Is it just me or does it feels like the consciousness over a celebrity family is growing thanks to social media? In this ever-curious culture, we always want to know what the other is doing and having a family doesn’t change it. Indeed, because raising kids and sharing a life with your spouse can be tricky, we look to these families for a clue.
Cristine Reyes and Ali Khatibi with daughter Amarah, fit right in that niche of a celebrity family. An actress since 2003, Cristine is a mainstay in various primetime shows and movies. Ali, on the other hand is a mixed martial artist but is also getting the limelight in mainstream media. But they don’t really possess the aura of being conscious of the attention. As they were named the ambassadors of Simply Shoes, they maintained an approachable aura and were still calm even if Amarah, who’s not used to the flashing lights and the people, was already in tears. How do they do it? We find out in this #PreenPopQuiz.
AK: Cristine is the disciplinarian. I’m laid-back. She thinks of me as a playmate.
CR: I do the chores and everything.
AK: You really have to look at me when you say that? [Laughs]
CR: Yes, but not right now.
AK: Maybe when Amarah is three or four years old. She’s two years old and seven months now so that’s still soon.
AK: For me, I don’t let it get to my head. We just enjoy our time together. Some people think about how others raise their kid and that’s a heavy load. You won’t be able to enjoy and do things naturally.
CR: I haven’t really been mommy-shamed about a huge issue. Other people may masasabi but I let it slip. It’s not that important. They just see short videos or a picture but they don’t know anything.
AK: Being a celebrity or at least being known by a lot of people, you really can’t please everyone. Anything you do gets criticized so it’s useless to please them.
AK: Cristine watches those shows. I’ll let her answer this.
CR: I like the family of Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi. I also like Aga Muchlach and Charlene Gonzalez.
CR: I share this with Ali: We really have to clean our faces. I really use the creams of Cathy Valencia. Eventually I will be coming up with my own skincare line.
CR: It’s surprising. I wasn’t like this before getting pregnant. I don’t know why I became this thin naturally. I do jiu jitsu with Ali.
AK: I think I want Amarah to focus on school first. I want her to finish her education. Showbiz is there. We won’t stop her from doing what she wants to do.
CR: Family is important. You should never take it for granted.
CR: There was a time. But now the longing for family time is different and it feels [more significant.]
CR: South America
AK: I want to go to Brazil and Australia.
CR: Don’t overpack.
AK: Yes. Don’t overpack. We just brought one suitcase for our last trip to Japan.
Photo courtesy of Cristine Reyes’ Instagram account
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