The actress reveals she wanted to be a better parent than her parents.
On Tonight with Boy Abunda
, Megastar Sharon Cuneta revealed details of her relationship with her mother, the late Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta. She also divulged how this has influenced the way she has raised her daughter KC Concepcion.
Sharon began by saying she has gotten her work ethics and knowledge of investing money from her dad, the late Pablo Cuneta. She said she and her dad “were the workers in the family” and that “it was my Dad’s fault that my Mama was so spoiled. He spoiled her, didn't want her to work.”
On this note, Sharon opened up about her relationship with her mom. “I miss her now. When she was alive, I think it was no secret that I was closer to my Dad.”
Sharon shared that when she misses her Mom she says “I miss you. Can you give me a hug ‘cause I don't know what to do.”
The Megastar says she doesn’t like the term orphan but she feels like one. More than that, she expressed the anger she still feels with the way she lost her Mom. “I had my first Christmas without her last year. It was so unexpected. That's what I’m so angry about. She went to the hospital for a certain ailment and she died from, to this day, we don't know exactly what. I just lost her
Sharon continued, “When she was in the hospital, I didn't like visiting her cause Mommy and I, we didn't always get along, but the first thing I didn’t like was seeing her so helpless. She’s in a wheelchair, even if she’s always fixed, cause she was so vanedosa and I’m not.”
Sharon also disclosed that because of the way her mom raised her, this in a way, influenced the way she raised KC.
“When she died, whenever I would be in a situation or imagine what she would do sometimes, I would realize ‘ay hindi siya ito ang makakasagot nito, yung natutunan ko sa Tatay ko,’ pero maraming sitwasyon na hindi ako maka-identify kasi
the things I got from her. She was a good mother, as good as she could be. She was the best mother she could be to me, but when I became a mother to KC and the age gap is not so far, there were some things I changed about the way I was raised that I didn’t like.” Sharon said it’s natural to want to become “a better parent than your parents.”
WATCH: The Megastar opens up about her mom Elaine Cuneta and being an orphan