August 10, 2022


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Pinky: A unfortunate-happy homecoming

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Pinky: A sad-happy homecoming

Get some, lose some.

It is at the moment a unfortunate and delighted homecoming for Pinky de Leon who arrived next week of December final yr and is going back to the States tomorrow (Feb. 2).

Sad for the reason that she missed her mom, LVN icon Liliia Dizon, who died in June previous year, only a month immediately after she missing her husband, Roy Tom Coyle, each to most cancers. Lilia was 90 and Roy was 79.

Content for the reason that she was greeted with the fantastic information that her son Tomas Aguirre and his spouse are the new dad and mom of twins, Pinky’s initially grandchildren.

“Dalawa ang nawala, dalawa ang dumating,” Pinky told Funfare. “God is superior. He took two and He gave us two.”

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Considering that she migrated to the States in 2006 (just after carrying out a GMA cleaning soap with Regine Velasquez), Pinky experienced been viewing her mother and her brother Christopher each 12 months.

“When I came home in 2019, my mother was now unwell. I knew that it would be the past time I was conversing to her. She was diagnosed with cancer, not just a single but 3 sorts. Matibay ang Mommy namin,” she extra, “Hudyo kasi, eh. She was Jewish.” (Lilia’s actual name was Claire Strauss, which is why Pinky takes advantage of Eleanor Strauss in her Messenger account as an alternative of Eleanor de Leon. Her dad was LVN actor Gil de Leon.)

“Roy was identified with leukemia. It was so unexpected, so unexpected. He was extremely robust, quite healthy. He ate only fish and veggies. He underwent chemotherapy and following six months, he experienced remission. He believed that he was healed and he did not want to undergo more chemo classes. Matindi ‘yon, a combination of chemo and blood transfusion.”

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My buddy immigration lawyer Jemela Nettles and I achieved Pinky and Roy in 2011 at a birthday occasion hosted by Djonna Garcia (keep in mind the Villar Data artist and contract star of Nepomuceno Productions introduced in Ang Larawan ni Melissa in the late ‘60s?).

“We achieved in church,” Pinky instructed us. “We were being two correct persons meeting at the appropriate time. I was absolutely free and so was he. He had been solitary for 18 many years. He did not know right until a lot later that I was an actress and a singer. I instructed him that I beloved to sing.”

A divorcee, Roy had three youngsters (one particular of them, a Korean, was adopted) and Pinky has 3 (two from her first husband and a daughter from a earlier relationship. Tomas is the youngest).

“It’s painful to drop your partner, ang sakit-sakit,” admitted Pinky. “We have been jointly for 14 years. We bought married in 2007, a year after I arrived in the US. He was the love of my life. Walang katumbas (over and above look at).”

During her present-day take a look at, Pinky has been touching base with outdated friends (Ali Sotto amid them) who would see her at Christopher and wife Sandy Andolong’s home for chika-chika, laughing and reminiscing in excess of foods.

“At first, I stayed with Tomas’ household and then I moved to Christopher’s spot for bonding.”

With Roy long gone, Pinky now life by itself in their house in Orange County, California.

“I like my life there. Tahimik. I stay in a incredibly excellent put, incredibly risk-free. I don’t operate any more. Simple lang ang buhay ko pero masaya. I have a fantastic assist method. I have mates who drop by just about just about every day.”

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Former Tacloban City Mayor and new Viva artist Cristina ‘Kring- Kring’ Gonzales-Romualdez: Extended overdue showbiz comeback

Cristina: Is she completed with politics?

Right after serving three phrases (9 several years) as councilor and then one particular expression (three decades) as mayor of Tacloban Metropolis, is Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez accomplished with politics?

“You know, in showbiz and in politics you never say I’m performed. Walang nagsasabing tapos na ako dyan. You don’t know what will happen in 2022.”

That was what Cristina (still Kring-Kring to buddies) told Funfare during a Zoom interview past Friday, a few times just after she signed an exclusive deal with the Viva Artists Agency (VAA) which is also the house firm of her singer-daughter Sofia.

Cristina’s comeback is really extended overdue, put on keep whilst she was serving her constituents. During her 12-yr stint in federal government (succeeded by her husband, Alfred Romualdez), Cristina set up a household for abused females and abandoned children, and livelihood tasks. She did far more.

“I am now primarily based in Manila and I want to continue to keep active.”

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It is Sofia who is working her mom’s beauty salon in Tacloban even though her young sister, Diana, retains Cristina company in their Greenhills property.

Pointed out for her sunshiny disposition, Cristina follows a easy rule: “Eat nutritious, consume correct and manage a positive mindset. I do not allow complications get me down. Or else, ma-i-stress ka lang. Anxiety is bad. Nakakatanda ‘yon. How do I deal with anxiety? I divert it by wondering of pleased situations and bordering myself with happy people.”

As a Viva artist, Cristina would like to do any undertaking, whether flicks, Tv exhibits or recording a song (with Sofia, why not?).

“Maybe I can do comedy. I never head enjoying mother to a splendor queen. Of training course, I can no for a longer time do the roles that I did when I was younger. Hindi na bagay sa edad ko, di ba?”

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