Martina Aileen Hernandez delas Alas-Sibayan, popularly known as Ai-Ai delas Alas is a 55-year-old actress, host, comedienne, recording artist, producer, singer, and talent manager. She first gained nationwide recognition for her film “Ang Tanging Ina” (2003), which became a blockbuster hit.
On account of the film’s popularity, a television series spin-off was produced, as well as three sequels: “Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat” (2008), “Ang Tanging Ina Mo” (Last na ‘To!) (2010) and “Enteng ng Ina Mo” (2011), with Ai-Ai reprising her role. Her latest film is “Our Mighty Yaya”, which premiered on May 10, 2017, through Regal Entertainment.
She is the daughter of Rosendo delas Alas (1920–2008) and Gregoria delas Alas née Hernández (passed away on December 30, 2013), and was later adopted by her older, unmarried aunt, Justa delas Alas. She earned a mass communication degree from Far Eastern University (FEU) in 1985.
She was married to actor Miguel Vera, with whom she had two children; she also has a son from a previous relationship. Before acting, she worked as a sales assistant in a department store, and also performed as a stand-up comic in comedy bars around Metro Manila. On April 3, 2013, she married Jed Salang, at the time a 28-year-old unemployed man who was 20 years her junior. The marriage ended after a month, with Ai-Ai confirming their separation on May 19, 2013. She confirmed through Instagram her engagement to Gerald Sibayan in April 2017; the two married in November 2017.
The veteran comedienne and actress recently revealed that her only daughter Sophia asked for her permission if she can enter the entertainment industry and she approves it. She is very vocal in supporting her daughter a hundred percent in whatever paths he will take. The celebrity mother even commented that Sophia may find it very hard to be in the industry at first because she may like acting very much but she didn’t want anyone to invade her privacy. Sophia is already 23 years old and is currently studying at De La Salle College while she had attended Senior High School in the U.S. Her other siblings, Sean Nicolo is living in the U.S. as well while her half-brother Sancho Vito Delas Alas is also an actor. A lot of netizens admire her for her sweet and angelic face. She really has a great chance of being a successful actress just like her mom and brother someday.