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The bittersweet life of Jennylyn Mercado
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I consider Jennylyn Mercado one of the prettiest faces in local show biz.
Some people don’t have to do anything, yet they annoy the hell out of you. But Jennylyn, I like.
Nothing about her annoys me, except maybe, her name. And the name she gave her kid (Alex Jazz).

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In the film Rosario, she portrayed a woman whose series of wrong choices leads to her tragic end.

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In real life, her story isn’t far from Rosario, as though life imitated art.
You can read about it in this month’s Yes! magazine.

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The story begins with Jen as a baby abandoned by her mother and raised by a loving aunt, only to be taken back at age 3 by her biological mother to live in with her lover.
When Jen’s mom abandons her again to work abroad, Jen is physically and mentally abused by her drug-addict step father.
The story ends up in the tabloids when Jen’s aunt comes to rescues her with the help of some cops.

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The article takes you through her journey as a reluctant commercial model entering show business and gaining popularity by winning a reality show called Starstruck Survivor.
She falls for her fellow winner and consequent love team, Mark Herras, who turns out to have more women than she can handle.

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She falls in love with the boy next door, Patrick Garcia, an angelic-faced actor who turns out to be a controlling stalker.

Patrick's Angelic Face

They get pregnant, he’s not ready, and denies it’s his child. They break up in a bad way.
She gives birth to a boy named Alex Jazz or AJ, whom she raises with her adoptive mother.
She meets Dennis Trillo, seriously one of the best-looking actors in town, who turns out to be more than just a cad.
I don’t really blame her for falling for this guy

Dennis Trillo

If a guy looked like this, wouldn’t he be worth the heartbreak?

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What I love about Yes! mag is that they even provide angry text between Dennis and Jennylyn

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Not to mention, a blow-by-blow account and illustration of the final confrontation/physical altercation that resulted in the couple’s breakup

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Hats off to Jen. After all the hurt and pain brought about by the men in her life, she takes matters into her own hands and enrolls in a self defense class.

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Read all about it and don’t miss the June issue of Yes! magazine.

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xOo xAad

i lOVe diS iSsue abOUt JEnNYlYN mErCAdo 

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Probing Eye

I feel so sorry for Jennylyn Mercado; she is very much prone to  all kinds of assaults – physical assaults done to by her step father and Dennis Trillo;  verbal assault  by Dennis Trillo and written assault done by the many commentators and reactors.

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I Love Jennylyn Mercado !

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Poor girl, that picture of her in the papers as an abused child is so not good… 🙁 I wish her the best! 

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joyjoy

why is patrick a controlling stalker? what happened between him and jennylyn?

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CVS Reply:

why don’t you buy the issue para malaman ang issue 😉

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Ladyfontina Reply:

I live in another country and I don’t get Yes! Magazine here. What did he do?

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CVS Reply:

you can wait for the June issue here
http://sg.zinio.com/browse/publications/index.jsp?productId=500604242

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jejejeje

“Some people don’t have to do anything, yet they annoy the hell out of you”– i totally agree with this, i wonder why that happens no? parang yung feeling ko lang kay angelicopter pag naririnig ko sya sa radio. 
I feel the same way too! I like Jennylyn Mercado pero yung name nya at name nung son pang jejejejeje.

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Donnie Darko

Wow, her learning self-defense is mala-“Enough” movie ni J Lo. 🙂

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I like her too kasi di siya yung pa-tweetums na nakakainis lang panoorin sa TV. Siya kasi she’s pretty,can sing, plays the guitar and act as well. Her story is so MMK though. Luis, at least alam mong nag se-self defense class si Jen,so be careful. LOL

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Chachadeleon

laughing out lout loud for not liking her name. ayaw nyan ni jennifer joy “jenni epperson” hahaha

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Anonymous

i like this, para sa totoo lang.. two thumbs up for Yes Magazine and Ms. Cecile for this! 😉

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F8_78

instead na gumastos para mag-enroll sa isang self defense class, why not have sessions with a good psychiatrist na lang so next time she can stay away from abusive guys. labo lang.

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Abi Reply:

according to the article, she’s seeing a psychiatrist din. 

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Abi

according to the article, she’s seeing a psychiatrist din. 

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infinity

Ms C, this is totally out of the topic but can’t help noticing that Dennis Trillo has a slight resemblance to Chuckie Dreyfuss – physical looks lang ha.  I’m sure they’re millions apart in personality.  Not to judge but one is happily married while the other has a child out of wedlock with Carlene Aguilar.  Iyun lang po…

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CVS Reply:

malayo dear 🙂

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Browneyedgirl

I like her kasi she has become pretty fashionable over the years… Babaw ba? From her early cheesy starstruck days, she has become quite the stylish and balenciaga-toting girl. It’s just sad that her past may be a factor in attracting bad boys.

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Tea-coal

she enrolls in a self defense class and meets handsome host who is also a womanizer and begins to fall for him. good choice!

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trixie velasquez

may gahd napuyat ako sa pagbabasa nito! 

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oh my god, how tragic! i never realized….

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Natalia

I’m a mom of a little boy with Asperger’s and my son has regular therapy sessions at this clinic in Ortigas. Alex Jazz also goes there for therapy, I’m not sure however what his case is. The teachers mentioned a couple of times that they’re suspecting early signs of ASD. Whatever his condition is, AJ is a lovely boy. The resemblance with Patrick (who frequently goes with him during therapy – nice to know that he’s very much involved) is uncanny. [Reply]Aiaiaibuhay Reply:June 1st, 2011 at 1:08 PMI have a son with ASD. I believe this is a sensitive matter… Read more »

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I have a son with ASD. I believe this is a sensitive matter that only the child’s parents can tell the world, wag na lang tayo. Even the teacher na kinukwento pa “a couple of times” na he/she suspects Autism ay parang wala sa tamang hulog. Sorry, just saying.

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Anon

 I don’t get the point of bringing up Jennylyn’s son’s condition (or whatever the case may be) in this topic sabay kabig about him being a lovely boy.  Not anyone’s business to be disclosing this info, imfo.

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DI KO KINAYA ANG TEXTS AND BLOW-BY-BLOW ACCOUNT VIA ILLUSTRATIONS! [Reply]dontaskmetosmile Reply:June 1st, 2011 at 10:29 AMKorek! Hahaha. As much as naaawa ako kay Jennylyn, the illustrations and the text messages reek of the tackiness that is YES! Magazine. It really cheapens and devalues her story, which is a shame. YES! is my guilty pleasure, but I wish that they treat stories as sensitive as this with more delicacy. [Reply]CVS Reply:June 1st, 2011 at 10:54 AMi disagree! i love the drawings! [Reply]Chiara C Reply:June 1st, 2011 at 12:13 PMonga parang cartoons lang! Jude Lopez Mancuyas Reply:June 1st, 2011 at 10:46… Read more »

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Korek! Hahaha. As much as naaawa ako kay Jennylyn, the illustrations and the text messages reek of the tackiness that is YES! Magazine. It really cheapens and devalues her story, which is a shame.

YES! is my guilty pleasure, but I wish that they treat stories as sensitive as this with more delicacy.

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Para shang inflight safety instructions.

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Cheezmiss

lol.!

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Oh wow, that picture of her in the tabloid is heartbreaking. Kawawang-kawawa lang. I feel bad for her, and hope that she finds happiness with or without a man. But at the same time, I don’t know how I feel about tell-alls like this (not just hers). Of course, Dennis is an ass and deserves to be exposed as such, but something feels wrong about dirty laundry being aired out like this. There’s some sensationalisation (is that even a word) that I think is unnecessary and takes away from the story. But I again, I wish her all the best.… Read more »

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Maribeth_ong

Jennilyn should enroll at Krav Maga.

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Cheezmiss

anyone here who know Jennylyn mercado personally could recommend this healing to her — http://www.melanietoniaevans.com/services/quanta-healing.htm — to which i have personally tried after more than a decade in a physically/mentally/emotionally/psychologically abusive relationship. it released the pain,despair,feelings of attachment i had with my ex & helps me choose what my soul naturally  deserves – relationship-wise & anything & everything else.

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Yes forgot to add that after Patrick while Jennylyn was pregnant she had a relationship with Andrei Felix which lasted for 2yrs. But whom she left for Dennis Trillo

http://www.pep.ph/news/25717/part-ii-andrei-felix-admits-crying-in-front-of-jennylyn-mercado-when-she-broke-up-with-him/1/1

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carlandellie Reply:

 The Yes article skipped that part nga, probably because Jennylyn denied that relationship happened, I feel for Andrei. A lot of people used to see them going around the mall, Andrei was the one carrying her baby pa that time.

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 The Yes article skipped that part nga, probably because Jennylyn denied that relationship happened, I feel for Andrei. A lot of people used to see them going around the mall, Andrei was the one carrying her baby pa that time.

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and then she met Luis… Who I think cannot be trusted after what he’s done to Angel! Oh my, I hope Jennilyn learns from her past!

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and then she met Luis… Who I think cannot be trusted after what he’s done to Angel! Oh my, I hope Jennilyn learns from her past!

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abby mapeso Reply:

what did he do to Angel?

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what did he do to Angel?

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Bakleeta Aketch!!!

Ang ganda ng lips ni Dennis!!!
Pretty talgaga si Jennylyn. Plus she can sing!

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Grace

omg!! how can someone do that to a kid? kawawa naman siya. i don’t like her so much since i rarely watch gma, but after reading this about her, parang i like her na. i hope she find someone who will treat her well… [Reply]Topaz Horizon Reply:June 1st, 2011 at 2:32 PMTrue. Naiyak ako nang nakita ko yung photo with her two black eyes. I’m not the kindest, gentlest person in the world but I will not hurt children. I cannot. It’s not fair to hurt people weaker than you. It’s not right. I really am wanting for bad things… Read more »

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True. Naiyak ako nang nakita ko yung photo with her two black eyes. I’m not the kindest, gentlest person in the world but I will not hurt children. I cannot. It’s not fair to hurt people weaker than you. It’s not right. I really am wanting for bad things to happen to all the child abusers and wife beaters right now.

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omnesia

There is a possibility that Jen being a victim of abuse might also be considered a co-dependent, if the other  men in her life have consistently been abusing her as well. Gaining external power thru self-defense lessons or learning to be more assertive and independent are admirable, but abuse victims need to work on internal issues most of all for genuine change. Dennis’ actions are no less excusable than what Jennylyn has also probably been putting out in terms of emotions and attitude. She is a very pretty and smart girl. I just hope to be wrong that in a… Read more »

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Cheezmiss

xactly. her jumping from 1 relationship to the next – & attracting or being attracted to abusive men – seems to indicate she finds it difficult to live without a partner. it is possible to find & attract a genuinely loving partner the instance she authentically feels she deserves it & that LOVE comes from her not from anyone or anything else –  in knowing that truth,it is natural that the rest will follow.  here is a good article on codependence http://www.melanietoniaevans.com/articles/codependence-independence.htm

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cheezy

And injectable contraceptives at such a young age??? Call me manang and conservative, but I think she’s not as sweet as she looks.

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f878

Meh. She should know better from everything she went through.

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Anonymous

If only government officials were half as thorough as Yes! magazine’s coverage… 

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slack-jawed from reading this — wow.

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Bought this issue yesterday. Ang juicy! Totally changed how I see those guys. I hope Luis treats her better.

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larraineBee

Mc. C we have the same opinion on Jen as how she’s one of the prettiest in the biz and I actually commend her for standing up strong after every bad fall…

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