Who would believe Kristine Hermosa will turn away from it all?
She was one of the most visible and celebrated stars on the Kapamilya stable, being one of the network’s top leading ladies throughout the 2000s.
Definitely, she would cast that spell, with a mesmerizingly beautiful face that would captivate anyone. Also her acting craft was aplomb, touching televiewers to the furthest intensity of emotions.
Indeed, she was a star who had it all. Leading the cast of one top rating teleserye after another, and also starred in blockbuster movies that drew immense acclaim. Who could forget her breakthrough role as Agnes in Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako and the riveting remake of the character Luisa in Gulong ng Palad.
But of course, Kristine is best remembered as the original YnaMacaspac in the timeless classic PangakoSaYo, which not only became the standard grade in teleseryes but also one of the most successful ever made.
But all of these had to take the backseat. And, as she tied the knot with Oyo Sotto in 2011, it became very clear in her mind and in her heart: she will focus on family.
Since then, Kristine had virtually “retired” from show business, bowing out of the scene and became the Mrs. Sotto she really wanted. She gave birth to Ondrea Bliss that same year she and Oyo tied the knot. Three years later, she gave birth to their youngest, Kaleb. The couple also has an adopted son, Kiel.
And with that, it was a no-brainer for Kristine to turn down showbiz comebacks left and right, including the recent remake of her career-defining teleserye that featured Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.Why?
For Kristine, being a mother is one fulfilling joy she would never replace anything with. It’s “God’s gift,” according to her.
In an interview with StarStudio Magazine, she shared the joys of being a mother.“Siyempre iba kapag mom ka kasi you have to know yung tamang medicines, tamang vitamins,"Kristine said.
"Kailangan mo silang dalhin sa pedia every month. Yung mga kapatid ko naman, nandoon naman yung nanay ko (mommy Alma),” she added.
In the end, she revealed the main reason why all the pomp and glory of being a successful actress and celebrity; why the glam and fame meant nothing to her as she received the “gift” of motherhood?“Talagang all-out ako (being a mom),” Kristine said.