Empress Schuck pregnant; says ex-VP Guingona’s grandson is father
Actress Empress Schuck is three-months pregnant.
The 22-year-old GMA Network star made the revelation on Saturday to fellow Kapuso Jennylyn Mercado over Startalk, the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) has reported.
Schuck chose to reveal her condition to close friend Mercado who went through a similar early pregnancy when she was 21 years old, PEP said.
In the interview, Schuck said she was three-months pregnant by boyfriend model Vino Guingona, grandson of former-Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr. and nephew of Senator TG Guindona III.
According to her, reality was slow to sink into her after she found out that she was on the family way.
“Tapos bigla akong nag-breakdown. Iyak ako talaga,” (Then I suddenly broke down. I cried hard) she was reported as saying.
The first person she talked to was Guingona and then her older sister, both of whom Schuck said supported her in her time of need.
Accompanied by Vino and her manager, Becky Aguila, the actress then told her parents, especially her mother—ready for their anger and violent reactions.
“Hinanda ko na yung sarili ko,” (I prepared myself) Schuck related. “May mga violent reactions talaga sa una.” (There are really violent reactions, at first.)
“Siyempre nagalit siya. Na-disappoint siya,” the actress said of her mother’s reaction. “Pero pagkatapos naman nun, naging okay na siya.”
She was thankful for her boyfriend who became protective of her. “Hindi niya ako iniwan.”
But while accepting her unplanned pregnancy, Schuck said marriage was another thing. “That’s another responsibility,” she was quoted as saying.
Marriage, she said, “[ay] isang bagay na pinaplano talaga. Kailangan pinag-uusapan at pinaghahandaan.” (is something one really prepares for. It needs to be talked about and prepared for.) CB
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