Regine Tolentino confirms split with husband Lander Perez; draws strength from daughters

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After 18 happy years, Regine Tolentino and her husband Lander Perez have called it quits. Find out how Regine is coping with the split, here.

After 18 years of marriage, Regine Tolentino and Lander Vera-Perez have called it quits.

The separation was confirmed by Regine as reported by Rose Garcia in an article on the Philippine Entertainment Portal ( Below are details from Garcia’s article.

The fitness buff and mother of two revealed that it’s been a year since the separation.

She shared that the first year was the most difficult as she tried to get over her failed marriage.

“Ngayon lang, nang mag-one year na (Just now, after a year),” she said when asked if she has moved on.

“You go through all those stages, and once you’ve accomplished that and get over with that phase, bagong buhay na (it’s a new life), new everything,” she added.

Growing and falling in love with one’s self

According to Regine, the separation has been good in some ways as she has learned to accept that everything happens for a reason.

“It’s different in a good way,” she said in the vernacular, adding, “…after 18 years, you need to grow.”

“I believe everything happens for a reason, kahit gaano pa kasakit (no matter how painful), unexpected ang lahat ng nangyari (everything that happened),” she mused.

“I’m in love with my work and my children, at ngayon (and now), parang (it’s like) I’m in love with myself…,” she said.

The breakup also made Regine realize that nothing lasts forever. Women, she said, can be fixated on an idea that “this is it”, but everything can change “in a blink of an eye.”

It was a hard lesson to learn, but Regine now knows that life is short, and change can be good.

“…I realized…there is a bigger world out there, and there’s so much you can do, and accomplish, and learn. Life is short, just go for it.”

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