Lucy Torres Reveals The Reason Why Juliana Gomez Doesn't Have Siblings

'I would ask her to help me pray for a baby brother or sister for her.'
PHOTO: Mark Jesalva

18 years ago, Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez were blessed with a daughter, Juliana Gomez.

Today, Juliana remains Lucy and Richard's unica hija. Lucy revealed in her recent Instagram post that Juliana didn't seem to share her parents' enthusiasm about having a sibling back then.

The actress-turned-politician wrote, "When she was little, and we'd say our bedtime prayers together, I would ask her to help me pray for a baby brother or sister for her. She would listen intently, wide-eyed, nodding as if in agreement, then she would break into smile and say gently but firmly, 'Mama, dog na lang.'"

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But even though Juliana grew up as an only child, she never felt lonely, thanks to her wide circle of friends.

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In Lucy's exclusive interview with PEP.ph in August, the congresswoman said, "She's like her dad, e. She's really big on friends. I see the wisdom in that because through the years, the ones who have become like family to us are really from Richard's wide network of friends. He has [friends] from when he was small. He doesn't end friendships. I remember one time, maybe five years ago, she [Juliana] said, 'Mama, 'di ba I'm an only child? But look at my banyo, I have 11 toothbrushes!' Because all her female friends sleep over. I love it when the house is filled with her friends, so they take over the kitchen and they bake."

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On September 8, Juliana turned 18 and held a disco-themed dance party at the Bench Tower in Bonifacio Global City and invited over 200 of her friends.

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