Kapuso actor Rob Gomez faced controversy after allegedly being linked to his ‘Magandang Dilag’ co-stars, Herlene Budol and Bianca Manalo.
Despite the gravity of the issue, many netizens didn’t know who Rob was, and there was a possible reason for that: he didn’t use the last name that his family was known for in showbiz.
Despite being part of the Ejercito-Estrada family, Rob chose to use Gomez as his last name because he wanted to make his name in showbiz.
Rob was the son of former actress Kate Gomez, sister of actor Gary Estrada, and grandson of George Estregan Sr.
George was dubbed as the king of mature films in the country.
According to him, he felt that he couldn’t carry the name Ejercito-Estrada in showbiz.
“I think I will not and I cannot live up to their names, lalo na him [George]. He’s a very, very great actor. Sobrang galing po. Ibang klase po. Kinikilabutan ako. Hindi ko po siya nakilala, e,” said Rob.
“It would be more striking if I use Estrada, pero meron na po tayong Joseph at Gary Estrada, at may Kiko Estrada pa na napakagaling na aktor. Kaso nga lang po, na-realize namin na my mom’s a great actress, too, and I would love to start my own journey,” he added.
Currently, Rob is famous on social media due to the current issue he is facing and his rocky relationship with his partner, Shaila Rebortera.