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ANGEL Locsin

“I’m the breadwinner. My family needs me.”

This is actress Angel Locsin’s default reply to nonstop questions thrown her way about marriage plans.

She can’t entertain the first thought about tying the knot with football player Phil Younghusband, her boyfriend of one year, Angel has been quoted as saying.

At a recent media gathering for her June 26 movie “Four Sisters and a Wedding”—which also stars Bea Alonzo, Toni Gonzaga, Shaina Magdayao and Enchong Dee—Angel told reporters: “Settling down is a big decision that’s not easy to make. Every move I make depends on my family’s situation. Of course they want me to be happy, but my conscience would bother me unless I had given them everything I could.”

She used to dream about having her own family at age 22. Now, at 28, Angel joked, she was way past her deadline. But she’s not about to rush into marriage. “It will come,” she said. “And when it does, I want me and my family to be ready.”

The wait was not so bad, Angel quipped, “It gets more exciting with each passing day!”

She would like to have a traditional wedding (and she hopes it’s all right with Phil). She told the TV news program “Bandila”: “I’m a simple person. I just want my loved ones to be there.”

In “Four Sisters,” a family comedy-drama, Angel portrays Alex, a Manila-based indie film assistant director. She said the Star Cinema movie was a much-needed breather from heavy-drama projects. “It was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t know it was possible to go home happy and refreshed after a full day’s work.”

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  • andresa igbac

    you can still help your family even if you’re married. it’s all a matter of planning. planning that includes your family, even as you build your own.

    • meenymineymo

      do not forget to include the prenuptial contracts in planning no matter how much you love each other now.

    • JanofVA

      Helping is one thing..pero most of these actresses’ family are totally dependent on them…I don’t think that’s right…they should stand on their own two feet…maybe help them once in a while but being totally dependent is wrong…

  • kunsabagay

    heard from the grapevine that she and her young husband are secretly married :)

  • Noel

    If Phil could wait. There’s nothing wrong with a woman supporting her family. But she has to also consider her love and marriage. Angel could continue supporting her family after she gets married. Many do that. Phil understands the Phl culture and family ties. Angel should also be fair to Phil if she really loves the latter.

  • blue_lights

    Instead of constantly giving them fish, why don’t they learn to fish for themselves? I’m sure she can easily fund a business or two that her family can run, rather than maintaining them as her dependents.

    • JanofVA

      Agree ako diyan…many of these actresses and actors end up supporting their family and sacrificing their own happiness…I think it’s okay to help your family but not at the expense of your own happiness kasi naman in the end you may end up resenting them if you lose the one you love.

  • Iggy Ramirez

    Family family pa. Promote lang naman ito ng pelikula. Wala na kasing mahagilap na isyu tungkol ke Angel e.

    • JanofVA

      Ganun naman pala eh…e di sana hindi kana nag comment..kasi ibig sabihin effective kasi affected ka…ha..ha..ha..

  • JanofVA

    There’s nothing wrong with helping your family…but you must not sacrifice your own happiness…kasi in the end marami diyan they end up resenting their family members kasi sila happy, may pamilya niya, tapos sila wala….atsaka marami diyan pag successful na yung tingulungan nila, hindi marunong tumanaw ng utang na loob…dapat may balance…

  • gemini1971

    Why is this news? who gives the crap!

    • millie55

      this is news because its the entertainment page

  • millie55

    this news because its the entertainment page

  • Mux

    Angel, if you wait too long your Younghusband might become an Oldhusband. :)

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