She obtained a degree in economics from the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines Diliman before getting her Master of Business Administration at San Beda College. She would study law at the University of Nueva Caceres.
Her husband Jesse Robredo died in a 2012 plane crash. They had three daughters together named Jessica, Janine and Jillian.
She was portrayed in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya by Actress Dimples Romana.