‘Sana nag anak pa ako ng mas marami’: Ina Raymundo gets candid about her real-life role that beats stardom

Former 'Crush ng Bayan' Ina Raymundo sees herself at her best as a mother, not as an actress.

Actress Ina Raymundo was a definite head-turner during her heyday as a model and actress back in the 90s and early 2000s. But for Ina, her best state in life isn’t when she was a certified star and “Crush ng Bayan.”

In an interview with broadcaster Karen Davila on her vlog, Ina shared that she found true fulfillment after having five beautiful children with her husband Brian Poturnak. She even thought of having more kids beyond Erika, Jacob, Mikaela, Anika, and Minka.

“Pag we are in a room, lahat kaming kids ko… Masayang masayang masaya ako na nakikita ko kumpleto kami, masaya, nagtatawanan,” said Ina. “(They are) so beautiful. Ang sarap titigan ng mga mukha. Sana nag anak pa ako ng mas marami kung pwede lang. Sa totoo lang, gusto ko mga seven anak ko. I love my kids and they know it,” she added.

Comparing it to her time as a superstar, Ina recalled being nonchalant despite her achievements and popularity. “I was never an overthinker. Pag may nangyari, okay lang, sakto lang, cool lang,” she said.

As a mother, on the other hand, Ina proudly shared the tiniest details about her kids. “Alam ko ano shoe size nila. Alam ko kelan nagdentist. Alam ko lahat (about them),” she said.

For her, there’s no role in life more essential than that of motherhood.