Let’s back in the late 90s and early 2000s, “Pantasya ng Bayan” was just another name for actress Joyce Jimenez. Known for her on-screen charm and appeal, Joyce was a unique combination of adorable and sexy. She starred in a number of sexy films as well as graced the covers of men’s magazines, earning her the “Pantasya ng Bayan” title.
In 2008, however, the American actress chose to leave the showbiz industry and lead a private life. Ten years later, Joyce Jimenez is now residing in the United States with her family and could not be happier.
Joyce Herrín Reintegrado-Egbalic, more popularly known by her screen name Joyce Jimenez, is an American actress who rose to fame in the Philippine showbiz industry the late 1990’s. Dubbed the “Pantasya ng Bayan”, Joyce starred in a number of box office films such as “Warat” (1999), “Ano Ba Ang Meron ka” (2001), “Narinig Mo Na Ba Ang L8est?” (2001), and “Pinay Pie” (2003).
In August 2008, Joyce Jimenez married her Fil-Am boyfriend Paul Ely Egbalic and left the showbiz industry. She moved back to the United States with her husband shortly after and decided to live in San Diego, California. The former sexy star then worked as an office supervisor there.
Now, Joyce and Paul have three children: Jorja Ely, Jaysen Elise at Julian Elysson. In 2015, Jaysen was diagnosed with autism. Their family then became advocates of spreading autism awareness following this medical finding, actively joining activities for the cause.
The former actress seems very happy and content with her domestic life. Joyce often posts photos of her family and her children on her social media accounts, sharing how proud she is of her children. She also enjoys being a mom to their three children and treasures the time she gets to spend with her family.
As an actress, she worked with notable actors such as Richard Gomez, Albert Martinez, and Jomari Yllana. She likewise acted with Diether Ocampo in the romantic-comedy film, “Ano Bang Meron Ka?”and Aga Muhlach in “Narinig Mo Na Ba Ang L8est?.”
The “Pantasya ng Bayan” shared she had no regrets making any of the films she did. In fact, she was actually proud of all the movies she starred in. The former sexy star also added how much she loved acting, saying she would do it again if only her family could stay with her in the Philippines. Despite being gone from the showbiz industry for a decade, it seems like the original “Pantasya ng Bayan” still has a lot of fans: