Sarah Lahbati's Mom Vents Out After Zion's PartyEsther Lahbati, the mother of actress Sarah Lahbati, expressed her anger and exasperation over the way she was treated during her grandson's, Zion, birthday party. Zion is Sarah's son with boyfriend Richard Gutierrez.
She was treated like a "patay gutom" during Zion's party, Esther said on an Instagram post, after she was asked by a member of the Gutierrez family to take home some leftovers.
This is the first part of her Instagram post: "The Truth! Masakit ang ma ignore sa party. Hindi naman pwede pera pera na lang ang lagi nangingibabaw. Para lang makilala ka sa lipunan. Pag wala ka pera di ka kilala."
Annabelle Rama, Richard's mother, was the one who paid for Zion's party. She earlier said she didn't count the number of guests they have because she just wants to have a good time.
Zion's party was attended by the biggest personalities in politics and showbiz such as Vice President Jejomar Binay, former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, Camarines Sur Governor LRay Villafuerte, and Ilocos Sur Representative Ronald Singson.
From the showbiz industry, those who attended were Susan Roces, Willie Revillame, German Moreno, Aga Muhlach, Richard Gomez, Gretchen Barretto, Angel Locsin, Luis Manzano, James Yap, and TAPE Inc. executive Malou Choa-Fagar.
At the end of the party, Esther said she was asked to take home some leftovers. "Pinarinig pa sa mga bisita, grabe! Naawa ako sa sarili ko. The whole party hindi ako pinansin tapos para ako patay gutom na aalukin ng tira pagkain."
Esther didn't say who treated her that way during the party. Sarah's father, the Moroccan Abdel Lahbati, commented that Zion cannot be considered a Gutierrez yet probably because Sarah and Richard are not married.
Zion was born in Switzerland, and his name on his birth certificate is Zion Lahbati.
During the party, reports said Esther and their family weren't that visible because Richard and Sarah were busy entertaining their high-profile guests.
The godmothers and godfathers of Zion were all friends of Richard's father, Eddie. When Sarah was asked who chose Zion's godparents, the actress wasn't able to answer.
As of press time, Esther has already deleted her Instagram post although a lot of people are still talking about it.
An hour after Esther's post, Sarah also posted a photo of them (Sarah, Richard, Abdel, Esther and Zion) while they were skiing in Switzerland. She said in her post that they have gone through a lot as a family, but the Lahbati's and the Gutierrez's all helped the couple pull up from the obstacles.
Now, the dust has finally settled, and they are all enjoying their time with Zion, who brought "so much joy to our lives."
"Like any other family we have misunderstandings but we will settle this internally and we will move forward. I hope that we can all live in harmony. Accept, support and understand one another for the sake of baby Zion."