Regine Velasquez grateful for extended family’s support

  • Regine Velasquez’s extended family attended the launch of her cookbook
  • Aside from her husband Ogie Alcasid, Michelle Van Eimeren and husband Mark Morrow, and Ogie and Michelle’s daughters, also came
  • Regine said the set-up works for them and she’s happy that they’re always supporting her

Regine Velasquez is overwhelmed with the support she received from her extended family during the launch of her very own cookbook “Bongga Sa Kusina” on Sunday, July 17 at Eastwood Mall.

Leading the pack of her support system is her husband, Ogie Alcasid.

Ogie’s former wife,  Michelle Van Eimeren and her family; which includes the former couple’s teen daughters, Leila and Sarah and Michelle’s husband, Mark Morrow, also came to show their support for Regine.

The “Asia’s Songbird” told GMA News Online: “Ganyan talaga ang family ko (My family is like that). They’re always supporting whatever I do. For them, this is a big thing. And it is. It really is a big thing. I’m happy that they’re all here.”

Regine said in her previous interviews that though it may be hard for others to believe that she and Michelle are friends, that’s the truth because when Michelle and Ogie separated, they decided to raise their daughters as good parents and to respect each other as individuals.

Although there are still naysayers in their set-up, Regine emphasized that the opinion of others doesn’t matter because she knows that they can’t please everybody.

“I don’t really care. It works for us. This is how it is. I’m very thankful na naging ganito ‘yung relationship namin (that we have this kind of relationship). We love the children and we want them to have sort of a normal life. Gusto namin na bati-bati lahat (We want everybody to live in peace). Kung hindi nila type, they’re not a part of it naman. It’s my family, it’s not part of my job.

Ganoon talaga, you cannot please everybody (That’s how it is. You can’t please everybody). Laging may isang hindi mag-aagree sa opinion mo or sa choices that you make (There would always be someone who will disagree with your opinion or the choices that you make). But that’s okay. They are entitled to their own opinion,” she said.