Like Kylie, she was also only 23 years old when she got pregnant. “Pero kasal na kami noon ng husband ko (Rey Soldevilla, a pilot) and I gave birth when I was 24. Now, 4 years old na ang daughter naming si Ayesha. When we were married, birthday ko rin kaya ang wedding anniversary namin coincides with my birthday.”
So do they intend to have another baby soon? “Naku, hindi muna. Mahirap, kasi wala kaming yaya. Ang hirap maghanap. Yung last yaya ko, na-in love sa security guard in the condo in BGC where we live.”
What’s her birthday wish? “Actually, I already feel so blessed. I’m in ‘Sa Piling ni Nanay’ na ang taas ng rating and now that it’s ending this Friday, may isang existing show which I will join. And I just renewed my contract with GMA-7 for a long, long time. Kung may wish man ako, it’s good health for my family. I also wish I’d be given the chance to play different kinds of roles and makapag-movie sana uli ako, kasi my last movie was ‘Bahay Kubo’ with Maricel Soriano in 2009 pa.
Ang tagal na. Sana rin, makapag-recording na ako ng bagong songs kasi I miss doing yung mall shows na kahit wala kaming bayad to promote our songs, it gives me naman the chance na kumanta and connect with my fans. I want to do more love songs kasi Filipinos are hopeless romantics.”
So how will “Sa Piling Ni Nanay” end? “Na-tape na namin ang ending the other week pa, pero hindi nila nagustuhan, so tinapon yung scenes na nakunan na namin and just this last Monday, nag-tape kami uli ng mas magandang ending. Abangan nyo kung paano ang magiging katapusan ni Katrina Halili as the kontrabida, si Scarlett, at kung ano ang mangyayari sa amin nina Mark Herras and Gabby Eigenmann. Ibang klase siya. Somehow, mami-miss ko yung mga sapakan at sampalan namin ni Katrina. Dahil dun kaya naging mas close kami.”
So how will she celebrate her birthday with her husband Rey? “Wala siya. May flight sa Vietnam, so pagbalik na lang niya at saka kami magse-celebrate.”
To what will she attribute the success of her marriage? “Siguro yung trust namin sa isa’t isa. And also, we know how to give each other space. But si Rey, whenever he’s abroad, sabik na sabik na siya laging umuwi sa amin ng anak niya. Miss na miss niya ang lutong bahay ko.”