Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta. File Photo.
MANILA – Food Security chief Francis Pangilinan broke his silence after his wife, actress Sharon Cuneta, admitted that she is going through one of the lowest moments in her life and career.
Just recently, the veteran actress posted an open letter to her fans on Facebook, where she said she is undergoing a midlife crisis.
Speaking on ANC’s "Headstart" on Wednesday, Pangilinan expressed his support for Cuneta.
"Si Sharon, she said everything that she wanted to say. I would rather not say more. I will respect that," he said.
When asked how he deals with his wife's situation, Pangilinan simply said: "You just love her."
In her letter, Cuneta apologized to her fans for being complacent and "letting herself become fat," which she said negatively affected her career and her behavior toward her peers.
Aside from Pangilinan, KC Concepcion also assured her mother of her full support.
In a statement given to ABS-CBN News last week, Concepcion said the open letter is Cuneta's way of "letting her fans know that she is still here, and she still cares for them."
"Sa lahat ng ginagawa ng mom ko, she always remembers her fans and wants them to be happy. It's her way of saying she has not forgotten about them," she added.
Noting that losing weight takes time, Concepcion said her mother not only has her support, but also of their family, fans, and colleagues.
Among those who have openly encouraged Cuneta is actress Judy Ann Santos, her co-star in the 2002 drama film "Magkapatid" and also Concepcion's onscreen rival in the 2013 primetime series "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala."