Rommel Padilla admitted that he is proud of the growing success his son Daniel Padilla has had in showbiz. Not only is Daniel part of the cast of the hit Primetime Bida series Princess and I, he is also one of Star Record’s newest recording artist who launched his album Hinahanap-Hanap Kita during a grand fans day earlier this June.
“Nung Father’s Day, wala naman special plans. It’s just like any normal day din. Nagkita, kakain, jamming. I’m actually very proud and happy kami ng kanyang mama sa kanya. Sobrang ligaya and sobrang blessed kami. Pero natutuwa ako dahil manang mana sa ina niya (laughs). Gulat rin kami siyempre pero masayang-masaya,” he told Push.com.ph.
Rommel said he was surprised by his son’s fast-rising popularity. “Hindi naming na-expect eh. Shocked kami buong pamilya. Talagang lahat yung blessing na yun nag-align dun sa mga ninuno. Siyempre anak namin yan so siyempre iba yung feeling. Masayang masaya ako kasi sa sobrang ganda ng ina, nagkaroon ng guwapong anak ‘di ba? Gawa sa pagmamahal,” he said.
The former action star said he and Daniel have a close relationship with each other that hasn’t changed despite his son’s busy taping schedule. “Close kami, very open naman yang batang yan pag may problema. Sinasabi agad. At yung mommy naman niya is very supportive. Ngayong nag-showbiz siya, napansin ko nag-mature bigla. Dati parang totoy totoy ngayon talagang seryoso na, parang matanda bigla kausap,” he added.
When it comes to his son’s personal life, Rommel admits that Daniel is a true romantic. The loving dad said, “Matinik lang siya magmahal (laughs),” he said. Rommel said he has yet to meet his son’s love team partner Kathryn Bernardo. “Hindi pa kami nagkakroon ng pagkakataon magkakilala ng personal pero every time naman na sumasaya ito o nalulungkot, laging si Kathryn naman ang dahilan,” he admitted.
Rommel shared that his son feels very strongly about his pretty Princess and I co-star. “Alam niyo one time nga nung na-hospital siya laging yung mommy lang niya nag-aayos. Pero nung second time, tumawag na sa akin si Karla (Estrada, Daniel’s mom). Sabi niya puntahan ko sa ospital so siyempre nag-worry ako dun kasi kung ano ba nangyari. Sabi sa akin ng nanay niya, ‘Sumama yata loob kay Kathryn (laughs)’ Hindi na naman makahinga (laughs),” he said.
Rommel also shared the advice he gave Daniel now that he is in the limelight. “Yung lagi kong sinasabi sa kanya na kung ano man ang marating niya, dapat ang paa niya nasa lupa, nakasayad. At huwag niyang kakalimutan magpasalamat sa Panginoong Diyos at sa mga taong sumusuporta sa kanya especially pamilya at yung mga fans niya at of course ang network. At yung panatiliin lang niya yung pagiging mabuting anak. We love you anak,” he said.
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Rommel Padilla is proud of son Daniel Padilla's accomplishments in showbiz
Rommel Padilla admits he was surprised by son Daniel Padilla's talent in acting and singing.