Francine Prieto is overjoyed now that she has finally met her younger paternal half-sister, Vivian Jensen.
Last November 15, the 35-year-old Kapuso actress flew to Norway to visit relatives from the side of her deceased biological father, Jarl Jensen.
Francine—whose real name is Anna Marie Falcon—is accompanied by her husband, Frank Shotkoski.
It was on November 19 when Francine started showing some of her photos with Vivian, who is almost as tall as the Kapuso actress.
Francine’s Instagram caption read, "I’m happy to be with my baby sister Vivian.
“It took me 10 years before I can finally go to Norway and meet her and my Norwegian family. I am truly thankful.”
In a separate post, Francine stated how Vivian accompanied her to the cemetery so they could pay respects to their deceased father and grandparents.
FRANCINE'S PARENTAGE. Note that Francine was raised by her biological mother Amelia Falcon and stepfather Charles Falcon back here in the Philippines.
In her Facebook post, dated June 16, 2013, the Kapuso actress related that she was 10 years old when she first discovered that her stepfather is not her biological dad.
Francine also said that it took another 10 years before her stepfather Charles finally admitted the truth of her parentage to her.
But despite the circumstances of her family set-up, Francine felt “blessed” knowing that she had two fathers.
“I've been blessed to have not just one but two fathers, my biological father who brought me into this world and my stepfather who loved me unconditionally.
“I just want to thank both of them for loving me most especially my stepfather, my daddy for making me feel complete and for accepting me as his own, he only told me the truth before he died in 2002, but since I was 10 years old I already knew the truth.
“Thanks for being my guardian angel daddy. See you both in heaven. Happy Father's Day!”
Francine's mom Amelia, died in March 2010, following almost a year-long battle with ovarian cancer.