A clueless Pinty Gonzaga was nearly moved to tears as her daughters, Kapamilya stars Toni and Alex Gonzaga, quarreled in front of her to the point of getting physical — as part of a recorded prank.
The now-viral video from Alex’s YouTube vlog series sees the siblings pretending to shoot a question-and-answer episode, in time for the Christmas Day release of their joint film “Mary, Marry Me.”
Pinty happened to be in the same room where they were filming, so the sisters asked their mom — a regular guest in Alex’s vlogs — to join them for the episode.
Seated in the middle, Pinty, known for her candid and endearing reactions, initially listened as her two daughters answered questions sent by their fans. Soon enough, the prank unfolded, as Toni started castigating Alex for the supposed lack of substance of her answers and, by extension, her entire online content.
The volley of words between Toni and Alex transitioned to harsh words, with Pinty caught between them. It didn’t take long before the siblings feigned hurting each other, with Alex pulling Toni’s hair, and Toni hitting Alex on her arm.
The fight escalated to Toni and Alex pulling off “MMK acting,” as they both started shedding tears. Pinty, too, had tears forming, as noticed by Alex.
Before long, the sisters revealed the ruse, prompting laughter inside the room.
“Naiyak na nga rin ako, e! Artista talaga ang mga ito,” a relieved Pinty said, adding that the only thing that stopped her from scolding her children was the presence of non-family members.
Pinty, who is also Toni and Alex’s manager, has been a visible figure in the younger Gonzaga’s vlogs.
The series often features family members, as well as Alex’s boyfriend, Mikee Morada, and showbiz colleagues, providing an intimate glimpse of the actress’ life through the lens of her unique brand of humor.