Jinkee Pacquiao took on the “Pinaka” challenge in a recent sit-down interview with doctor-to-the-stars Vicki Belo.
One of the questions Vicki asked Jinkee was about the news or rumor she hated the most.
According to Jinkee, people accused her of milking money from the boxing champ back when the two of them were just starting out as a couple.
“Before, nu’ng bago palang kami ni Manny, parang pineperahan dahil nagka-pera na ganu’n. Parang pera lang ang habol dahil nag-champion sa boxing. Nu’ng naging mag-asawa nga kami ni Manny, natalo siya nu’ng after kami kinasal,” she said.
Jinkee debunked the accusations, saying she stood by her husband through thick and thin, which means none of them were true.
“Nag-asawa na kasi natalo na ganyan, ganyan. Tapos nu’ng may income na, lagi na nananalo after kami kinasal, ‘di ba? Parang ‘yan na naman, pera lang ang habol,” she stated.
Jinkee said she even had to reach out to other people to find pocket money whenever her husband would go on a training.
“Nako, madami kaming experience na mangungutang lang para lang makapag-ensayo siya sa Davao o Manila. Kailangan may pocket money,” she said.
“Alam ‘yan ng mga ninang namin kasi ginigising namin sila ng maaga. ‘Ninang, help me, help us’,” she added.
She said she never once thought about whether Manny could provide for her or not.
“Never kong iniiisip sa kanya na ‘Mabubuhay kaya ako nito?’ Parang hindi ako nag-isip ng ganu’n,” she said.
While Jinkee found herself working at one point in their marriage, she said she eventually had to stop to take care of her children.
“Nag-work ako nu’ng before pa kami mag-asawa pero siyempre nanganak ako agad, ‘di ba? Meron akong isang taon akong nanganak. Kay Jimuel at kay Michael,” she said.
Jinkee went on to share that she never thought that she'd get to have the kind of life she has right now back then.
“Hindi. ‘Di ba hindi mo naman [hawak] ang future? Kumabaga, God holds the future. Hindi mo naman alam kung ano ang future mo dito. Basta nagmahal ka lang, magkasama kayo, may mga ups and downs. Pero hindi mo alam kung ano ang mangyayari in the future."
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Jinkee Pacquiao married Manny in 1999. The two of them have five children together -- Michael, Jimuel, Mary, Israel, and Queenie.