Cristine Reyes said she had a happy childhood until her biological mom took it all away.
She divulged the matter in an interview with Liza Florida for Eight Billion Project’s One Year Anniversary Special, as seen on YouTube.
According to the actress, she was 6 years old when she met her biological mom.
She described being with her as “painful” inasmuch as she always felt unwanted.
Cristine recalled how her mom would constantly tell her that she “should have died… You never should have been born. I tried so many times to abort you.”
“It was so painful. I grew up hearing that all the time,” she added.
It is as such she said that growing up she was always on “survival mode.”
She became resentful, jealous of others who have loving moms.
“Even in school, whenever I see my classmates with their mom in school…(and) I carried it in my career, in the showbiz industry.”
And because she can’t articulate her feelings, she often turned to “bad behavior.”
“Because I grew up like that. I thought it was normal to say bad things to other people.”
Now at 32, the single mom wants change.
“I wanna work on self-care. Yeah, I have this past. Yeah, I have a bad childhood. But you can always make a difference. You don’t have to carry it,” she said.
“It’s gonna be hard because I’m already old. They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. But I think if there’s a will, there’s a way,” she added.
Waxing poetic, she stressed: “I wanna cut the curse in spreading bitterness, darkness, hatefulness in the world.”