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Robin Padilla says wife Mariel is not 'trying hard' to become a stepmom to his kids

Robin Padilla says wife Mariel Rodriguez is responsible for his better relationship with his daughters.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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4/2/2011 11:46 PM
Robin Padilla says wife Mariel is not 'trying hard' to become a stepmom to his kids


040311-robin_main.jpgIt’s been almost eight months since his whirlwind romance with Mariel Rodriguez was solemnized in a wedding in India last year, but Tum: My Pledge of Love star Robin Padilla looked every bit as smitten with his wife as he was when he was courting her during their days on Wowowee. Now that they are gearing up for their church wedding this coming June, Robin said his wife is getting along just fine with his kids, especially his two older daughters Queenie and Kylie who are just starting out in showbiz.

Robin said he is proud of how Mariel was able to easily get along with the two girls. “Si Mariel kasi hindi siya nagpapanggap na ina eh. Yun ang nakakatuwa kay Mariel. Kahit kelan hindi siya nagbigay ng opinion niya sa lahat ng nangyayari sa amin mag-aama. Laging yung opinion ko ang ini-explain niya sa mga bata. Siya yung aming tulay eh,” he shared during the Natasha press conference held last March 29 at the C55 Events Place in Quezon City.

Robin also admitted during the event that Mariel now plays a crucial part in his relationship with his two daughters. “Sa totoo lang, nung nagdalaga yung mga anak ko at sila’y naging 18 na, talagang lumayo [sila]. Siyempre, ano naman ang naiintindihan ko sa pagkababae? Isang suwerteng pangyayari na dumating si Mariel, siya yung nag-e-eksplika sa akin ng mga nagaganap sa pagiging babae ng mga anak ko at siya yung nag-referee sa amin. Siguro sa tingin ko siguro sa katapusan nito, hindi siya kelan man hindi siya magpapanggap na nanay. Lagi lang siyang kaibigan,” he explained.

After hearing the positive feedback on Iisang Landas, the Kapamilya documentary special on his love story with Mariel, Robin is thankful at how the show was well-received and said he was even open to making more episodes about his marriage. “Nasa ABS-CBN yan. Wala naman kaming pinangarap ni Mariel kundi kung paano magbibigay ng inspirasyon sa mga tao yung love story namin. Sana magtuloy-tuloy nga eh. Sana ay magkaroon ng magandang resulta. Kasi marami yun eh. Madami kaming material. Sana magkaroon pa uli ng part two kasi meron pa yun eh. Madami yun. 1/8 lang ata yung napakita dun. Kung ganun kaganda ang rating, sana magkaroon ng pangalawa,” he admitted.

Robin also shared that he hopes he and Mariel were able to impart an important message to the viewers of Iisang Landas. “Isa pong malaking kasiyahan sa amin na mapakita yun sa ating mga kababayan at makapagbigay ng inspirasyon na walang masama na magpakasal at maging mag-asawa. Wala nga kaming pinagdarasal ni Mariel kundi sana magtuloy-tuloy para yung mga tao mag-lakas-loob, lalong-lalo na yung mga kabataan na walang masama mag-asawa. Walang masama kumuha ng bendisyon ng Panginoon. Huwag nating itago yung mga pag-ibig natin. Tayo ay binansagan na the only Christian country in Asia kaya panindigan natin. Walang masama sa pag-aasawa,” he stressed.

Robin said he and his wife enjoyed watching the documentary special together at home. “Si Mariel ay—nung nanunuod kami—sigaw siya ng sigaw, tuwang-tuwa siya. Ako naman siyempre hindi naman ako puwede magpakita na ako’y kinikilig sa tanda kong ‘to pero siyempre sa sarili ko, ako’y nandun,” he shyly admitted. The action star also shared that even other members of the family were happy and proud of their work in Iisang Landas. “Si Kylie nag-text kaagad sa akin na tuwang-tuwa siya para sa akin, kinikilig siya, ganyan. Nakita daw niya uli yung ngiti ko. Ayun. Si Queenie naman ganun din. Siya naman wala naman katapusan ang pagbati sa amin nun eh. Araw-araw, oras-oras yun. Si mama hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin niya tinitigilan si Mariel na sabihan na napakagand