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Sarah Lahbati on money: 'When you work hard for (it), you don't owe anyone any explanation'

By Brooke Villanueva Published Jan 20, 2024 2:42 pm

Sarah Lahbati shared her thoughts on money, saying that how one spends it needs no explanation if it comes from hard work.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan Philippines, the actress was asked about "society’s prejudice against women—especially moms—indulging themselves from time to time."

"I think when you work hard for your own money, you don't owe anyone any explanation," she answered. "You work so hard to do what? To explain yourself? No."

"If you have a job and you work so hard, then you don't have to explain yourself to anyone. Just do your thing, whatever it is that you want to do," she continued.

This comes amid her mother-in-law Annabelle Rama's cryptic remarks, which have been going on since speculations about Sarah's separation with Richard Gutierrez began. Eagle-eyed social media users noticed that they haven't been sharing photos of them online and have been spending time with their kids, Zion and Kai, separately.

They were last spotted together at Maja and Rambo Nuñez's wedding in Bali, Indonesia in July. Richard was nowhere to be seen at Sarah's 30th birthday celebration last Oct. 9 in Siargao. He also went solo at the ABS-CBN Ball and the Opulence Halloween Ball in the same year.

In early December, Annabelle revealed that Richard has been staying with her for a month. While she shared that she hasn't found the time to talk to Sarah, Annabelle addressed blind items seemingly pertaining to her daughter-in-law, saying that Richard has been busy working, while the former has only been busy "wasting money." 

Richard and Sarah tied the knot in 2020 after dating for eight years. They have yet to address rumors about their marriage directly.