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Bangs Garcia Opens Up About Her Depression After Leaving Showbiz: 'I'm so used to having a fast-paced life'

'Hindi ako puwedeng maging housewife talaga.'
Bangs Garcia opens up about suffering depression after leaving showbiz
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On social media, Bangs Garcia seems to be living a charmed life, married to a loving husband, with two beautiful kids and a new life in the UK.

Recently, the actress guested on the talk show Magandang Buhay, where she was asked how she adjusted to becoming a full-time mom after having a busy career in showbiz.

Bangs revealed that she actually suffered from depression, something which shocked her friends.

"Na-depress ako last year," Bangs admitted. "Medyo na-feel ko na 'to nung first year pa lang, 2017. Kasi kapapanganak ko lang, pero parang blues lang."

Bangs went on to explain that this was temporarily overshadowed by the new chapter in her life because she was nevertheless happy with her baby. But then she got pregnant again and the pandemic happened.

"Itong pangalawa ko, do'n ako tinamaan ng depression. Tapos nag-pandemic paNa-realize ko, sabi ko, 'Hindi ako puwedeng maging housewife talaga," she said, describing herself as a workaholic. "I'm so used to having a fast-paced life here [in the Philippines]."

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Thankfully, Bangs found an outlet in vlogging and she also seeks comfort from the support and kindness of her husband and in-laws. Bangs currently has more than 240,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.

"It's good to have a good solid foundation in the UK kahit na malayo ako sa family ko."

Bangs and her husband Lloydi Birchmore wed in 2016 and have two daughters together, Amelia and Isabella

Bangs Garcia with Lloydi Birchmore and kids
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