We all know a lot of celebrities who chose to give up their showbiz careers in order to focus on their private lives. Despite knowing that they can very well juggle their jobs and personal affairs, it was a conscious choice on their part to leave their stardom behind so they can spend more quality time with their family.
Here are eight beautiful actresses who left the limelight to enjoy the good family life:
1. Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez
Currently the mayor of Tacloban City, Cristina left showbiz at the height of her career in 1998. Her last movie was “Bagamundo” in 1996, two years before she tied the knot with politician Alfred Romualdez. They now have two kids.
2. Nanette Medved-Po
Most known for playing “Darna” in 1991, Nanette was a favorite leading lady in the 90s. In 1999, she married business tycoon Christopher Po in South Africa, after which she retired from showbiz to focus on her family life. She is now a mother of two, but she still makes special appearances on TV from time to time to promote her socio-civic projects
3. Mikee Cojuangco
The famous actress and equestrian married Dodot Jaworski in 1999. In the same year, she appeared in her last movie, “Kasangga: Kahit Kailan”, before finally leaving the industry behind. Now, aside from being a full-time wife and a mother to three handsome boys, Mikee is also a member of the International Olympic Board.
4. Donna Cruz
The beautiful actress and singer left showbiz in 1999 when she gave birth to her first daughter, Isabella Adriana. She married Dr. Yong Larrazabal in 1998, with whom she now has three children.
5. Rica Peralejo
Rica married Christian pastor Joseph Bonifacio in 2010. However, she did not give up her showbiz career right away. Her last appearance on television was in 2013 for an episode of ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” A year later, however, she gave birth to Philip Nathaniel, making her realize that she wanted to focus more on her family life.
6. Nikki Gil
After finally marrying the love of her life in November 2015, Nikki hinted that she might leave showbiz when she said she wanted to take a long vacation. Now a mother to the adorable Baby Finn, the singer-actress is currently enjoying her life as Mrs. BJ Albert and as a mom to their son.
7. Vanna Garcia
Vanna gave birth to her eldest son in 2007, but she thought of going back to her showbiz career after. Now a mother of three, she eventually decided to become a full-time mom and finish her Interior Design course.
8. Iwa Moto
Most known for her iconic roles as a villain in teleseryes, Iwa left the showbiz industry to focus on motherhood after giving birth to her daughter with Pampi Lacson in 2013.
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