Jennylyn defends father against bad rumors

Jennylyn Mercado now freely admits she’s just an adopted child.

This surfaced when her real dad, a singer-musician based in Korea (from whom she inherited her musical genes), came home and met with her.

“But it’s not true he’s asking for a share of my earnings,” she says. “Ang totoo nga, binibigyan ko siya ng pera, pero tinanggihan niya. Kawawa nga because someone even wrote kinukuha raw ang condo unit na tinitirhan ko ngayon, which is also not true. We left Las Pinas and got a condo in Quezon City para mas convenient for me when I have tapings at the GMA-7 studios.”

Her parents separated when she was a little girl. “Unang nag-abroad ang dad ko. Eight years old ako when my mom left me to her sister (Lydia Mercado, who’s her constant chaperone now and who she considers as her real mom). Sa birth certificate ko po, I have my dad’s real family name, Pineda. Mercado is the family name of my mom (Lydia.)”

Her dad has no family in Korea but her mom now has a new one in London and they have no communication at all. Despite all these, Jennylyn considers herself so blessed after winning in “Starstruck.” She’s now in “Joyride,” “SOP Gigsters,” and in the new soap, “Forever in My Heart.” She’s also doing her first movie, “Que Sera Sera,” as Kris Aquino’s daughter.

In all these projects, she’s paired with co-winner Mark Herras. Are they now really going steady? “Hindi po. Mabait si Mark, malambing, a real gentleman. I’m really thankful na siya ang ka-love team ko because he’s really very supportive sa akin. Nang magsimula siyang manligaw sa akin, nagpaalam pa po siya sa mommy ko. But I told him we’re both so busy now na dapat lang na trabaho muna ang priority namin bago lovelife. Sayang naman ang opportunities na binibigay sa amin ng GMA-7.”

In “Forever in My Heart,” she plays Joey Bernabe, the niece of Ariel Rivera who gets involved with Mark, who plays Cris Sagrado, the brother of Regine Velasquez.

Jennylyn defends father against bad rumors
People’s Journal
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Mario Bautista

16 thoughts on “Jennylyn defends father against bad rumors

  1. Kahit na adopted child lang siya, there is no way to hate her. In the first place we should admire her for being a strong lady…no doubt she won the contest. We would also like to commend GMA 7 for having Jennylyn as one of their peculiar artist. Though many intrigues had or will be interfering her career the management stood out to support this ultimate survivor.

  2. Sige Bestfriend Jen Labanan mo na Sarili Para may Marami kang iibigib at Martami nagmamahal sayo Walang Maiiwan Sayo Lovbefriend for you bestfriend jennilyn mercado.

  3. I Will Never Like you Bestfriend Jennilyn Dapat Labanan mo na si Mark Herras bilang Walang Kuwentang Boyfriend mo. Okey Ka Mag isa sa Buhay mo Bestfriend Jen.

  4. You are Pretty Beautiful Girl Jennilyn Kahit Mas Malakas Kaysa kay Mark Herras ng Walang Kuwentang Boyfriend mo. Okey na Mag isa sa Buhay mo Bestfriend Idol Jen.

  5. Di Kana Dapat Lalapit at Babalikan kay Mark Herras Ng Walang Kuwentang Boyfriend mo Mas Magaling ka Talaga Bestfriend jen You are My Bestfriend Idol Girl Pretty Beautiful Jennilyn

  6. You are Powerful Beautiful Girl Bestfriend Jennilyn Kahit Nag isa ka na lang Kahit Wala na sayo si Mark Herras kay Pauleen Luna na sya Talunin Mo na si Mark Herras Bilang Walangf Kuwentang Boyfriend mo. You are Powerful Girl Bestfriendidol Jennilyn Mercado

  7. Kahit ikaw ang Number 1 Sa Buhay mo Kaysa kay Mark Herras Mas Marami kang Pag asa at Powerful mo Kaysa kay Mark Herras You are Pretty Girl Number 1 Bestfriend Jennilyn Mercado

  8. Napaka Ganda mo Bestfriend Jennilyn You are Magaling sa Lahat Kaysa kay Mark Herras Dapat Jen Talunin Mo na sya You are number 1 Bestfriend Jennilyn Mercado ng Bayan!

  9. I Will Powerful For you Bestfriendidol Jen Because You are Magaling for Mark Herras Pareho Kayo ni Nadine Samonte Kayo ng Maganda Sa Lahat Bestfriend Jen

  10. Kahit Mas Maganda ka Jen Kaysa kay Pauleen. At Sa Pagsuporta sa Mommy Pakikilala mo na Sa akin Bestfriend Jen Para Magkakasundo Tayo Bestfriend Jennilyn You are Survive Beauty Jen.

  11. don’t care if she’s just an adopted child. she’s true, no pretencies. it’s ok as long as she stays humble and be herself.

  12. hello poh…>im one of the fan of jen…>khit n adopted lng xa dapat pa rin ntin xang suportahan ang dami nya ng prob.pnag dadaan pro she never give up
    yaan moh jan d2 lng me pra zau crush n crush qta lam moh b un na totomboy n nga ako dhil zau eh…>hehe

  13. zana poh still swit kpa rin khit knno..>more career! zana mgng kau ulit ni mark..>hehe guz2ng guz2 koh ung luvteam nio././luvu poh zana ma mit kta grabeee…. godbless poh

  14. ei jen im ur fan!!!!
    kip up the gudw0rk,,,
    laki ng pngbag0 mu nung nanal0
    k s startstruck….

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