Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli. Composite Image
MANILA – The mother of Sarah Geronimo, who is fondly called Mommy Divine in showbiz circles, has finally broken her silence amid reports that she continues to meddle with the love life of her 26-year-old daughter.
In the Saturday episode of "Cinema News" hosted by Bianca Gonzalez, the show cited Mrs. Geronimo’s interview with Eksena magazine where she explained that she only wants the best for her daughter.
In the magazine interview, she also recalled the hardships hewr daughter had to go through to reach where she is today.
“Ganito kasi ang panuntunan namin sa buhay, na hinding-hindi namin gagawin na sabihin sa kanya na ‘Ito ang gusto ko para sa iyo.’ Hindi… ayaw namin ng ganun. Pinapayuhan namin siya. Sasabihin namin, ‘Anak, ganito… Ganyan siya. Pero kung anong gusto mo ay ikaw pa rin ang masusunod.’ Desisyon pa rin niya,” she said.
Cinema News added that Mrs. Geronimo even encourages her daughter to pray for guidance in choosing the right man for her.
“Lagi lang naming sinasabi na sana 'yung lalaking pipiliin niya ay 'yung masasandalan niya hamabuhay. Emotionally ay matuturuan siya kung saan talaga dadalhin ang emosyon, para sa ikabubuti ang emosyon. Hindi 'yung puro emosyon na lang. Pakonswelo na lang ang pisikal, ang appearance,’” she added.
The singer-actress is currently in a relationship with Matteo Guidicelli. She publicly admitted their relationship during the victory party of her latest movie “Maybe This Time” last June.
Meanwhile, although their relationship is being plagued by intrigues, the two Kapamilya stars seem unfazed as evidenced by their rare display of affection, which was exclusively caught by Cinema News.
Last week, Cinema News saw the two talking by the dressing room in between takes of an episode of “ASAP.” The two were seen laughing and even allowing other people to take a picture of the both of them. The singer was also caught fixing Guidicelli’s hair while they were talking.
Speaking to Cinema News, Guidicelli shared how they respond to constant rumors about their relationship.
“Sarah and I, our values are strong. Kahit maraming issues, babalik kami kung bakit mahal namin ang isa’t isa. We always have to remember 'yung basics, kung bakit nagmamahalan tayo, bakit mahal natin ang isa’t isa. We always go back to that,” he said.
Geronimo and Guidicelli have been a couple since late last year.