We now regularly see Sarah Lahbati on the boob tube after a few years of hiatus. The issue she had with her previous network, which most people regarded as her “confused period,” is now a thing of the past, so to speak.
In an afternoon at a restaurant in BGC in Taguig, we had the chance to speak with the 22-year-old mother of one. During our interview, the young actress was all smiles talking about how Kapamilya Network takes care of her as an artist and how her life had a 360-turn since she became a mother.
“It’s been a great adventure. It has been an incredible year for me since I became a Kapamilya. I’m very happy with my work and I’m excited every morning to do what I love,” Lahbati told the Manila Standard.
The actress is a regular performer in ABS-CBN’s Sunday variety show, ASAP, heating up the stage with her sexy dance production numbers where she teams up with Star Magic talents and other Kapamilya stars. She made her way to primetime via Super D, the superhero series that ended just last month. Soon enough, she will be seen again on primetime TV via The Promise of Forever, a series also top-billed by Ritz Azul, Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon.
Apart from her TV engagements, Lahbati is also the face of numerous brand endorsements. The most recent being the Nido’s educational campaign called “check the label.” The campaign aims to encourage mothers to read and have a better understanding of food labels so they can make smarter and healthier choices for their children.
Lending her voice and support to the campaign, the first-time mom learned that the best way for her to make a decision is to do research herself and check the labels on her options.
“My priority has changed when Zion came into picture. Basically, it made me view life differently. I no longer sweat on small stuff. I became more inspired to work. And that’s the reason why I agreed to be the voice of this campaign – to help educate young mothers like me,” Lahbati explained.
She added that checking the label has become her habit. When she became pregnant, she started being keen on checking the food she eats being also the person who prepares what she puts on the dinner table.
“My mother taught me how to create things from scratch especially when it comes to food. I’ve learned how to cook, prepare my own food when I was pregnant. And this is the same thing I do for my child” she said.
Lahbati evidently enjoys motherhood so much that having another child with partner Richard Gutierrez has actually crossed her mind, including making their relationship legal and official.
“We have talked about getting married but we both agreed that we have to focus on our careers at this point. And of course, Zion…we want to make sure that we are there so see every progress he makes. We don’t want to miss out on anything. Well, we are actually thinking of having another kid. We want twins,” she revealed.
With a partner who is “so loving, responsible and fun to be with,” the young actress is very content with her career and personal life.
“I have a very supportive and amazing partner, what else can I ask for?” she concluded