Just in time for this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, 23-year-old Kapamilya actress and former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Karen Reyes finally revealed that she’s a mother of two kids.
The former Asintado actress made the revelation in her latest vlog on her YouTube channel last Sunday, May 10.
In the 11-minute video she uploaded, Karen Reyes introduced her two kids, Olivia and Lucas for the very first time. The young actress excitingly shared: “Ako po ay ganap nang isang mommy.”
She described her children as the biggest blessing, and clarified that she didn’t really intend to keep it a secret; she just wanted to have more privacy for the sake of her kids.
“For today’s video meron lang po ako ipapakilala sa inyo na dalawa sa pinakaimpotanteng tao sa buhay ko at sila ‘yung nagpabago talaga ng buhay ko. And I’m so happy and I’m so proud na ipapakilala ko na sila ngayon.”
Based on her vlog, she gave birth to her eldest child, Olivia, on June 16, 2017. She got pregnant with her daughter while filming LizQuen’s My Ex and Whys. Karen gave birth again to her second baby, a boy named Lucas, on July 28, 2019.
Karen also admitted that she got scared at first to be criticized by the public for being a young mom that’s why she kept it a secret for so long, but this time she finally had the courage to proudly tell the world about her two adorable kids.
“Na-realize ko lang na bakit ko pa kailangang matakot eh nandito na ang lakas ko. Nandito na ‘yung mga nagpapalakas sa akin. Natatakot kasi ako noon dahil sa judgment. Ngayon napagdesisyunan ko, finally nagkaroon ako ng lakas ng loob na ipakilala sila. Ako siguro ‘yung tao na gusto kong ipagsigawan, ‘ung open book kasi ako,” she continued.
The young actress is reportedly in a relationship with Raymund “Sarkie” Sarangay, the lead vocalist of the band Silent Sanctuary.