Playing the role of Adessa Mapendo in the Kapamilya network TV drama series “Ngayon at Kailanman,” a mother who is living a tragic life after her own child was taken from her, and then at the same time, she lost herself too.
Eventually, their family found Eva (played by Julia Barretto), who brought back her sanity again and was able to start a new life. But when the real mother of Eva entered the scene, she suffered once again in the fear of losing another child.
While many viewers consider her role in this series as a really heartbreaking one, Ina Raymundo or Rina Marie Padilla Raymundo-Portunak in real life is living a family life that is far away from this on-screen persona. She is happily married to her Ukrainian-Canadian husband, Brian Portunak, and they were blessed with five beautiful children.
After three years of being a couple, Ina and her businessman boyfriend tied the knot in 2003. The two have five stunning children, her eldest, Erika, 18, the couple’s only son, Jakob, 15, Mikaela, 11, Anika, 9, and her youngest Minka, 6, whom she fondly calls as her “little doll.”
In one of her Instagram posts, she included a photo with her four lovely daughters with the caption: “’A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.’ . . . I thank God every day for blessing me with my daughters.”
Her eldest daughter, Erika, just celebrated her 18th birthday last October, in a fun foam party that was attended by their family and close friends. On her Instagram account, the doting mom penned a touching message for her, along with a photo while she was still pregnant with Erika,
“Dad and I are still a bit in denial that you turn 18 today. We remember vividly the day you were born. The hospital in Vancouver forgot to give me an epidural so you were the most alert of all. That smirk, with your Angelina Jolie lips, you gave us the first time we held you in our arms…unforgettable.”
Meanwhile, for her unico hijo, the celebrity mom shared a sweet birthday greeting for Jakob, who turned 15, last April 20, “I love you, son. Dad and I will always be the wind beneath your wings so keep soaring high. We will always be here no matter what.”