It’s sad and yet comforting at the same time when we find out that celebrities we adore and put on a pedestal, do go through the same issues that we (regular people) go through.
Sharon Cuneta got started in show business with the help of his uncle Tito Sotto. She is very close to her uncle’s wife (and her mom’s younger sister), Helen Gamboa. As a matter of fact, through the years, they’ve always shown respect for each other.
But as political issues heat up between Sen. Tito Sotto (Helen Gamboa’s husband) and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan (Sharon’s husband), as respective spouses, they have to stick with their own
Sen. Tito Sotto’s failure to vote for Sen. Kiko Pangilinan when her ran for Senate president drove the wedge between the aunt and niece. It has never been the same back then. Words were spoken and they simply stopped talking to each other. That was back in 2010.
Being accused of changing because of money and fame, Sharon responded:
“My weight may fluctuate, but I have not changed. What has changed has nothing to do with money. I have been doing well for so long in that department, long before this problem. I just… grew up.”
There are two things that I don’t discuss with my family. Religion and Politics. It’s the basic rule. I am a Democrat and all of them are Republicans. When my brother brings up issues about President Barack Obama, I want to jump up and say – “And what did Presiden George W. Bush do for you?”
But, I bite my tongue and I carry on. It’s not worth it to discuss politics.
It’s sad that Sharon Cuneta and Helen Gamboa have reportedly stopped speaking to each other for about two years now. It does happen to families.
In the end though, people change and people reconcile. Let’s hope that they can get past this and know that blood is indeed thicker than water.