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Coney Reyes back on camera

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There’s nothing like a family drama, especially on the way it hits our dramatic core, and how the characters become so relatable because we see ourselves in them. 

These facts prompted seasoned screen actress Coney Reyes to star again in a television series after declining several offers in the past. Coney top bills Love of My Life, a heartwarming family drama that promises to play with our emotions as it tackles different relationships, bonds, and issues among family members. 

“It’s such a blessing to be part of something that Channel 7, GMA, is doing for its 70th anniversary. For those who have not yet been born during those days, I started my career in 1975 here,” Coney shared during the series’ media conference.

Coney Reyes topbills 'Love of My Life,' a family drama that premieres today on primetime.

“It’s really just a joy to be back here and in GMA to do this special teleserye with such a talented group of artists. It’s been a real joy working with each one of them, discovering them, along with the production staff and the crew. [Direk] Don Michael Perez I think is a brilliant director. We learn from each other. If they say they learn from me, I also learn from them so it’s a continuous learning process,” she added.

Joining Coney Reyes are Rhian RamosCarla Abellana, Mikael Daez, and Tom Rodriguez.

 Playing vital roles are Anna MarinVaness del MoralGeleen EugenioSamantha LopezMaey Bautista, Ethan HariotRaphael LandichoLevi IgnacioCarl Guevarra, Dino Pastrano, and Johnny Revilla.

The Gonzales family is not like any other, Isabella (Coney), the matriarch, is a rich widow with high standards who would stop at nothing to get what’s best for her family. Nikolai (Mikael), her youngest son, has grown into a rebellious man after causing a traumatic family accident which led to the death of his father. Stefano (Tom), the favorite son, is a family-oriented architect who fathers the child of Kelly (Rhian), his former lover who holds a vengeful heart due to what she has been through in the name of love.

When Stefano crosses paths with Adelle (Carla), a widow with a child who manages her own handicraft business, things begin to get better. Amidst Isabella’s objection towards their relationship, Stefano and Adelle strive to build a normal family. Their seemingly perfect life crumbles not only when Kelly barges into the picture along with the estranged Nikolai, but also when Stefano gets diagnosed with a terminal illness.

BROTHERS. Tom Rodriguez and Mikael Daez as the sons of Coney Reyes' character in 'Love of My Life.'

How can pain bring together such opposing characters for the sake of the love of their lives? How will Adelle, Kelly, Nikolai, and Isabella adapt to their unusual set-up, living inside one house for the sickly Stefano?

The series is a product of the visionary minds of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; creative head Suzette Doctolero; creative consultant Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan; headwriter Ronalean Sales; writers Ana Aleta NadelaDang Sulit-Marino and brainstormers Gilda Marcelino and Nehem Dalliego.

 Love of My Life, directed by Don Michael Perez, premieres today and airs weeknights, on GMA Telebabad.

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