We all know how busy it is to be a part of the showbiz industry. Not only for the people behind the cameras, but also for those who appear onscreen.
It’s not just the schedule that celebrities are worried about, they may also face the constant criticisms from the eyes who constantly watch them.
Here’s a list of celebrities who chose to risk their careers for their families.
Iwa Moto is a rising star, a model, and reality television personality. She became a part of various GMA shows starting via Startstuck, followed by a handful of series like Luna Mystica, Darna, and Marimar.
She decided to be a full-time mom when she gave birth to her daughter with Pampi Lacson, in 2013.
After Vanna gave birth to the eldest son in 2007, she considered going back in showbiz. But eventually decided to focus on her family while pursuing her Interior Design course.
Vanna was a former child star and became one of the most popular stars in the 90s.
Nikki Gil is widely known as an actress and singer. She has retired from showbiz after giving birth to her son with husband BJ Albert in 2017.
Aside from music, television, and movies, Nikki also appeared in several theatrical plays including Legally Blonde: The Musical, Sweet Charity, They’re Playing Our Song, and The Last Five Years.
Actress Rica Peralejo married a Christian pastor Joseph Bonifacio in 2010 and gave birth to her son Philip Nathaniel in 2014.
In an interview with Kris TV, she said “Nag-isip-isip lang ako na parang if I want a quality life, family life muna at least for the first few years. Dapat hindi muna ako mag-showbiz. Puwede naman pagsabayin kaya lang it has to be clear to me na that’s what I really want.”
Former box-office movie star, TV actress, and singer Donna Cruz left showbiz in 1999 after giving birth to her eldest. She did a few interviews in 2016 and appeared in GMA’s Full House Tonight last year
She is now a mother of three.
Mikee got married to Dodot Jaworski in 1999, which was when she also did her last lead role in Kasangga: Kahit Kailan.
She would still make guest appearances here and there, however, her main focus is now on being a mother.
Nanette was one of the most popular leading ladies in the 90s. One of her most popular roles was Darna back in 1991.
In 1999, she married business tycoon Christopher Po and left showbiz. She founded Generation Hope, Inc. and Friends of Hope, Inc.
Cristina’s last movie was Bagamundo in 19976. She chose to be a full-time mom to her two daughters (Sofia and Diana) with Alfred Romualdez, to whom she married in 1998.
She is the incumbent Mayor of Tacloban City, as she succeeded her husband.
Several Filipino celebrities switch religions and adopt a new set of beliefs for various reasons. While some made the life-changing decision because of the influence of their family members, partners, spouses or friends, others chose to convert following a momentous event in their life.
After becoming Gladys Reyes’s boyfriend back in the 1990s, Christopher Roxas decided to become a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
2. Yasmien Kurdi
A former member of the Iglesia ni Cristo, the Starstruck alumna now follows her Catholic husband Rey Soldevilla, Jr.’s religion. The actress’s mother Miriam was reportedly against their marriage because of their religious differences.
Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth. -Chanakya
It’s that season of the year where families get together to celebrate the success of one or two of their family members: GRADUATION!
Everybody knows that a diploma is a ticket to a better life, but what if you already have a good life? If you already have the lifestyle of the rich and famous, would you still want to get that ticket?
Our featured celebrities may already be living the good life, but that doesn’t stop them from reaching their goals and get that diploma. Some of our featured celebrities were lucky to graduate in high school, but others are even more impressive that they earned a college degree, some even passed their licensure examination. Some featured celebrities we have featured even graduated with honors. So we searched for some exclusive photos of celebrities during their graduation. Here they are:
High School Graduation, Angelicum College, 2007
Grade School, Assumption College (Georgina has a degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney)
Karylle Tatlonghari, Grade School, OB-Montessori (Karylle has a degree in Management from the Ateneo De Manila University)
High School Diploma, Manresa School Paranaque, 2008
High School Diploma, St. Paul Pasig, 2015
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