Dina Bonnevie and Vic Sotto got married in 1982 and were blessed with two lovely children, Danica and Oyo. Unfortunately, their relationship went south due to infidelity. They separated in 1986 and their marriage was officially annulled in 1992. At the age of 19, the veteran actress was forced by circumstance to raise her kids on her own. Because of Dina’s countless sacrifices and unbending strength of character, Danica Sotto-Pingris could not be prouder of her mother.
In an interview on the Kapamilya network’s morning talk show “Magandang Buhay,” Danica Sotto-Pingris said to her mother, “Kinaya mo mag-isa. At 19 years old, kinaya mo kaming i-raise kami ni Oyo.”
Despite how tight their bond is, Dina and and her daughter encountered problems as Danica was growing up. When she was young, Danica shared that she used to get into arguments with her mother because she felt that her mom was being overly strict.
“Pero ngayon it all makes sense na para pala sa akin ang lahat nang ginagawa niya and she never complained,” Danica stated.
Danica also shared about the time when her mom’s then-boyfriend wanted for them to get married and go abroad. However, Dina turned him down because she wanted to stay with her kids.
“Sabi niya, ‘I cannot leave my kids, my kids are my priorities.’ So, she had to sacrifice a lot for Oyo and I, kahit ‘yung personal happiness niya. Kaya happy ako ngayon na she’s with my stepdad na,” Danica shared.
Dina Bonnevie is now married to Deogracias Victor Savellano.
Meanwhile, Dina also expressed how proud she is of what her daughter Danica has grew to become. Danica Sotto-Pingris tied the knot with basketball player, Marc Pingris and they now have two children together, Jean Michael and Anielle Micaela.
Dina told her daughter:
“I’m very proud of you Danica, even dumaan ka sa times na rebel without a cause. Pero when you changed, talagang 180 degrees. Sobrang responsible mom, hands-on mom, a very loving wife, sobrang asikaso kay Marc. She can’t stand a week without me. So talagang I love her so much.”
Watch the full “Magandang Buhay” segment featuring mother-daughter tandem Danica Sotto-Pingris and Dina Bonnevie below.
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source: The Asian Parent