Bettina Carlos on being a celebrity single mom

And the way she’s adjusting to her new-found married existence

ONE STRONG MAMA For a decade, superstar mother Bettina Carlos raised her daughter Gummy as a unmarried mother

If there’s a drawback from being a celeb, it’s the truth that your own existence is an open e book. And superstar mother Bettina Carlos can attest how difficult it’s been, and nonetheless is.  

All through the lately held #EdenSpeaks match, Bettina seems to be backs to her studies greater than a decade in the past, when she came upon that she used to be pregnant along with her daughter Gummy. 

Down the reminiscence lane
“I think the worry of rejection, which I feel everybody has whether or not you won the inside track of an unplanned being pregnant or no matter context you’re in,” she says. “There’s all the time that worry of opening up and revealing that a part of you and the questions of ‘tatanggapin pa ba ko? (Will they settle for me)’ ‘Am I nonetheless sought after after this?’ ‘Will they nonetheless love me and wish me the similar?’” 

However all the ones fears had been long gone when she felt the affection and acceptance of her mom. And although it used to be difficult to boost a child as a unmarried mother, she did it smartly with the assistance of the individuals who deeply care about her. 

“There have been instances when Gummy used to be rising up, that I felt it used to be all simply me. I’m to paintings and I’m to look at after her, which is the existence mindset of a regular unmarried mother. The burden lightened when I discovered my supply of private salvation and began to have a neighborhood of different oldsters. In fact I nonetheless had my mother and grandmother who would take care of Gummy after I needed to paintings,” Bettina stocks. “However inevitably there have been a number of overwhelming scenarios that may make me ask myself—’how am I going to do most of these issues on my own?’ There’s best 24 hours in an afternoon and but a gazillion issues to do! Lifestyles didn’t include a handbook for parenting, particularly, for solo oldsters. And 11 years in the past there have been no movies on YouTube or a lot sources to be had on-line to assist navigate thru this. That will have made the street an more straightforward one to commute.”

From a unmarried mother to a doting spouse

After a decade, Bettina has in spite of everything “graduated” from being a unmarried mother and located the person who she now calls her husband—Mikki Eduardo. The couple tied the knot remaining Dec. 2, 2020, in a personal marriage ceremony held at Tagaytay Highlands. 

And a “COVID bride” Bettina says that her marriage in the course of pandemic concept her numerous issues. “Such a lot of issues have came about within the remaining yr. We met, were given married, and moved multi function yr,” she tells Manila Bulletin Way of life. “And it’s no longer simply converting standing, it’s converting zip codes, even. And I suppose what I’ve realized from all that is, on the on the finish of the day, you will have a decision. You’ll select to panic with sure issues taking place and all, however that is the existence that we have got. And I will select to revel in it, embody it.” 

Bettina, in conjunction with her husband Mikki and daughter Gummy, lately moved to Los angeles Union. “It’s all new to me, ? Being a unmarried mother for goodbye, you’re so used to being in keep an eye on,” she says. “However God blessed me with such an adventurous husband. I do know I’m to publish as a spouse. So I take it as a pleasure to mention ‘Let’s move! Because you’re the top of this circle of relatives.’”

In spite of everything, she says that she sees all factor that experience came about in her existence as blessings. “For as long as a unmarried mother, I used to be the chief,” she says. “So now, what a blessing to simply observe. So, I observe you no matter you need, anyplace you need to head. It’s in reality how you select to take it and I thank God that he lets in me to peer the whole thing as a blessing the demanding situations integrated, the adjustment, the discomfort, even. It’s all enriching.”