"I’m still who I am."
These were the words of Janella Salvador for people who called her "sayang" after she became a mom.
In an interview with Ogie Diaz for his YouTube vlog, Janella remarked, “Doon ako nati-trigger. Kasi, hindi naman ako sayang, eh. I’m still me. I’m still who I am. I’m still Janella Salvador. I can still sing. I can still act. I can still work. Bakit sayang, ‘di ba? Wala naman nabago sa’kin so walang sayang."
She added that she can still pursue the things that she aspires to do while being a mother.
"'Pag naging nanay ka na, hindi ka sayang. I can still do everything that I want to do. Na-delay lang nang konti, pero kaya ko pa rin gawin and gagawin ko pa rin," she stated.
Janella also further remarked, “I’ve never felt more alive. Parang ngayon nagsisimula 'yung buhay ko, ngayon na kasama ko na si Jude. Katabi ko na si Jude."
The actress added, "Some people still look down on it pero ang sa akin, as long as you are a good parent, as long as you are a good mom, you're financially able to raise your child, emotionally ready ka, walang problema."
Janella gave birth to her first child named Jude Trevor with partner Markus Paterson in October 2020.