MANILA – Sarah Lahbati took to Instagram to clarify reports about a rift between her family and the Gutierrezes.
This comes after the actress’ mom Esther allegedly cried foul over the treatment she’s had during the first birthday party and dedication of Sarah and Richard Gutierrez’s son, Zion.
In a Philippine Entertainment Portal report published on Tuesday, Sarah’s mom supposedly took to Instagram to air her dismay that she was made to look like a “patay gutom” during her grandson’s party.
“The Truth! Masakit ang ma ignore sa party. Hindi naman pwede pera pera na lang ang lagi nangingibabaw. Para lang makilala ka sa lipunan. Pag wala ka pera di ka kilala,” Sarah’s mom said.
“At the end of the day sinabihan pa 'ko ng, 'Esther, magbalot ka ng mga tirang pagkain dyan.' Pinarinig pa sa mga bisita, grabe! Naawa ako sa sarili ko. The whole party hindi ako pinansin tapos para ako patay gutom na aalukin ng tira pagkain,” she added.
The alleged post has since been deleted.
In what seems to be an attempt to address the issue, Sarah posted on Instagram a picture of her with Richard, Zion and her parents, noting that just like any other family, they also have misunderstandings which they plan to settle internally.
“We have gone through a lot in the past year and a half. Both the Lahbati's and the Gutierrez's had to go through lots of obstacles and sacrifices to be able to help Chard and I deal with our problems. Now that all the dust has settled, everyone is happy that we have a new family member, baby Zion,” she wrote in the caption.
“He is such a blessing to us. Zion has brought so much joy to our lives, everybody wants to spend time with him. Like any other family we have misunderstandings but we will settle this internally and we will move forward. I hope that we can all live in harmony. Accept, support and understand one another for the sake of baby Zion,” she added.
Richard posted the same picture with a similar caption in his own account.
According to an article by entertainment columnist Ricky Lo, after Zion was born in Switzerland in April last year, he was brought to the United States where Richard’s father and brother took care of him, along with Sarah’s mother.
It was only early this year when Sarah and Richard brought Zion to the Philippines.