We already know how a formidable and superb multi-faceted performer Lea Salonga is in every stage she steps on and how a great and well-loved coach she is in The Voice Kids Philippines Season 4 at present, alongside fellow celebrated local singers Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo Mañalac.
But what we don’t usually see is how a loving wife she is to her handsome husband of 14 years Robert Chien and how an awesome and doting mom she is to their unica hija Nicole, who has been her longtime favorite artist in real life.
Just like her, their 13-year-old daughter also developed an immense fervor for various forms of arts – from visual arts and writing up to the performing arts, wherein the 48-year-old acclaimed singer-actress has been known for.
Going through her Instagram account, we could see how she’s apparently enthralled with theater arts as she’s able to watch countless stage productions, mostly Broadway, and had her photo taken with some of the thespians. Apart from enriching her knowledge about and intensifying her passion for the industry, watching those shows and tagging her along in her world tours have been Lea’s way of spending time with her amidst of her busy schedule.
From being a mere audience, Nicole found herself as one of the ‘revolting children’ in the latest staging of “Matilda The Musical” in 2017, wherein she’s one of the young actresses behind the role of Alice Pumpernickle.
Well, this didn’t came as a surprise since apart from having a Broadway Diva as a mom, we’ve also seen her sing live on-stage with Lea during her concerts. In fact, they’re set to perform together anew at her upcoming two-night concert dubbed “Perfect 10” on August 30 and 31 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
However, aside from her penchant with theater arts, the proud mom delightedly imparted in her recent media interviews how her daughter is also so fond of illustrating and writing.
Coach Lea might be a busy working mom, but that doesn’t hinder her to perform her duties to her beloved family as what she revealed in her interview in Magandang Buhay in 2017.
“I pick her up from school. ‘Yong asawa ko kasi ‘yong taga-hatid. Ako naman, when I can, taga-sundo. So I know kung sino ‘yong mga kaklase niya, alam ko kung sino ang teacher niya. In this class kasi, there are only 10 or 11 of them [so] kilala ko lahat ng mukha, lahat ng pangalan, cellphone [numbers] of the parents, I have all that info. And everyone of us are so hands-on. Kahit all of us are working parents, we’re still very hands-on with regards to our children. We know what’s happening to our children,” she related.
Thus, there’s no wonder why Nicole grew up into a well-rounded kid and we’re certain that she’s going to make it big in this not-so ‘small world’ as well, just like her Mommy Lea!