STAR forward Marc Pingris remained upbeat despite a down year for his team, thanks to two special women in his life who kept him moving forward.
A proud Mama’s boy, the Gilas Pilipinas stalwart can always find support and encouragement through the ups and downs of the past year from his wife Danica and mother Erlinda, who is always ready to give back what she can to her son and her ever-loving daughter-in-law as well.
"Kung ano yung kabiguan niya, ganoon din ako nalulungkot ako. Pero kapag maganda ang laro niya, masaya din ako," Mommy Erlinda told SPIN.ph.
"Si Danica napakabait na bata. Hindi kami humihingi sa kanya pero nararamdaman niya kung ano ang kailangan namin," she added.
Pingris’ doting mother also shared that it was very easy for her daughter-in-law to be generous because she got it from her parents, actor/TV host Vic Sotto and Dina Bonnevie.
"Si Bossing napakabait na balae. Nakapunta na sila sa amin kasama 'yung mga pamilya nila, at saka si Madam Dina pumupunta din sila sa Pangasinan. mababait sila kahit mga sikat na tao," said Mommy Erlinda, who would prepare fresh seafoods for the Sottos whenever they would visit.
In a previous interview with SPIN.ph, Danica said that although sometimes she would get jealous with Marc's work, still, at the end of the day she understands her husband's chosen career.
For his part, Pingris could not thank his mother and wife enough for their support and love.
"Syempre lagi akong nagpapasalamat sa kanya (Mommy Erlinda) kasi pinagdadasal niya ako lagi na malayo ako sa injury, at saka sa asawa ko sa pagmamahal at pag-aalaga," he shared.