Liza Soberano reunites with mom after 7 years

/ 12:08 PM June 21, 2015
Liza's mom

Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley, mother of actress Liza Soberano, talks to media in this screengrab from the Instagram page of talent manager Ogie Diaz. Soberano (right) and her on-screen partner, Enrique Gil (right, background) look on. INSTAGRAM GRAB

Actress Liza Soberano had an emotional reunion with her American mother, Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley, whom she had not seen for the past seven years.

The actress and her on-screen partner Enrique Gil was met by Liza’s mother at the San Francisco International Airport in California. The pair is there for the North America screening of their film, “Just the Way You Are.”


Ogie Diaz, Liza’s manager, shared a photo of the reunion of Liza and her mom at the airport.

“The moment. Nakaka-touch. Nakakaiyak. Pitong taong hindi nagkita. Kaya sa hotel room, umaatikabong kuwentuhan, tsikahan, emote-emote ang naganap sa mag-ina (The moment. It’s touching. Makes you want to cry. They didn’t see each other for seven years. That is why at the hotel room, they exchanged stories and became emotional)” Diaz said.


On June 19, Liza couldn’t hide the excitement of seeing her mother as shown in a tweet on her official Twitter account.

“On the plane!!!! Here we go Sanfo!!! Im coming home Mommy,” the 17-year-old actress said.

Liza was born in California and was raised by her maternal grandparents when her parents, Filipino father  John Castillo Soberano and Hanley, separated. She later moved to Manila at age 10 to live with her father. AJH

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