So why did KC unfollow stepdad Kiko, stepsister Frankie on IG?

KC Concepcion has confirmed unfollowing her stepfather, former Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, and her half-sister Frankie Pangilinan on Instagram, saying she just wants “peace of mind.”

The 38-year-old actress-entrepreneur’s mother, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, is married to Kiko. The couple have three children: Frankie, 22; Miel, 19; and Miguel, 13.

KC, whose father is Sharon’s ex-husband and former love team partner Gabby Concepcion, made the confirmation in an interview with Cristy Fermin in the 29 August episode of the showbiz commentator’s program Cristy FerMinute on One PH teleradio news channel.

Kiko Pangilinan. | kikopangilinanofficial/fb
Frankie Pangilinan. |

“Hindi naman po masama na magkaroon ng time na meron kayong ina-unfollow, or meron kayong ipa-follow,” said the female lead star of the Fil-Am movie Asian Persuasion. “Mahirap lang po talaga kapag showbiz po ’yung family. Talagang lahat po pinupuna.” (It’s not bad to unfollow someone. It just becomes a big deal when it’s a showbiz family and everything gets scrutinized.)

“Ako kasi,” she added, “I think, ’yung sa akin is more of, like I said, may mga complicated po talaga pagdating sa blended family. Meron din po talagang mga times na hindi perfect. Hindi po kami perpekto. And hindi po lagi kailangang perfect. (There are complications when it comes to blended family. There are times when we aren’t perfect. And we don’t need to be perfect.)

“So, wala naman po akong gustong ikuwento pa apart from the fact na, ako, I just want peace of mind. I want to be happy. I want my family to be happy. Ang gusto ko lang maging light, masaya. Ayoko ng maraming drama. (I don’t want to go into details except to say I just want peace of mind… I don’t like too much drama.)

“’Yung forgiveness kasi sa family, important din ’yun siguro para maging okay ’yung takbo ng relationship ng lahat. And sometimes, mas gusto kong piliin ’yung peace of mind ko.” (Forgiveness should be important in a family for things to be smooth. Sometimes, I just choose what’s good for my peace of mind.)

She added meaningfully, “Talaga pong ginagawa ko ang lahat para maging mabuting anak, mabuting ate” (I’m doing everything I can to be a good daughter and a good older sister).

In addition to her three siblings from her mother’s side, KC has four sisters from her father’s side. The two are Garie Concepcion, likewise an actress whose mother is entrepreneur Grace Ibuna, and Cloie Syquia-Skarne, who’s based in Sweden with her mother, former actress Jenny Syquia. Then there are Samantha and Savannah, whose mother, Genevieve Yatco Gonzales is the current wife of Gabby Concepcion.

Despite the seeming rift in the family, KC said she’s “very close” to her half-siblings. “I just think na may mga moments na wala na akong control… May mga panahon din po na parang isipin ko muna ’yung mental health ko, kung ano ’yung makakabuti sa peace of mind ko,” she reiterated. (I just think there are moments that are out of my control, and I have to think of my mental health first, what’s good for my peace of mind.)

KC’s parents Sharon and Gabby, whose 1984 marriage was annulled in 1993, are reuniting onstage for Dear Heart, the Concert on 27 October at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. KC had said in a press interview that she’d feel left out if she didn’t have any participation in the much-awaited reunion, as she is the only offspring of the fabled ex-couple.