Kapamilya singer Jaya has decided to move to the United States with her family due to hardships they experienced amid the pandemic.
“Naramdaman ko lang na nag-focus ako sa isang bagay na hindi ko alam, nalulungkot na pala ako, natatakot, at nadi-depress. I started to lose weight.
Hindi ko na-anticipate na hindi na pala ako kumakain nang tama o tamang oras, o nag-one meal a day lang ako. Hindi ko ‘yun napansin. And of course, I have my kids here… wala namang problema,” she said.
The singer also admitted that her husband, Gary Gatidoc, had a stroke.
“Hindi namin alam na na-stroke na pala ‘yun. So, na-hospital siya, ako rin ang nagbantay, lahat… three days later, gumaling siya. Pero sa likod ng utak ko, parang, ‘Teka… anong nangyayari? Nakakulong tayo, wala tayong work, at may asawa kang nagkasakit, paano ‘yung mga bata?’” she said. “So, nagkasunud-sunod na ‘yung fear na ‘Oh my God, baka ‘yung mga anak ko naman magkasakit, hindi pwedeng dalhin sa hospital.”
They then decided the make the move to the US after selling their property in Tarlac. Jaya added that faith played a role in their decision.
“Things happened and things start to arise when your faith rises. That’s the reason why I’m going to the States because I think He’s telling me talaga to go there, don’t worry about it,” she said.