For older millennials, Regine Tolentino was the petite TV personality who became the first Filipino to set foot on MTV Asia studio as a VJ in 1997. She was also the sweet yet sultry dancing princess at that time.
Now 42 years old, Regine, who juggles her time being a TV host, actress, a dancer, a fashion designer, and an entrepreneur all at the same time opens up about feeling still active and full of energy despite wearing numerous hats. She also talks about motherhood and bearing and nursing a child again, this time in her 40s and while in strict quarantine.
In March, Regine—who has two daughters Reigne, 21 and Reigen, 19, with former husband Lander Vera Perez—welcomed Rosie Rignee with partner Dondi Narciso.
“It’s been almost two decades since I last had a baby and I had to give birth to this one amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So, this is really challenging for me both physically and mentally,” the TV personality said during a virtual event where she was launched as the face of Radiance C Vitamin C Plus.
Despite the challenge, Regine still considers her difficult pregnancy a blessing.
“At a time of uncertainty and anxiety, everyone is looking for a spark of hope, a miracle that will raise our spirits and make everything better. This blessing can come in any shape or form,” she wrote on Instagram after delivering her child via C-section.
Regine shared that her family and kids know how busy her schedule was. But since the lockdown, it was a great bonding experience for her and her daughters who turned out to be more relaxed than she was.
“My daughters have given me more happiness and more hope to go through this chapter of our lives. They make me think and stay positive,” Regine stated.
Meanwhile, Regine believes that her being Radiance C endorser helps her perform all her personal duties at home well while being on top of her game professionally.
“Now that we are all experiencing this pandemic, all the more we need to stay healthier especially our immune system. Best to have a vitamin C that provides us with total health care,” she concluded.
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