The rift between the Megastar Sharon Cuneta and her aunt, Miss Helen Gamboa (currently starring as the villain in the successful teleserye Walang Hanggan on ABS-CBN) is still raw.
It was obvious that the Megastar is still feeling the pain of the hurtful comments made by her Tita Helen about the statement she has made in the past:
It’s been more than a month since she said, “Yes, politics does divide families, like when my uncle says something bad about Kiko, you don’t understand why…”
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is Sharon’s husband.
To which, Helen retorted: “Sumasama ang loob ko. I feel that it is not right na ang pamangkin ko ay masyadong matayog. I could feel that she’s so unreachable. Hindi ko na siya maabot…”
It is very personal for Sharon and as she spoke and answered the questions, her eyes welled-up with tears and said that she really misses the Sotto family. She is trying to mend things though. Little actions that could hopefully bridge the gap created by politics. She said to PEP:
Whenever Sharon has a comment on her Tita’s portrayal in Walang Hanggan, she would text Richard Gomez—who’s also part of the TV series—and ask him, “Ipabasa mo [kay Tita].”
She said, “Wala na yun sa akin. Sana tapos na. Sana sinabunutan na lang niya ako…
“E, hurt pa, e. Hurt siya.”
Her defense: “Nag-asawa lang ako ng politician…
“Yun lang naman, I think that’s understandable. Alangan namang iwanan ko si Kiko.
“Yun lang naman yun. Siyempre tatay ng mga anak ko yun…”
She remains positive that everything will fall in to place someday.