Nagdadalamhati si Sharon Cuneta sa pagkamatay ng dati niyang kasintahang si Carlos “Charlie” Cojuangco, na pumanaw noong Martes, Pebrero 22, sa edad na 58.
Nag-Instagram ang beteranang aktres para ipahayag ang kanyang kalungkutan at hindi paniniwala sa “hindi inaasahang” pagpanaw ni Charlie, na nalaman niya sa pamamagitan ng kanyang asawang si Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.
“I had never lost someone I was extremely close to and who was a big part of my life before, much less an ex-fiancé, until yesterday. So sudden. So unexpected. Too young,” sinabi niya.
“It was Kiko who told me of your passing as we were in the car on our way to another campaign yesterday, and I thank God my dear husband understood and comforted me as my knees went weak and I suddenly became too quiet in my state of shock.”
In her post, Sharon expressed her gratitude to Charlie for all the good memories they shared and for taking care of her when they were together.
“Dear Charlie, thank you for making me fall in love with Pontevedra, beautiful Balbina, Manang Inyi and the other girls who took such good care of me whenever I was there. Thank you for all the meals we shared as former partners-in-food – and being a great shot as my partner in firing guns. For taking such good care of me,” she said.
“Most of all, thank you for the family I gained because of you: Tito Danding who treated me like a daughter, Tita Gretchen who is still ‘Mom’ to me whenever I once in a while see her in our building, Abuelita Nuning who never failed to show me how much she loved me even long after ‘us,’ even taking care of me in Baguio as I shot ‘Ngayon at Kailanman,’ and always, always, at her beautiful home on Roberts in Pasay; Manong Mark, Manang Kimi, all the nieces and nephews, my ever-loving sister Manang Lisa and forever my beloved sister no matter what, Manang Tina and her Mike, my beloved Manong.”
Though they didn’t make it together, Sharon said she was happy for Charlie when he found his late wife, beauty queen-actress Rio Diaz, and when he married former journalist China Jocson last year.
“Rest now, Carlos. No more pain, stress, init-ulo, problems. I know you are reunited with Rio in heaven and I will pray for your Claudia and Jaime as they face the future without you both… Be happy in God’s loving arms,” sinabi niya.
Sa huli, ipinaabot ni Sharon ang kanyang pakikiramay sa buong pamilya Cojuangco, lalo na sa ina ni Charlie na si Soledad “Gretchen” Oppen-Cojuangco at sa China.
“Our deepest condolences to the whole Cojuangco family, especially Mrs. Charlie Cojuangco. Nawa’y bigyan ka ng Diyos ng lakas na kakailanganin mo sa pagdaan mo sa mga panahong ito,” sinabi ng aktres.
Si Charlie, isang kinatawan ng 1st District ng Tarlac, ay ang bunsong anak ng yumaong negosyante at sports patron na si Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, na pumanaw noong Hunyo 2020.