Janella Salvador gave the best response to her critics who express disappointment over her decision to bear a child at such a young age.
The 23-year-old actress opened up about the issue in a vlog with Ogie Diaz wherein she admitted to receiving a lot of comments calling her “sayang” ever since she had revealed that she had given birth to her son Jude.
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Janella couldn’t help but be affected by these comments because she knows how wrong they are to assume that she can no longer allow herself to flourish in her showbiz career just for having a baby.
“Doon ako nati-trigger. Kasi, hindi naman ako sayang, eh. I’m still me. I’m still who I am. I’m still Janella Salvador. I can still sing. I can still act. I can still work. Bakit sayang, ‘di ba?” she said.
“Wala naman nabago sa’kin so walang sayang. ‘Pag naging nanay ka na, hindi ka sayang. I can still do everything that I want to do. Na-delay lang nang konti, pero kaya ko pa rin gawin and gagawin ko pa rin.”
She then stressed that being a mom doesn’t mean you should put your whole life on hold. After all, to Janella, the experience felt like a rebirth of her own.
“I’ve never felt more alive. Parang ngayon nagsisimula ‘yung buhay ko, ngayon na kasama ko na si Jude. Katabi ko na si Jude,” she shared.
Janella and her partner, Markus Paterson, welcomed their son on October 2020. Janella then had a showbiz comeback after 15 months.
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