Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano, born Hope Elizabeth Hanley Soberano is best known for portraying the protagonist, Maria Agnes Calay-Grande, in the Philippine romantic drama television series Forevermore alongside her boyfriend Enrique Gil, 31. 

As of now, her upcoming movie Lisa Frankenstein (her Hollywood debut alongside Cole Sprouse) and Patron Saints of Nothing are in the pipeline.

With Gil, she has also worked in movies such as Just The Way You Are (2015), Everyday I Love You (2015), My Ex and Whys (2017), and Alone/Together (2019).

The two pair also have shared screens in television series such as Forevermore (2014), Dolce Amore (2016), Bagani (2018), and Make It with You (2020).

Read the article in full to know about  the Santa Clara native's grandparents, parents' split, relationship with partner Enrique & age.

How old is Liza Sobreno?

Born on January 4, 1998 (age 25), Liza Sobreno's parents, father Castillo Soberano and mother Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley, belong to two different ethnic backgrounds.

His father is Filipino, whereas her mother is an American. The pair separated when Liza was a kid after which she was sent into the custody of her maternal grandparents. 

Liza Soberano was Raised by Her Grandparents

Liza's parents’ marriage didn’t last long, as they divorced when their daughter was still very young. 

Due to that, Soberano never got the chance to stay with her parents growing up.

Starting from the first, Soberano was born in Santa Clara, California, to her parents.

She was initially raised by them in her birth city until their separation.

Post her parents’ divorce, she was reportedly raised by her maternal grandparents in Visalia, California.

While living with her grandparents, she joined her junior school and finished her studies till grade four.

However, when she turned 10, she moved to Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to live with her father and relatives.

She also joined her middle school there and completed her high school.

In an interview with the Filipino magazine Sunstar in May 2014, she revealed that she then lived with her dad, parental grandmother, aunt, and brother [Justin] in Manila and wasn't allowed to date.

"I haven't had a boyfriend since birth, it's not allowed. Parents are strict. Besides, I don't want to either. Actually, my aunt has already made a plan, saying that I can only accept a lover when I'm 23, when I'm 25 I can answer, and when I'm 27 I can start dating," she said. 

In addition, the actress also disclosed that she had a blood brother and seven half-sisters and brothers.

Liza Soberano Reunited with Her Mother after 7 Years

In June 2015, Soberano met her mother after a long wait of seven years.

According to Inquirer, the actress and her onscreen partner Enrique Gil met Soberano’s mother at the San Francisco International Airport in California.

The pair was there for the North American screening of their film Just the Way You Are.

Soberano was not able to hide the excitement of seeing her mother, as she took to Twitter [before meeting] and wrote, “On the plane!!!! Here we go Sanfo!!! Im coming home Mommy.”

Sometime after the reunion, the actress’ manager, Ogie Diaz, also shared a photo of Soberano and her mother, Elizabeth Hanley, on Instagram.

“The moment. It’s touching. Makes you want to cry. They didn’t see each other for seven years. That is why at the hotel room, they exchanged stories and became emotional,” Diaz’s caption read.

Similarly, many online tabloids obtained snaps of the actress spending time with her mother and maternal family members and sharing them on various platforms.

Liza Soberano with her mother and other family members.

Liza Soberano with her mother and other family members. (Photo: Instagram)

Liza Soberano Often showers Love on Her Family

Soberano usually takes to her social media to express her love for her family — and update her fans about her family.

For instance, she shared pictures of her grandparents in April 2021, expressing that she became the person she was because of them.

“I will forever dedicate my life and all my hard work to you, for taking care of Justin and me,” she wrote while saying that she also missed them very much.

Marking the occasion of Christmas in 2020, the actress posted pictures of her family at the dining table. But the picture of her extended family has been deleted, probably for the privacy reason. 

The picture featured her father, step-siblings, and grandmother.

Did Liza Soberano and her Boyfriend Enrique Gil Break Up?

Soberano has been dating fellow Filipino actor Enrique Gil since October 2014. Their pairing has been deemed as the love team called LizQuen

In the past recent years, the pair were rumored to have been separated because of their long-distance relationship. 

Liza has been pursuing a career in Hollywood whereas the actor is busy acting in the Philippines.

Talking to ABS-CBN's TV Patrol  (as reported by Inquirer Net) on 25 April 2023, Gil revealed that he was happy to sign the two years contract with the network and also revealed that he and his girlfriend Soberano were doing "good" but accepted that they didn't talk regularly "due to different time zones."

He also shared that the two were busy but had plans to meet each other in both the Philippines and the United States. he said,

Because Hope [Soberano] is in the U.S., she is doing her own thing which I am going to support no matter what. I love her to death. I just really support her no matter what. I know it’s hard to go on a new path but I support her nonetheless. And who knows? You might be seeing her coming back in the near future.

In the meantime, he said that he would enjoy the company of his one-year-old dog (Bichon Frise) while Soberano remained in the US.  

“I need dogs, and Hope is in the U.S., so Millie keeps me company. This is my new baby," he said.