Helen Bercero is the mother of American-Philippine actress, fashion model, and TV host Vanessa Lachey.
Helen worked as a waitress and hostess in renowned strip clubs in the 90s.
She was born in 1954 and has her birthday on June 19. She is a Filipino by her nationality.
Married Life Of Helen
Helen had been married twice in her life. Her first marriage was with Vince Minnillo.
They tied the knot back in 1974 and share two children.
They are parents to a daughter named Vanessa and an adopted son named Vincent.
Her marriage with Vince didn’t last long, as they separated after nine years.
They divorced in 1986, and she left her children with her ex-husband.
After that, she remarried to a US Air Force serviceman and changed her last to Bondoc.
Sadly, her second marriage also fell apart after two years.
Age And Net Worth
Helen is 69 years old. She has a net worth of $3.5 Million. Her current source of income is unknown.
Helen Abandoned Her Kids
Helen and her ex-husband were married for nine years and later got divorced. Helen kept both the children with her.
When her daughter Vanessa was nine years she went to the USA and left her kids with her ex-husband.
She said she would return, and her elder daughter Vanessa waited for her, but she didn’t.
Vanessa and her brother started living with her dad and stepmom, and she waited for her mom to pick them up all the time.
But Helen didn’t. She had no idea where and why her mom left without saying anything.
Growing up, she wanted her mother to be close to her. She felt horrible, but slowly, she settled with her dad and stepmom.
While growing up, she wished her mom to return so that she wouldn’t have to ask questions about using tampons to her father.
Luckily, she had internet with her, which helped her a lot.
Vanessa Was Pissed Off At her Mom
Vanessa’s mom, Helen, left her when she was only nine.
She grew up wishing her mom to be with her and hoping she would come to her, but she did.
So, she learned to live without her mom. She felt evil about what her mom did but eventually forgave her.
However, when Vanessa became a mother, she felt the rage for his mom, Helen.
She has three wonderful kids; as a mom, she would never even think about leaving those kids alone.
Her anger for her mom was beyond everything because she left her, but she started to feel that her mom leaving made her a great mom.
Vanessa claimed that her mom is the reason for her becoming a good mother.
She was deprived of so many things, and because of that, she wanted to give everything to her kids.
Vanessa Would Want To Meet Her Mom
Vanessa and her mom have an estranged relationship. They have only met two times till now.
It took her many years to get over the abandonment that she felt when she was just a little girl.
She is now finally healing through everything, and there was a moment when she was angry with her mom for disappearing without saying anything.
However, now she doesn’t hate her mom. She even said she would want to meet her mom and clear everything up.
She has many questions to ask her mom, and she would hear her mother’s side of the story of leaving them.
By doing so, she would be free from everything she has been carrying in her heart, so she would be okay if her mom asked for a reunion.
Music Video Made Vanessa Fell In Love
Vanessa and her husband, Nick Lachey, have known each other for many years.
They had been great friends before dating and never had romantic feelings for each other.
It wasn't until 2009 that they worked together on a music video.
Nick asked Vanessa to be part of it, and in that music video, they had a scene where they got pretty close.
It was the first time Vanessa felt something different about Nick, and Nick thought it, too.
Since then, they have started seeing each other differently and slowly falling in love.
They didn’t rush getting into a relationship and took time to get to know each other, and a few months after doing that music video, they started dating.
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