In another Twitter post on Tuesday, Charice said she once had a "really great relationship" with her father before their family troubles began."I loved him and I will still love him," she wrote.
"He's still my Dad after all."The 19-year-old songstress, born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, is widely known throughout Asia from concerts and TV talent shows in the Philippines and South Korea.
Covers included “Telephone,” “Listen,’ and “All By Myself.” Zyrus’ character’s final episode on Glee was in the season finale, when Sunshine and Rachel made amends with their rivalry. Estranged father fatally stabbed In 2011, Zyrus’ father, Ricky Pempengco, was stabbed to death in the Philippines while shopping in San Pedro township where he bumped into Angel Capili, who allegedly stabbed Pembengco in the chest and back with an ice pick, according to police. In her 2008 interview with Oprah, Zyrus recalled threats and violence between family members, specifically at age 3, when an argument escalated and Ricky pointed a shotgun at mom Raquel.
“My dad was about to shoot my mom, and I couldn’t do anything,” Zyrus told Oprah. “We left my dad, and after that, I never saw him and I don’t want to see him,” Zyrus shared.
in May 2008 (it went platinum in 2009), Zyrus was invited to perform on The Oprah Winfrey Show for the episode titled “World’s Smartest Kids” and belted out Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” “One of the things I love most about Charice is that no matter what obstacles she’s faced in her life, she’s never given up on her dream of something better,” Oprah said at the time.
After taping the episode, one phone call from Oprah to Grammy-winning record producer David Foster changed the course of Zyrus’ career.
FROM PEN: Trans Activist Juliet Evancho Opens Up About Her Sex Reassignment Surgery “I just want to say to all of you that I feel very light – that I can leave the house knowing I am not hiding anything,” Zyrus said.‘s second season (which aired in September 2010), Zyrus, 19, played Sunshine Corazon — a talented young singer and foreign exchange student who joins New Directions and quickly develops a rivalry with Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).