It may come as a shock to many, but Cherie Gil has actually packed up, left the Philippines, and moved to New York.
The veteran actress made the revelation in a cover story for MEGA magazine where she sported a bald head as a symbol of rebirth.
She admitted that she grew tired of herself and felt angry and unhappy at the same time. So when she finally had the chance, she sold all her stuff and moved to New York to be with her kids.
“I just had to make sure that first and foremost, my mental, emotional, spiritual states were getting the priority. I was getting tired of myself. And I was just so angry and unhappy, so I sold everything and packed up,” she told MEGA magazine.
She also divulged that she felt scared to start a new chapter in her life contrary to what other people might think about her rather fearless decision.
“Yes. I am human. We all get scared sometimes, if not often. But I have found my own tools to deal with them. By not focusing on the fears but instead on trust and most of all gratitude,” she remarked.
Now 58, she said she’s coming to terms with who really she is after a nearly five-decade career.
“I’m completely finding myself and coming to terms with who I really am. It’s just great to have this opportunity and to be alive to start over. It’s like a rebirth of sorts,” she said.
In the same interview, Cherie opened up about undergoing therapy and counseling. And as she starts a new chapter in her life, she wants to let people know that her decision to cut her hair is “symbolic to my personal growth.”
“I won’t deny that I have gone to therapy and counseling. Years and years of doing that, I learned that it just boils down to doing the hard work on and with yourself by whatever means. What’s hair di ba? It grows back. It’s symbolic to my åpersonal growth. When a woman is in distress, she cuts her hair,” she said.