet ng ibang guys.
“My kids are super open to me.
“They always tell me, ‘Hey, go out. Hang out with your friends and do something with them.’
“So, ako, ‘Sige, pag may time.’
“However, right now I’m quite busy.
“There’s a lot of things happening for me this year, so maybe after those things get accomplished, then I will be more free to move around and explore and start over.”
Patuloy ni Regine, “As of right now, as you can see, I’m active with my shows Unang Hirit and Go Get Fit, and the Organique TV, and different tours, and with my upcoming dance album.
“I’m also busy with my business sa Regine’s Boutique and sa RT Studios, especially we have summer workshops coming out, and busy rin sa Zumba fitness and may mga tapings pa.
“Kaya focus muna ako sa work.
“This is my first time to be able to really focus on my career and to enjoy it more, to really have fun and do my best at it.”
Bukod sa kanyang busy schedule, nauna nang lumabas dito sa PEP na ang isang dahilan kaya ayaw pang mag-love life ulit ni Regine ay ongoing pa rin kasi ang annulment case nila ni Lander.
Pero positibo naman siyang matatapos din ito ngayong taon.
DANCING ALSO HELPED HEAL HER BROKEN HEART. Samantala, bukod sa suporta ng kanyang mga anak, nakatulong din daw kay Regine ang pagsasayaw para maghilom ang kanyang sugatang puso.
Naaalala pa nga raw niya noong panahong bago pa lang ang breakup at kailangan niyang puntahan ang kanyang commitments sa dancing at Zumba fitness.
Lahad ni Regine, “I also overcame the pain through dancing.
“Honestly, before, I would start the day with a heavy heart.
“But when you’re there already [sa venue], you’ll realize that all that baggage and all that negativity is erased and replaced by good vibes and happy hormones.
“And that’s what got me through it, isayaw ko na lang.
“And when I’m on stage noong una, ‘Sino ba diyan ang nakakaramdam ng pain or ng hugot?’
“Sila naman, ‘Me, ako,’ kanya-kanya ng problems, di ba? Every woman goes through it.
“From them, doon ko nakukuha yung energy at saka yung inspiration.
“Kasi yung iba nga namamatayan, yung iba nga may karamdaman.
“So, we all kind of helped each other do it by dancing.
“I’m just really excited right now, my energy is all going towards this whole health and wellness advocacy that I have.
“I’d like to inspire people to dance with me.
“Isayaw niyo lang ang mga problema niyo, masaya na ang lahat.”
Full support din ang mga anak niya sa kanyang advocacy sa dancing at healthy living.
Kaya naman excited si Regine dahil makakasama niya ang mga ito sa Flanax Subok Ko Na ‘Yan: Flanax @35 Dance Fitness Concert na magaganap sa April 8, 2017 sa PICC Forum 2 and 3.
Pangungunahan ni Regine kasama si Richard Yap ang event na ito.