Sharon Cuneta tells all: No third party, tired of being ‘used’
After vague posts on social media about a personal trip to the United States, Sharon finally broke her silence and poured it all out in a Facebook post today.
She first dispelled rumors about husband Sen. Kiko Pangilinan having an affair with Sen. Risa Hontiveros, calling the people behind it “evil.” “They have nothing better to do than ruin people’s lives,” she said, lambasting the edited photo of the two senators holding hands as “nakaiinsulto sa utak (mind-numbing).”
“So if I am indeed going through anything now, IT DOES NOT INVOLVE A THIRD PARTY,” the megastar stressed.
She revealed that deaths of people close to her, a sick aunt, and financial debts were behind her personal journey to the U.S.
“I owe so much money (on very good investments not stupid stuff) and I have NO ONE IN THE WORLD TO HELP ME,” she confessed. “I am probably the poorest, most cash-strapped billionaire you know!”
“Being somewhere else lets you see things from a whole different perspective. Can’t be effective as a mother, wife, sister, aunt, co-worker, friend if YOU yourself are lost and need to breathe,” she said. “Siguro naman may karapatan din ako malungkot at mapagod? (Certainly I have the right to be sad and tired?)”
She said she needed to rest after feeling that several people had been taking so much from her: “I am tired of being all things to all people, and I realize no one has really done or been the same for me.”
The 51-year-old actress mentioned she had been slaving at work even if she “should be retired and living off the fruits of my labor now.” However, she admitted she still loves what she does, and draws strength from family, friends and fans.
She also said she feels that she has changed, in the sense that she no longer wanted to “act in real life.” “I am no longer taking any b______t from anyone,” she said.
Cuneta declared she is tired of putting up a front: “It is scary to realise that you have gotten so used to acting like your life is perfect the minute you have an audience, and knowing that you’d rather be on the floor crying.”
She then told fans not to worry about her, and that she would be home soon.
Netizens showed their support for the mother of four, and the box-office actress even replied to one inspiring message:
“Very well-written,” the message said. “Our wish is for your heart to heal and your self to continue holding the happiness you’ve been keeping within.”
Sharon expressed how touched she was: “It means so much. Thank you. I will treasure it like all the other messages here people have the time to write me (wish I had all the time to reply to them all too!).”
Since the post Sunday morning, she also shared inspirational quotes on Facebook. JB
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