Megastar Sharon Cuneta said she would not have been the wife of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilanan, if she met him during his high school years. This is after the Liberal Party (LP) president posted on Instagram his photo when he was a member of the volleyball team of La Sallle Green Hills High School, and the actress commented on it.
“Dahil nag champion ang DLSU womens volleyball teamnlast week, heto naman ang lumang litrato nung high school pa ako. LSGH NCAA Jrs Volleyball Champion team 1979 1980. 3rd year high school ako dito. Back row standing 2nd from the left. Animo La Salle!” Sen. Kiko Pangilinan wrote as a caption of the said black and white photo.
“Buti talaga di kita nakilala noon. Kundi imposibleng ako ang asawa mo ngayon! Hahaha! (It’s good that that I did not know you then. Otherwise, it’s impossible that I will be your wife today.)” Sharon Cuneta joked on her comment. She immediately made a follow up comment, “Anong oras uwi mo señor? (What time will you go home, señor?”
As you can see, Sen. Kiko was then skinny and very far from what he looks today. And yes, Sharon may be right. Looking back on her showbiz career, Sharon became a household name in 1978 via her hit song, “Mr. DJ,” composed by legendary singer-song writer Rey Valera. The single resulted in Sharon’s first gold medal award.
In 1980, Sharon released her first-ever George Canseco song titled “Tubig at Langis,” the official soundtrack of movie with the same title, starring Star for all Seasons Vilma Santos. The following year, she starred in her first feature film entitled, “Dear Heart,” where she was paired with Gabby Concepcion, who became her husband for 3 years.
Sharon started dating Kiko in 1994 and the couple got married on April 28, 1996. They have two daughters Frankie and Miel, and one adopted son Miguel. Later, Sen. Pangilinan legally adopted KC Concepcion, Sharon’s daughter with Gabby. And despite the controversies in showbiz and politics, Sharon and Kiko are still sweet with each other, and their 22 years of marriage is still going strong.