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DNA not required: Eight celebrity moms who believe family is more than blood

They may not be related biologically, but these celebrities openly embraced other’s children as if they were their own.



5/13/2018 11:58 AM
DNA not required: Eight celebrity moms who believe family is more than blood


Priscilla Mereilles


When Priscilla Mereilles married John Estrada, he was already a father to four children from his previous marriage to Janice De Belen. “Their kids are well-educated and kind. We sometimes go out of town and have dinner,” Priscilla said of John’s children Ina, Moira, Yuan and Kyla. 



Because we can always find a way to fit! ;) #memories2015 #blessed

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Heart Evangelista


It was because of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago that Heart Evangelista met Senator Chiz Escudero. Although Chiz is a bit older than Heart and is previously married with two kids, this didn’t stop the romance from blossoming between them. Their relationship became controversial because of Heart’s parents but on Chiz’ side, his kids understand their situation and has welcomed Heart into the family. 


Heart however has recently announced that there will be a new addition to their family and that after trying for three years, she and Chiz will be having a baby of their own.


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Charlene Gonzales


The former beauty queen has always been open about her relationship with Luigi Muhlach, Aga’s son from his previous relationship with Janice De Belen. Charlene is very close to Luigi and his wife Patty and during her 37th birthday on The Buzz, Luigi gave this message to her, “Happy birthday. Thank you for always being here for me, for Patty, for Leandro. I just wish you the best.”




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Assunta de Rossi


When Assunta De Rossi married Negros Occidental Congressman Jules Ledesma in 2002, she instantly became a mother to his two children. Jules was a widower and his kids have grown up with Assunta by their side. 




Shoddy selfie cheers

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Mariel Rodriguez


Mariel Rodriguez knew all too well she’d be a mother to Robin Padilla’s four children from his previous marriage to Liezel Sycangco. Mariel has become good friends with Queenie, Kylie, Zhen-Zhen and Ali. 


Just this year, Mariel was even the ‘bridge’ to reunite Kylie and her husband-to-be Aljur Abrenica with the Padilla family. 





Korina  Sanchez-Roxas


When broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez married Mar Roxas in 2009, he already had a teenage son, Paolo. 




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Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas and Jiro Manio worked together in the film Tanging Ina and since then the comedienne had treated Jiro like her own son. Years back when Jiro was found loitering at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Ai-Ai was one of the first people who came to the rescue and helped him. She also put him in a drug rehabilitation center and up until now that has Jiro decided to return to his family, the actress has been always there for him.

“Ang aking anak sa pelikula at sa totoong buhay,” she wrote in her Instagram post.




Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez has a smooth relationship with Ogie Alcasid’s daughters with his former wife Michelle van Eimeren, Leila and Sarah. When Leila decided to move back to the Philippines and pursue a career in showbiz, Regine has been very supportive and helps her whenever she’s free. The Asia’s Songbird even defended Leila from bashers when she was just starting in showbiz.