Julia Barretto candidly recalled her falling-out with her father actor Dennis Padilla several years ago.
It happened when Dennis appeared on the vlog of her daughter where he was also given the opportunity to ask her questions.
Today, I am going to be sharing something very intimate and very personal to me, Julia started.
Later, she introduced the veteran actor, whom she thanked for appearing on her vlog.
Im so excited about this conversation because I dont think weve had a lot of conversations like this wherein I ask you questions about being an actor, being a dad, talking about our relationship. So Im really looking forward to asking you questions that Ive never asked you before. Are you ready?
Among the questions asked was the greatest lesson which Dennis learned from their past misunderstandings.
Dennis, 60, said that he should have listened first when Julia decided to change her surname.
Wag muna makialam. Alamin muna punot dulo, he said.
Dennis admitted then he was frustrated he couldnt contact his children and verify the news himself.
He pointed out that more than the family name, the fact that his eldest with Marjorie Barretto wanted to drop his surname, really broke his heart.
That was a dagger. Its not the pangalan. Thats my blood kaya masakit, Dennis revealed, adding that he even let it slide when Julia decided to choose her mothers maiden as part of her screen name.
Julia said that she and her mom Marjorie Barretto were trying to correct the mistake of her father. The marriage of Marjorie and Dennis were null and void because it was bigamous. And that Julia is an illegitimate child after she was conceived and born outside a valid marriage.
When you signed those papers to make your marriage with mom null and void, ultimately, that makes us illegitimate children. So we were trying to correct your mistakes, she said. But I think one of your frustrations is you think you werent able to communicate what you wanted.
Julia said that shes happy to see that her fathers mind and heart in a good place these days.
But before, you always question nobody responding not knowing how much pain and hurt youve caused us before, trying to talk to us. Thats why you couldnt hear from us. Because at that point we were already too pained, too scared of you.
She also asked her father to recognize and acknowledge that maybe he has done something that would scare his children off.
Julia said that his father then was not in his best tone. She admitted how it scarred, traumatized, and scared her.
Despite the painful words and actions, she still fought hard to keep their relationship as father and daughter, Julia said.
All is well and forgiven now. Im so glad you have a good relationship with all of your kids. So proud of you because I saw the change of heart after your journey with COVID, she said.
Julia also asked Dennis what legacy he wanted to leave his children.
Gusto ko lang matandaan niyo ako na mapagmahal akong tatay. And ipaglalaban ko kayo kahit sa kamatayan.
Promise yan ha? Julia added in jest.
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