At such a young age, Liza Soberano had already faced the harsh realities of life especially when it comes to her family. In an interview in Metro Magazine’s September 2015 issue, Liza shared how her parents went their separate ways while she was still very young.
“I think my dad moved back to the Philippines when I was like, [age] one and my mom was pregnant with my brother Justin. So I was just with my mom for a while.” When her mom was put in a position where she could not take care of them, she was out under her grandmother’s care. However, her grandmother developed a health condition so they needed someone to take good care of them. She was then left in the care of her dad’s (John) parents who were still living in California at that time.
“I don’t have the perfect life. I don’t have a complete family, I’ve never had the perfect Christmas nor the perfect birthday because my family is never complete. But even though I didn’t have the perfect life, I was always kind of used to it,” she remarked.
She stressed that all the while, she became very accepting about the situation her family. “Like, I never looked for anything more. I accepted the fact that it’s never going to be the way I want it to be. And I realized growing up that there’s no perfect family at all.”
She added that it all boils down into appreciating what you have at the end of the day. “I’ve seen other people’s families, I’ve lived in other people’s houses and I can say that there really is no such thing [as perfect family]. It’s a matter of how you accept it and how you take it in—how you appreciate why things are the way they are.”
Read the full story of Liza Soberano in Metro Magazine’s September 2015 issue available now in newsstands nationwide.