• Jodi Sta. Maria and Iwa Moto Are Friendship Goals!

    PLus, Lea Salonga shares how she's parenting a tween, watch Judy Ann sneak in a workout with daughter Luna, and more.
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Jodi Sta. Maria and Iwa Moto take friendship up a notch

    We knew Jodi and Iwa already settled their differences for the sake of their kids whose father is Pampi Lacson. Both families have had joint celebrations for birthdays and holidays. Now, the two moms have taken their friendship up a notch.

    “My gym buddy for today! Here's to a year of better habits, positive thinking, and clean eating. So proud of you @iam_iwa. Til our next gym sesh!” the Kapamilya actress wrote as a caption for their photo that she posted on Instagram.

    “Wala gumagapang na ako paakyat ng hagdan!! Iba ka, Amor (Amor Powers is the name of Jodi’s famous role in the teleserye Pangako Sa ’Yo remake)! Hahaha. Pero had so much fun. Bonding ulit agad agad. Hahaha,” Iwa commented on the photo, which she also posted on her Instagram. 

    The recent outing brought on praises for the two. "So amazed with their relationships! No bitterness! Ang galing! Such an inspiration,” one user wrote. Another comment read, “Happy for you both. Sana lahat ganyan na lang may katahimikan sa puso bawat isa. God bless sa inyong dalawa.” One user even said Jodi and Iwa’s relationship are goals. “I adore you two for being such a good friend to each other and great mom,” the user added. (pep.ph)

    Lea Salonga’s secret to parenting a tween
    In an exclusive interview with Pep.ph, the Tony Award winner shared a glimpse of her mommy side. Lea admitted that because her work requires her to travel so much, “there are things that I sometimes feel like I’m going to miss,” she said.

    However, Lea believes that her daughter Nicole isn’t bothered by it. “Given how close she also is to me and joined to the hip a lot of time, I think that my husband (Rob Chien) and I are doing okay,” Lea said. 

    The international singer tries not to overreact when Nicole tells her what she likes or who are her crushes. Lea and Rob hope they’re raising a kind-hearted, strong-willed child, one who “ will defend her friends if they are being picked on, that will stand up for what she believes in, and who will ask questions and just be her own self.” Her secret: “Just keep doing what you’re doing (looking Nicole), and all I do is just listen. As far as you’re not committing murder, I think you’re good.” (pep.ph)

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    WATCH: Judy Ann Santos sneaks in a workout with Luna!

    “Workout while waiting for kuya and ate,” the actress wrote as a caption for an Instagram video she posted. Judy Ann also used the hashtag #paraparaan101. The video showed her lifting her daughter Luna, acting as her barbell to tone her legs and arms. Apart from the weight loss, Judy Ann’s fans noticed how she had increased her strength, even if she may have been out of breath after the “workout.” We think it’s a perfect because you hit two birds with one stone: a quick workout and bonding time with her child. 

    LOOK: Prince George is all smiles for his 4th birthday portrait!

    The adorable British royal turns 4 years old today, July 23! Following tradition, Kensington Palace has released a new portrait of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s firstborn. The close-up photo shows Prince George wearing a white and blue vertical striped button-down shirt and sporting a huge smile. “I’m thrilled and honored that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to release this portrait to celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday. He is such a happy little boy and certainly injects some fun into a photo shoot!" photographer Chris Jackson said in a statement. The little royal will start pre-kindergarten this fall. (people.com)

    LOOK: New Mattel WWE Superstars dolls

    The manufacturer of Barbie doll has just introduced a new line of toys featuring WWE women superstars. The new toys aim to celebrate athleticism and their fashion style. The new fashion line includes Totals Divas stars: twins Brie and Nikki Bella (John Cena’s fiance), Natalya, Naomi, Eva Marie, Alicia Fox, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair (WWF Hall of Famer IRck Flair’s daughter), Becky Lynch, and Bayley. Nikki, Brie,  Charlotte, and Bayley dolls will be available in two versions, in ring gear and their daily fashion. And yes, these dolls are equipped to play out their characters' signature show-stopping wrestling moves. (eonline.com)
     

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