Sunshine Dizon to pursue legal action against husband Timothy Tan
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – After her estranged husband Timothy Tan confirmed that they have separated, actress Sunshine Dizon gave her side of the story.
In a statement coursed through her manager Perry Lansigan, Tuesday, June 21, Sunshine said that what she is going through is not easy and that she would like to keep things quiet in the meantime for the sake of her two children Anton and Doreen.
Sunshine's official statement read:
"Hindi po madali ang pinag dadaanan ko at ng mga anak ko ngayon (What my children and I are going through isn't easy).I'm trying my best to keep everything private but my situation as an actress makes it difficult to keep everything away from the public.
She continued: "Please bear with me in this difficult situation as I am preparing for battle."
"Hindi ko po ipagkakait sa inyo ang mga mangyayari sa buhay ko at sa pinaglalaban ko legally as your overwhelming support inspires me to fight not only for myself, for my children but also for those out there who are in the same situation like me.
(I will not be selfish with all of you about what is happening in my life and what I am legally fighting for as your overwhelming support inspires me to fight not only for myself, for my children but also for those out there who are in the same situation like me.)
"As a wife and mother who uncovered lies hindi po tama siguro na ako ay manahimik lamang and I assure everyone that I will finish this legal battle until the end. Makakaasa po kayo na magsasalita po ako ng katotohanan lamang sa tamang panahon."
(As a wife and mother who uncovered lies, it isn't right for me to just keep quiet and I assure everyone that I will finish this legal battle until the end. You can expect that I will speak only the truth in the proper time.)
The statement ended: "And again I would like to thank everyone sa lahat ng suporta at pagmamahal na pinaparamdam ninyo sa akin kasama ng mga anak ko."
(And again, I would like to thank everyone for all the support and love that you made me and my children feel.)
She also posted the same statement on her personal Instagram.
Sunshine followed her statement with another note which she captioned, "Sending out my love and prayers to everyone going through what I'm going through right now. Believe you are strong."
The note read: "I would like to sincerely thank everyone for showing your support and love. A lot of you I don't know but still, you went out of your way to make me feel that I am not alone."
"Some of you have also shared your own stories. [It] breaks my heart all the more knowing there are a lot of you suffering in silence," it continued.
"I hope one day my story becomes your story, a story of courage. This is not just my fight anymore but also your fight. Do not feel small and ashamed. Keep your heads up and have pride. Stand on truth. Fight for what is right and just. Lalaban po tayo. (We shall fight.)"Meanwhile, her estranged husband Timothy tweeted, "Set me free! Let's make it our [sic] separation legit. Let's both be happy. Hindi lang ikaw ang nagsasaktan (You're not the only one who's getting hurt.)"
Set me free! Let's make it our separation legit. Let's both be happy. Hindi lang ikaw ang nagsasaktan.— John Timothy Tan (@tantim99) June 21, 2016
In a new Instagram post late Wednesday evening, June 22, Sunshine thanked her mom for being by her side and reiterated that her fight is for her two children Anton and Doreen.
"Mahirap mahiwalay sa mga bata sa mga ganitong panahon. Salamat sa Mama ko at andyan siya 'pag kailangan ko mag trabaho at sa dalawa kong angels, Elona at Naneth. Mahirap maging ina pero kailangan natin lumaban at itaguyod ang ating mga anak.
(It's never easy to be away from my kids at this time. Thank you to my mom for being there when I'm at work and to my two angels, Elona and Naneth. It's not easy being a mother, but we have to fight and provide for our children.)
She continued: "Saludo ako sa lahat ng mga nanay na 'di sumusuko at kinakaya ang lahat. Napaka-swerte ko pa din at may dalawa akong anghel. Maswerte pa din ako at kahit na bagsak kaya pa din bumangon at magsimula mag-isa dahil may trabaho kahit papaano."
(I salute all the mothers who never give up and endure everything. I am very lucky that I have my two angels. I am very grateful that in spite of being down, I can still get up and start over on my own because I still have work in spite of it all.)
"This fight is for my babies Doreen and Anton. Mama will always love and protect you. I will give my all and best to give you the best life possible. I miss you my loves," she said.
Mahirap mahiwalay sa mga bata sa mga ganitong panahon. Salamat sa Mama ko at andyan siya pag kailangan ko mag trabaho at sa dalawa kong angels elona at naneth. Mahirap maging ina pero kailangan natin lumaban at itaguyod ang ating mga anak. Saludo ako sa lahat ng mga nanay na di sumusuko at kinakaya ang lahat. Napaka swerte ko pa din at may dalawa akong anghel. Maswerte pa din ako at kahit na bagsak kaya pa din bumagon at mag simula mag isa dahil may trabaho kahit papaano. This fight is for my babies Doreen and Anton. Mama will always love and protect you. I will give my all and best to give you the best life possible. I miss you my loves. #chinadollandtonyboy
Reports first surfaced that Sunshine was going through marital problems when she posted quote cards on Instagram that hinted at is.
Sunshine, known for her roles in various GMA shows including the original Encantadia, married Timothy in 2010. They have two children. – Rappler.com