Angelita Velasquez Aquino or better known as Angel Aquino was born on February 7, 1973, in the province of Dumaguete. She grew up living a simple life. She was a witness to how her father would lay a finger on her mother because of the problems that arise in their life. But even so, Angel knew her father loved them dearly. He often cooks for them during weekends.
As time went on, Angel saw how her mother climbed up and stood on her own two feet. She worked to prove to her father that she was not a poor woman. After that, Angel’s father realized to appreciate more his wife, causing him to stop hurting his wife. That experience was what opened Angel’s mind that even women should be respected, appreciated, and not hurt.
Angel attended elementary school at Barangka Elementary School in Marikina. The actress studied hard and became a scholar in the high school of St. Bridget School in Quezon City. Angel wants to study at UP and her favorite place is in Baguio. That is why she chose to study only at UP Baguio.
She was an activist at UP Baguio and a member of the League of Filipino Students. According to her, she joined the organization to express her sentiments for society. But she never became the speaker of their group because she was scared. Instead, she served as holder and writer of placards when they had rallied.
At age 19, Angel’s life as a student changed. The day before her birthday, she went to the mall. Because of Angel’s relatively stature and height of 5’6, director Jeffrey Jeturian immediately noticed her and offered her to be a beauty contestant and actress. As a result, the door to enter the showbiz industry began to open for Angel.
In an unexpected turn of events at the age of 19, Angel was impregnated by her boyfriend Ian Bernandez. Their eldest child, Iana Aquino Bernandez, was born in July 1993. She is currently an actress and producer by the name of Iana Bernandez. She has appeared in several films such as “I Want You with All My Hypothalamus”, “Metamorphosis”, and “Babae and Bar1l”.
In 1995, Angel and Ian were married. At the same time, their youngest child, Thea Aquino Bernandez, was born. She was born with Hydrocephalus. That is why she underwent surgery when she was a baby and the operation was successful and Thea is in good condition now.
But the happy family they dreamed of was shattered when Angel and Ian separated in 2004. Even though they were separated, Angel did not forbid Ian to see their children.
The actress then said in an interview, she wants her children to see her being weak and also struggling sometimes and not the super mother who didn’t show to their children the difficulty she is experiencing. She wants her children to know what she has and as much as possible, she doesn’t want to hide anything from them. Because of that, Angel became super close to her children. They became open to her.
After Angel’s separation from her husband, some men came into her life. The actress had a relationship with TV personality and businessman Lui Villaruz who is five years younger than her. Lui is also a director and producer. He owned the Subject Story Pictures, a multimedia production company. According to some reports, the reason for their separation was a third party but the actress denied it. Their relationship lasted four years.
Angel also had a relationship with a Filipino-Iranian engineer, Farzad Pakdamanian, who was also younger than him. The two met in Boracay in 2015. From an Instagram post, Angel said that Farzad was a stranger which turned out to be a very nice surprise to her. But no one knows if the two are still in a relationship until now.
One of those actors who were linked to Angel is Tony Labrusca. This is after the release of the trailer of “Glorious”. But the two have yet to make an official statement on whether they are in a relationship.
Angel is a well-known film and television actress. She is currently under ABS-CBN talents. Angel first appeared in “Mumbaki” in 1996. She was also known for her performance as a villain in shows such as “Encatadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas” in 2006, “Magkariba;” in 2010, and “Apoy sa Dagat” in 2013.
Angel first became popular when she became the TV host of “F!”, the ABS-CBN’s longest-running lifestyle show in 1999. She also received the award as Best Lifestyle Host from it.
Angel has done so many projects in television and film. She is well known for the film “Glorious” which became trending on social media. Right now she plays Diana Olegario in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”.
Angel has appeared many times in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and “Wansapanataym”. She has also won several awards as Best Supporting Actress in films and TV series.
She received P35,000 for her first TV commercial but it was never aired on television. She gave everything she earned from it to her mother.
According to idolnetworth.com, as a host, model, and actress, Angel has also saved a lot. Her net worth is about $3 million or Php150 million. As for the appearance of her house, Angel still does not show to the public her house. She has a Toyota Fortuner worth Php2.4 million. She also owns a Honda Civic worth Php1.5 million.
Angel is an inspiration to people who also grew up in a poor family. She proves that poverty is not a barrier for a person to achieve their dreams. In Angel’s life, we can learn how to stand back in life especially as a single parent.
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