LOOK: Jennylyn Mercado meets up with biological mom
Jennylyn Mercado is rarely seen with her biological mom, Jinkee Pineda, and now followers got to see them together side by side.
The Kapuso actress and “Starstruck” alumna was with Pineda for a short while as they went out to get some food, as seen on her Instagram Story Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Mercado also greeted her, “Safe flight Mom,” before she flew home overseas.
Mercado and Pineda have not always had a sweet relationship in the past. The two went back and forth at each other after Mercado had a tell-all interview with Yes! Magazine back in 2011, in which she disclosed her uneasy relationship with Pineda.
The latter then answered her allegations through an interview with the now defunct entertainment talk show “The Buzz,” saying that they communicate and she financially provided for her while her daughter was growing up.
Mercado was taken and raised by her aunt Lydia, whom she considered as her mother, after the actress was physically abused at the hands of her stepfather—Pineda’s husband—when she was 4 years old.
Meanwhile, Mercado’s biological dad, Noli, is currently based in South Korea. /ra
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