Mar 25
What Makes Their World Go Round? by Renee Rose Henson  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Tue, Mar 25, 2008

Look how time flies? Parang kelan lang at nagpakasal si Richard Gomez at Lucy Torres. Naging Talk of the Town at Wedding of the Year ang kasalan. Last February 15, 2008 ay ginanap ang first communion ng kanilang unica hija na si Julianna Torres Gomez sa Sanctuario de San Jose sa Greenhills, administered by Father Noel Magtaas. But this is a very different first communion dahil sa celebration na ito ay dalawa lamang sina Julianna na nag-communion. At syempre witnesses ang kanilang mga loving parents.

And since first communion ni Julianna guess kung ano ang regalo ng mag-asawa sa kanilang anak. It is not one of the most expensive gifts money can buy kugdi isang maliit na prayer book na bigay pa ng mommy ni Lucy Torres.

The affair was so solemn and private. Dalawa lamang ang nag-take ng communion dahil pareho silang nag-aaral sa isang international school na walang Catechism classes. Kaya ang ginawa nina Lucy at Richard ay pinag-aral nila si Julianna ng Catechism every Sunday.

As a father, Richard is very well satisfied dahil napakabait at thoughtful daw na anak ni Julianna. Pagdating daw nito galing sa school ay may dala itong pasalubong na mga cookies which she baked sa kanilang artwork class at may mga sweet notes pang kasama. What Richard really likes about her daughter ay ang pagiging very much similar daw ang mga ways ni Julianna sa kanyang mommy na si Lucy. At may sense of humor din daw ito. Sabi nga ni Richard: “She is shy in public but she is also a quite performer. She can make people laugh and feel comfortable”.

Richards ends the interview with a simple quote: “Being a parent is one of the wonderful experiences I had ever encountered. It is pure love…and joy. Lucy and Julianna make my world go round all year through!”

This Lady arrived home just a week ago. At walang malaking pagbabago sa kanya. Kung meron man, sa tingin ko it made her a better and mature person. Dahil sa US siya nanirahan and she was there for almost a year now. Kaya nga lang daw siya bumalik ay dahil kinukulit na siya ng kanyang manager dahil sa mga na-pending niyang trabaho dito and not because of the rumor na hiwalay na silang mag asawa. I’m talking about no other than Geneva Cruz… ang pinsan nila Sheryl, Sunshine at Donna.

According to Geneva, naiwan sina Heaven (anak nila ng kanyang ex-husband na si Paco Arespacochaga) at KC Montero sa US dahil may trabaho si KC at may schooling naman si Heaven.

Kwento nga niya, sa States daw ay naging full-pledged mother at wife siya. Dito siya natuto maglaba (with the help of washing machine of course!), magluto, mag-plantsa ng mga damit nila, at maglinis ng kanilang bahay. Naka based kasi sila right now sa Seattle, Washington DC. (where KC’s parents own an 11-acre property).

Masaya daw siya kung naging housemaker daw siya sa US. At least nagkaron siya ng peace of mind. Ang anak niyang si Heaven is now in grade 5 and will turn 12 on March 17. Straight A student daw si Heaven at has developed a very American twang. Pati daw ang lifestyle ng bata ay Americanized na rin. Heaven loves to play football and basketball. Maganda din ang pakitungo sa kanya ng kaniyang mga in-laws and this coming summer daw ay my plan sila ni KC na magpagawa ng kanilang sariling bahay malapit sa may lake. Nasa countryside kasi ang parents ni KC.

She wakes up at 7:15 in the morning para mag-prepare ng breakfast ni Heaven who goes to school at ni KC who works in real estate. Tinutulungan daw ni KC ang father nito sa kanilang real estate business. At habang wala ang mag-ama nagbabasa siya or sometimes nagyoyoga siya or she’ll go horseback-riding.

Bilib nga si Geneva sa kanyang mother in-law (she even gave her a petname Superwoman). Kasi sa laki daw ng bahay nito ay mas gusto pa nito ang maglinis mag- isa kesa kumuha pa ng house cleaner. Marami daw siyang natutuhan na gawaing bahay talaga.

One time nga daw ay nag-try siyang maglaba ng damit nina Heaven at KC. Since she doesn’t know how to wash clothes basta na lang niyang inilagay ang mga damit without segregating the shirt from the pants. And it was too late nang malaman niyang yung cellphone ni KC was inside a pocket of his pants. Ayun at nasira syempre ang mobile. Pero ngayon expert na raw siyang maglaba at si KC ang nagturo sa kanya kung papano ang right thing para maglaba. Ihiwalay ang de-color sa puti, ang mga shirt sa pants.

If she had spare time from her housekeeping tumatanggap siya ng offers for a concert sa East and West Coast. (Not bad at least she still have some earnings, dollars pa). She doesn’t want to go back here kasi nga she is still waiting for her pending application for a green card kaso nga her manager keeps on calling her to go back home sa dami ng pending na trabaho niya (not to include yung naka-pending din niyang album). Last album she made was way back in 2002 pa.

Asked about her relationship with Paco (his ex husband), sabi niya the are good friends. Pati nga raw yung wife ni Paco na si Tiny ay friend din niya. Naka-based sila sa L.A. and sometimes they stay there nina KC. Paco and Tiny (Quisumbing) got married in a civil rites sa bahay nila KC sa Seattle.

And we asked about the treatment of KC towards Heaven. Sabi ni Geneva, KC treats Heaven like his own son. And Heaven treats KC like his real father. Kasi naman Heaven was only 3 years old when I met KC. So he grew up knowing KC as his father and Heaven is so thankful he has two fathers. Kasi nga daw yung ibang bata they grew up without knowing their father and aside from that they only have one dad, Geneva laughs.

Anyway, Geneva is staying only for three months at most because she can’t stay away much longer from his boys. Miss na daw nya ang family niya. And they are the ones who keep my world go round.


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