Where Ai Ai draws strength amid controversy

Posted at 05/25/2013 4:51 PM | Updated as of 05/25/2013 5:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- In the days following her emotional confession of her separation from her husband, Ai Ai delas Alas received an outpouring of support from her family, friends and colleagues.

The 48-year-old actress said she continues to draw strength from loved ones who surround her, especially "[galing] sa mga anak ko at sa Diyos."

Delas Alas has two children with former husband, singer-actor Miguel Vera. She also has another son, Sancho, from a previous relationship.

In a series of posts on image-sharing service Instagram, delas Alas also shared photos of her with close friends and a religious support group, citing them as helpful to her moving on from her separation.

Last Sunday, an emotional delas Alas admitted in a taped interview on "The Buzz" that she and Salang, her husband of one month, broke up after he allegedly physically abused her.

Among the personalities who have expressed support for delas Alas following her confession are President Benigno Aquino III, ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Charo Santos-Concio, co-stars Vice Ganda, Kris Aquino, Marian Rivera, and actress Judy Ann Santos.