Actress Maxene Magalona has had enough of people repeatedly asking her why she doesn’t have a baby yet.
On Instagram, the 35-year-old Maxene finally addressed the number one question that she gets asked the most both on social media and in real life: “Ms. Maxene, bakit hindi pa po kayo mag-baby?”
“Random strangers would go up to me for a photo and ask me this question as a form of small talk. I get it. Humans are naturally curious about each other and especially when the person’s job entails them to become a public figure, we think we are entitled to know every little thing about what’s going on in their lives,” said Maxene.
“First of all, let me clarify that getting asked this question can be very triggering for some. It is awkward, invasive and can be a bit rude. Some women (and men) biologically can’t have children and some don’t even want to have them in the first place. So I encourage those of you who are used to asking this question to try to break the cycle and stop it, if you can. We should all be asking each other, ‘How are you?’ instead of these personal questions.”
The Viral Scandal star went on to stress that she is “100% okay” with her current life situation, saying that while she gone through a “lot of rough and painful times”, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I understand that this is my unique journey and I simply choose to surrender to God’s plan,” she added.
She then took the opportunity to encourage everyone, especially those like her who are childless, to look within themselves and be honest about their intentions.
“Ask yourselves if you truly want to have kids or if you’re just following what everyone else in society is doing. Are you just bored?” said Maxene.
“I highly recommend looking within yourself first, check to see if you’ve done enough inner work and healing for you to be able to have kids and get real with yourself about your intentions. If you want to have kids but refuse to heal your childhood wounds, believe me when I say that you will end up unconsciously passing these on to your children. If you don’t want to have kids but still do it anyway because of pressures of society, you will end up resenting yourself and your children as well.”
“So please research on ‘conscious coupling’ before you get into relationships and marriages and ‘conscious parenting’ before having children to save yourselves from unnecessary heartaches,” she added.
In the comments section of her post, friends and fans of Maxene quickly showed their support for the actress, including Angelica Panganiban, who had just given birth to her first baby at 35 years old.
“I love this. And I love you,” wrote Angelica.
Early this year, Maxene also addressed those who would not stop asking her about her personal life on social media, saying it is “not polite” as they don’t know her personally.
She also told netizens not to come to her page for gossip. “Come to my page for God. This is me protecting my energy and setting healthy boundaries for myself,” she said.