Jennica Garcia has always dreamt of having a big family
Actress Jennica Garcia has turned emotional upon recalling her prayers months after her separation from her estranged husband Alwyn Uytingco.
During her interview with journalist Bernadette Sembrano’s vlog which was released on May 5, 2023, Jennica never really imagined that she was actually the one who would have the strength to leave their marriage.
“Bale umalis po yung husband ko tapos bumalik yung husband ko tapos triny pa po namin ng one year, ‘tapos nag-desisyon na po ako na hindi na po pala talaga kaya. Nagulat rin ako sa sarili ko gawa ng naghahabol rin kasi ako,” she says.
At the time, Jennica thought it wiser to go because she would be losing so much if she would force herself to stay.
“Never ko pong naisip yun pero ang pakiramdam ko po kapag tinuloy ko po mawawala po sa akin ang dalawang pangarap sa halip na isa lang. Pakiramdam ko po, hindi po ako magiging mabuting nanay kung pippiliin ko na, ‘Hindi sige,’” Jennica recalls.
Jennica Garcia’s biggest dream
As she candidly talked about her life, Jennica shared how she grew up with her “Ninay,” her mom Jean Garcia’s best friend because the latter had to leave abroad to provide for their family.
Since she grew up in a small family, the “Dirty Linen” star has always dreamt of having her own big and loud family someday.
“Gusto ko po talaga yung maingay na table kaya sabi ko sa sarili ko, magkakaroon rin ako ng ganito, magkakaroon rin ako ng family tapos mag-aanak ako ng madami,” she said, even adding that she initially wished to have five kids.
Unfortunately, the couple ended their seven-year marriage in 2021.
“Siyempre po, sa una, sobrang masakit po talaga. Siyempre, iisipin mo, nakuha mo yung pangarap mo pero pinatikim lang sa ‘yo, hindi mo naman nalunok,” she says.
Jennica never really dwelt on her grief because she has to dust herself up for her two daughters because “‘Pag may anak po kasi kayo, hindi kayo pwedeng depressed ng sobrang tagal.”
However, the “Fractured” star wasn’t able to hold back her tears when she recalled what her prayers were like during those tough moments.
“Parang kapag nagpe-pray po ako kay Lord na ‘Lord, sinubukan ko naman po ng isang taon, di ba po? Sana huwag niya po i-take against me gawa noong sinubukan ko naman po talaga,’” she said in between sobs.
Eventually, Jennica shared that her decision to leave brought back her peace of mind and her happiness.
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