Actress and celebrity mom Jennylyn Mercado was captured having lunch together with her biological mother, Jinkee Pineda, before she left the Philippines last Tuesday, January 15.
Actress and celebrity mother Jennylyn Mercado was all-smiles during her lunch out with her biological mother Jinkee Pineda, hours before the latter’s flight home last Tuesday, January 15.
“Safe flight, Mom,” wrote the StarStruck alumna on her Instagram Stories.
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It was the first time in a long while that Jennylyyn was seen together with Jinkee, as the two have never really had a peaceful relationship in the past. In 2011, the media feasted on their highly publicized dispute set off by the actress’ interview with Yes! Magazine, in which she accused her mother of lack of support, on top of failing to protect her from her reportedly abusive stepfather, Jinkee’s second husband. All her claims were backed by her adoptive mother, her late aunt Lydia, who has passed away from pneumonia.
The latter then hit back at Jennylyn by belying her statements and stating that she had, in fact, constantly communicated with and supported her daughter through a tell-all interview on The Buzz.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old star last met with her biological father, Noli Pineda, in April 2017 during a vacation with boyfriend Dennis Trillo in South Korea.