Jomari Yllana says his twelve-year-old son has been asking him about modeling and acting.
Jomari Yllana couldn’t wait to begin working on the upcoming ABS-CBN fantaserye for kids entitled Atom
because his twelve-year-old son Andrei can have the chance to visit and play around the set. “Andrei is very happy kasi makakadalaw sila sa
set. I feel na magiging masaya ‘yung
set kasi nandito kami pareho ni
Aiko and may ibang
child stars pa
so may ibang makakalaro sina
Andrei and Marthena.”
, Jomari will play the father of child star Bugoy Cariño. Playing Jomari’s wife is none other than his ex-wife, Aiko Melendez. Jomari is also close to Aiko’s daughter to second ex-husband Martin Jickain.
Jomari and Bugoy also played father and son in Imortal
, and Jomari revealed that when Andrei saw that teleserye
, the boy asked why he wasn’t chosen for the role. “Nagtatanong siya
, about my character there and young Matteo. Sabi ni
Andrei, ‘Kaya ko namang gawin ‘yun bakit hindi na lang ako ang kinuha?
’ Eventually gusto rin daw niyang umarte.
Two years ago Andrei was chosen together with Zaijan Jaranilla and Juliana Gomez (daughter of Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres) as image models for the clothing brand that Jomari used to endorse during his younger years. Jomari recounted a funny experience with Andrei. “A few years back, sabi niya sa akin,
Ben Chan (owner of Bench clothing) na
I want to model sa
ramp and the billboards.’”
The 34-year-old actor said he thinks his son is just toying with the idea of entering showbiz since he is used to seeing his parents on TV. But according to Jomari, he wouldn’t stop Andrei should the boy insist on trying showbiz. “Hindi naman siya ganun ka
persistent. Mabuti na ‘yung
at a young age e pinagiisipan talaga niya nang mabuti.
Jomari also shared that he and Aiko will use the time prior to taping Atom
to work on their common goal which is to lose some weight. “Aiko is aiming for a specific figure e. Nakikita ko ‘yung
She’s been working hard. I’ve been trying to lose weight matagal na. Pero kapag magkausap kami sa
phone, itatanong ko lagi, ‘Ano ulam niyo diyan?’
(laughs) Siguro ‘yung matagal na
pre-production for Atom
we can use that time to get in shape.”
With the love he is getting from Andrei and Marthena, plus being blessed with work, Imortal
and now Atom
, Jomari said that he isn’t rushing to have a love life. “I’ve been single for, wow the longest time, magta-tatlong taon na yata. Ang
I get it from the children, work. Ang
love life ko ngayon ay