Maxene Magalona welcomed the new year with her parents-in-law amid speculations that she and her husband Rob Mananquil have gone their separate ways.
The “Love Me Tomorrow” actress shared snaps on Instagram yesterday, January 5, showing the intimate New Year’s Eve dinner she had with her in-laws.
She quoted in the caption, “Family isn’t always about blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.”
“I spent New Year’s eve having dinner with my in-laws Dad Roberto Mananquil and Mom Millet Martinez Mananquil. Every time I hang out with them, I learn and enjoy so much,” she affirmed.
She added, “I love hearing Dad’s funny jokes that make me laugh so much as well as Mom’s stories from the past that come with life lessons which I cherish and keep with me forever.”
Maxene continued to express her gratitude towards them, describing Rob’s parents as “the kindest and unconditionally loving souls” she has ever met.
“I just want to take this moment to show my love and gratitude for two of the kindest and most unconditionally loving souls that I’ve ever met in this lifetime. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if not for them. The love that they have for me and their children is just so pure and rare which is why I would like to honor and share it. God bless you both!” she wrote.
Earlier this week, eagle-eyed netizens noticed that Maxene has unfollowed Rob on Instagram as well as dropped his surname from her bio. She has not directly addressed the rumors, but firmly hinted at wanting the public to respect her privacy.
“It is not polite to ask people about their personal lives especially when you don’t know them personally. And even if you DO know them, you should give them space and wait for them to open up to you instead of prying and wanting to invade their privacy,” she wrote in a separate Instagram post.
Maxene and Rob wed twice in January 2018, first in a church ceremony then in a beach wedding.
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