Cherie Gil Has Three Children As Family Mourns The Passing Of Filipino Actress


Cherie Gil was a Filipino actress ( Source : Flickr )

Cherie Gil shared two children with her former husband, Rony Rogoff. She also had a son named Jay from her previous relationship with Leo Martinez. 

She passed away at the age of 59. As per news sources, she was receiving treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. 

Cherie Gil Loved All Her Three Children - How Old Are Her Sons and Daughter?

Cherie Gil was married to violinist Rony Rogoff. However, before that, she also had a relationship with Leo Martinez. She shared a son named Jay Eigenmann with the actor.

Later, after her marriage to Rogoff, she had two children, Raphael and Bianca. Unfortunately, the pair annulled their marriage in 2008. 

Nonetheless, Gil loved all of her three children. All of her kids live in the United States. 

Cherie Gil with her children
Cherie Gil with her children ( Source : Kami )

Her eldest son, the Jay, maintains contact with his two younger siblings. He is working as an audio engineer in New York.

Likewise, her daughter, Bianca, completed her Bachelor of Arts in Drama degree at New York University (NYU) in 2019. And Raphael also holds an NYU degree. He graduated from college in 2020.

Two of her children, Bianca and Raphael, are in their early or mid-20s, whereas her eldest son may be in his early 30s. 

Details On Cherie Gil Famous Siblings

Cherie Gil was born in a family of artists and stars. She had two siblings named Mark Gil and Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann. 

Mark was a Filipino actor who frequently played the role of the main villain in action movies. He gained notoriety for his performance as the former American boss-lover-killer of Lorna Tolentino in the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, whose plot was based on a true story.

He also had appearances in various drama series. The last one was the ABS-CBN drama The Legal Wife. Unfortunately, he passed away on September 1, 2014, at the age of 52.

The cause of death was liver cirrhosis resulting from liver cancer. He left behind his wife Maricar, six children, father, mother, siblings, and seven grandkids. 

Cherie Gil and her late brother Mike Gil
Cherie Gil and her late brother Mike Gil ( Source : Gmanetwork )

Likewise, Cherie's second brother, Michael, started acting at 16. He is also a well-known figure in the film and television industry. 

His first work was in 1975's Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi, and he is still active in the industry. He has been one of the directors and portrays the role of Pat. Ramil "Manager" D. Taduran since 2016 on the ABS-CBN TV show Ang Probinsyano.

He was awarded the Best actor during the 11th Gawad Urian for his role in Unfaithful Wife and a best-supporting actor during the 46th Metro Manila Film Festival for Isa Pang Bahaghari. 

Cherie Gil Parents Are Celebrities

Cherie Gil was born to Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil. They met while working. Their first kid, Michael Edward (Michael de Mesa), was born in 1960.

They got married in 1961 after the birth of their first child. They later gave birth to Raphael John (Mark Gil) and Evangeline Rose (Cherie Gil). However, due to marital issues, including Mesa's reported drinking and womanizing, they got divorced in 1970.

While Rosemarie stayed in the Philippines and continued to work as an actress, Mesa left for Guam in 1978 for six months before moving to Hawaii after Martial Law was imposed in 1972. After becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Mesa reconciled with his spouse.

Cherie Gil with her parents
Cherie Gil with her parents ( Source : Instagram )

Cherie's father is a retired Filipino actor and singer. Talent agents discovered him when he performed a Sammy Davis song. Later, he shared the screen alongside the late Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces.

Currently, he resides in the United States with his wife and serves as a pastor while singing praises to God.

Likewise, her mother, Rosemarie, debuted through Premiere Productions' film, Sta. Rita De Casia (Patrona ng Impossible), where she played the lead (1958). She appeared in Night of the Cobra Woman and Friends in Love, some of her notable movies.

Burlesk Queen, where she co-starred with Vilma Santos, was her most notable movie of the 1970s and won numerous accolades. She was nominated for Best Supporting Role during in FAMAS Award and Gawad Urian Award. And she won the title of Best Supporting role for the movie at the Metro Manila Film Festival.

She had stopped appearing in movies and television in 2004, But she made a comeback in 2018 through a movie named Delia & Sammy.

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