As one of the country’s most sought after talents, Toni Gonzaga admitted there was a complete change in her life after starting her own family. The 33-year-old actress said that even her acting has changed with the arrival of her baby Seve. “I think as a person now I have more depth. Parang everything has a new meaning to me. Parang before when I cry parang I’m crying because of the scene. Ngayon yung mga iyak ko parang ang lalim na ng pinaghuhugutan. Yung mga pinaghuhugutan ko lahat, yung life na talaga. Kasi I’ve experienced what it’s like to be a mom and what it’s like to live and live for someone. Alam mo yung hindi ka na nabubuhay para sa sarili mo, yung there’s finally a purpose. Yung nabuo yung purpose ko sa buhay. Kaya ang sarap ng feeling. Ngayon when I attack a role parang mas malalim na yung pinaghuhugutan,” she shared.
Toni also admitted that if ever there was something she misses about her life before becoming a mom, it would be the luxury of time. “Time (laughs). Yung time for ourselves. Yung ganun. Wala ng time. Actually eight months na akong hindi nakakanuod ng sine. Yung talagang pumupunta sa movie house mag-te-ten months na. Parang hindi na talaga nakakapanuod ng sine. Unlike before na may random kang maiisip and you can just go out. Ngayon hindi na kasi I have to think of Seve kung sinong kasama niya tapos pag dinala mo siya production number kasi yung stroller, gatas, yung pump, lahat dala. Para kang mag-te-taping so ibang-iba na talaga. It’s different in a good way,” she explained.
Aside from her husband Paul Soriano, Toni said they have been getting a lot of support from other family members in raising the baby. “They want to be there for him. My brothers are his ninong and si Alex is the ninang so when we’re out of the house they want to be there with Seve and so it’s so fine. Our home now is actually like an open door. Our family is always welcome there,” she said.
With the recent opening of her new joint business Happy Cup with her sister Alex, Toni said she is proud of her younger sibling’s accomplishments in and outside showbiz. “I’m very happy for her because she’s finally growing and maturing and she knows what she wants, she’s going for it. Hindi na siya yung parang bata. She’s mature. We try to give her as much as we can na advice and we try to impart wisdom on her but she’s her own self eh. May sarili siyang diskarte sa buhay niya. Para siyang sponge and then didiskarte siya ng sarili niya,” she added.