Guess who just became a new grandfather and may soon become a father-in-law for the second time?
“WoWoWin” host Willie Revillame, that’s who!
This New Year, his daughter Meryll Soriano reportedly introduced Willie to his new apo. She was with the baby’s father, actor Joem Bascon.
Meryll has a son, Isaiah, with ex-husband, Bernard Palanca.
“Their marriage was annulled years ago,” said someone close to Meryll. “And Bernard also has a son with Jerika Ejercito, who is now married and has three other kids.”
Jerika is the daughter former Philippine President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and former actress Laarni Enriquez.
Meryll’s mom, Bec Bec Soriano, is the younger sister of actress Maricel Soriano.
Bec Bec and Willie became an item when they were much younger. They did not marry.
Willie has always recognized Meryll, even after marrying Liz Almoro, with whom he has a son. Willie and Liz have also separated.
Bec Bec now lives abroad with her foreigner husband.
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Meryll and Joem were former sweethearts, before reconciling in 2019.
Joem was even engaged to a popular vlogger, Crisha Uy. He is said to have called it quits with Crisha, when he did the series, “Starla,” with Meryll.
Rich hotelier is Angelica’s new beau
It’s not just her friends and followers who are excited about Angelica Panganiban’s new love. The actress has admitted she is very hopeful na “siya na nga.”
The guy, Gregg Homan, comes from a wealthy family. He is based in Subic, where his family owns a hotel. They also have a hotel in Australia.
“Angelica may not be super rich. But she is okay, as she has saved enough form her earnings,” said friends of the actress.
Angelica has been working since she was six and is one of the busiest actresses around. Currently, she is in the cast of the top series, “Walang Hanggang Paalam,” with Paolo Avelino, Arci Munoz, Zanjoe Marudo.
Barbie Imperial and Sunshine Cruz are closer than thou nowadays. And not only because they play mother and daughter in the series, “Bagong Buhay,” but because Barbie’s new boyfriend, Diego Loyzaga, is the son of Sunshine’s ex-husband, Cesar Montano.
Said a kibitzer, “Kahit kailan, open si Sunshine sa magandang relasyon nila ni Diego at sa mother ni Diego (actress Teresa Loyzaga).
“At close din si Diego sa tatlong half-sisters niya with Sunshine, who all look up to him as a true elder brother.”
Barbie grew up along the riles ng train in Daraga, Albay.
“Very poor ang family ko sa Bicol,” Barbie admitted when she joined showbiz. “My mom was not married to my father, na rich nga sa Bicol, but has a real family.
“Thanks to my having joined an episode in ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ (PBB) at kahit ‘di ako nanalo ng major place, kung baga, nakapasok naman ako sa showbiz.
“Well, ngayon, with Diego for my boyfriend, I cannot ask for more,” she added.
Former child actess Andrea Brillantes, is super happy for fulfilling “her most difficult dream.”
Said she: “Finally, napatapos ko na rin ‘yung bahay na ipinatatayo namin, na akala ko ‘di magaganap, nang mawalan nga ng franchise ang ABS-CBN.
“Bigla kasing natapos ang usapan tungkol sa gagawin kong next project sa network with The Gold Squad, after our series, ‘Kadenang Ginto.’”
The Gold Squad is composed of Andrea with Seth Fidelin, Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz.
In any case, guess who came to her rescue to have the house completed?
Her fans and her managers, Becky and Katrina Aguila.
Then came the good news that they will finally start work on the project with The Gold Squad.
“Talagang mabait ang Diyos,” said Andrea. “Sabi nga sa akin ng family ko, my mom especially, huwag naming tantanan ang pagdasal. Pakikinggan tayo ni God, no matter what.”
In her estimate, according to Andrea, they spent close to P20 million for the house.
“That includes, of course, the furnishing na,” Andrea added.