Karen Reyes couldn’t stop herself from repeating the story when she did not immediately admit that she already has two children.
In her interview this Thursday on “Magandang Buhay” Karen explains what motivates her to introduce her children to the public.
“Actually noong nag-quarantine tayo, na-chika ko sa jowa ko na nalulungkot ako ganyan. Tapos sabi niya sa akin ‘bakit?’ Sabi ko ‘parang may kulang sa akin.’ Marami akong struggle sa mahabang panahon pero mas pinili ko lang talaga na balikan lang din talaga kung sino ako. Until one day parang nagising na lang ako na parang sobrang saya lang. Ang saya-saya ko lang,” Karen quipped.
However, she kept the pregnancy a secret, afraid that she might lose opportunities for more showbiz work because of her situation.
“I just didn’t know what I was going to do. I was afraid of judgments,” she said in tears, though stressed that she was crying tears of joy for finally being able to share about her kids.
The Kapamilya actress also explained why she kept it a secret. She said: “natakot ako kaya hindi ko nasabi agad. Natakot ako dahil hindi ko alam kung tatanggapin ba ako ng mga tao, kung may babalikan pa ako sa showbiz.”
In her vlog in May, Reyes first released that she has two children with the vocalist of the band Silent Sanctuary Raymund “Sarkie” Sarangay.
She said she gave birth to their firstborn Olivia on June 16, 2017, and baby Lucas on July 28, 2019.
Reyes said that she had a realization about her role as a mother during the enhanced community quarantine, adding that she is proud of her two children and should not afraid to identify herself as a mother anymore.
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