Kim Chiu speaks out about mother's death

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


ACTRESS Kim Chiu is still mourning the death of her mother, Louella Yap Chiu.

Mrs. Chiu died of brain aneurysm on June 23 in a private hospital in Cebu City. According to reports, Kim and her siblings were aware of her mother's health condition and were beside the Chiu matriarch during her last few days.

When Sun.Star and other entertainment press caught up with Kim at "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?" press launch, the Kapamilya star said she's doing okay and still coping from their lost.

She shared that when her mother died, she was still taping few scenes for the upcoming Star Cinema movie.

Kim said she's thankful to her co-actors, production crew and ABS-CBN management for helping her feel better during her family's darkest hours.

"Nagpapasalamat po ako kasi andoon po yung respeto nila sa akin kasi parang hindi muna namin pinagusapan. Trabaho talaga, mag take ka ng mga limang minuto tapos nun balik ka nanaman sa normal na Kim. Hindi ako mag dwell kasi madadamay yung pelikula," she said.

She added that it's hard to shoot a comedy movie while mourning the loss of her parent. Kim said she'd tried her best to be professional on the set of the flick.

"Hindi ko sasabihin na nadalian ako. Mahirap, mahirap siya kasi parang kailangan kong magpatawa, ngumiti. Ilang beses naming inulit ulit na mag take para kunan yung sobrang ligalig na eksena," she said.

During her mother's passing, online bashers criticized Kim on social media. The actress said it did affect her at some point but she understands that it's all part of her work.

"Itong show biz dito na ako nabubuhay, dito na ako lumaki. Hindi naman umabot sa gusto ko ng sumuko kasi at least nagkaroon naman ako ng break for two weeks and it's enough," she said.

Right now, Kim doesn't want to discuss anymore what she went through in the past couple of weeks and said she's slowly coping with her lost along with her family and close friends.

"More or less ayokong pag-usapan yung mga nangyari, pero parte ng buhay yan. Part yan ng mga pagsubok na haharapin mo in your daily life. Masaya ako na na-overcome ko siya and andiyan yung mga tao sa paligid ko na hindi bumibitaw sa akin and sa kanila ako kumakapit," she added.

One of the many show biz personalities who stood beside Kim during her mother's passing is her rumored boyfriend and perennial leading man, Xian Lim.

The Cebuana actress shared Xian showed his support not only to him, but also to the rest of her family.

"Nandiyan naman siya lagi and yung sincerity niya, nakikita ko naman. Pati sa nga kapatid ko lagi talaga siyang nage-effort. Yun talaga ang na-appreciate. Pinagkakatiwalaan ko naman si Xian," she said.

This then led to questions on whether they're already a couple or not.

Kim doesn't want to make a big fuss over their rumored romance and said labels are not important between her and Xian.

"Wag na nating gawing big deal kung kami na o hindi. Kasi kung sabihin man namin na kami na or hindi, wala din namang mangyayari o mawawala sa inyo. Hindi naman importante yung label as long as may shows naman kami, napapanood naman kami at napapasaya namin ang mga tao," she said.

The actress ended: "indi naman imporatante kung 'ay sila'. Wala naman mawawal sa amin, wala ding mawawala sa inyo. Hindi namin minamadali yung mga bagay bagay kasi ang dami ding kaganapan sa aming mga buhay."

"Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo" will grace the big screen starting July 31, 2013. (Sunnex)

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