Their relationship has remained shaky ever since Jake Zyrus came out as a transgender male years ago.
And Raquel Pempengco appeared to have made a dig at the singer when she greeted her youngest child, Carl, a happy birthday.
In her greeting posted on Facebook this Wednesday, she called Carl, in Tagalog, as her only son.
Pep quoted Raquel to have said, “lalaki ba siya?” when asked about whether she considers Zyrus as a son.
Zyrus and Raquel have been caught in a loop of making up and falling out, stretching back to their first rift in 2013 when the singer came out as a lesbian on national television.
Raquel also expressed her disappointment with Zyrus’ ex-relationship with Alyssa Quijano, and criticized a “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode that saw her ask the singer for money.
Zyrus responded to Raquel’s accusations that the special was filled with lies by saying that he still loves her despite everything that happened between them.
“Alam ko po ang lahat ng ginawa mo para sa akin, alam ko rin po na kahit anong mangyari, pamilya tayo. Someday magiging okay po ang lahat,” he said. (MNS)