Kim Chiu was ecstatic about her extended birthday celebration when she met her estranged father during her recent trip to Mindoro. The reconciliation came about when her dad sent people to meet her at the airport last April 29. “May show ako sa Mindoro tapos dun siya based [ngayon]. Nagkita kami, pinadalhan niya kami ng marshall. Pagbaba namin ng eroplano, [sabi sa amin], ‘Pinadala kami ng papa mo.’ Sabi ko, ‘Ha?’ Tapos may pa-cake sa kwarto, ‘Happy birthday.’ Nakakaiyak. [So napagdesisyunan ko na] sige babatiin ko na. Tapos ayun, pagkatapos ng show pinuntahan ko siya sa bahay nila,” she said in an interview with Push.com.ph and other ABS-CBN reporters at the Kapamilya trade launch last Tuesday, May 7.
The pretty chinita further shared that she decided to bury the hatchet since she’s has grown up now anyway. “Eh, wala, siyempre, sabi ko nga sa Instagram ko ilang taon din kaming hindi nag-usap. Tumatanda na kami, so siguro it’s about time na kalimutan na natin yun. Hindi naman kami nagiyakan. Nag-hug, chenes. ‘O ano, tanda na tayo, Pa,’” said Kim who was very happy about their unexpected reunion.
Kim added that her dad actually apologized for whatever failings he made in the past. “Wala naman, sabi niya, ‘Napatawad mo na ako? Bati na tayo. Sorry.’ Eh, matanda na tatay ko. Kinalimutan ko na yung nangyari.” The 23-year-old also got the chance to meet her half-siblings. At this point, she no longer harbors any ill will with the fact that her dad has another family. “Marami [akong kapatid sa ama] Oo, na-meet ko sila. Masaya naman.”
After that happy reunion, Kim’s dad made the effort to visit her in Manila. Even their relatives were so happy that Kim finally made peace with her estranged father. “Lumuwas sila dito sa Maynila kasama nung lola ko, mga tita ko, kasi nasiyahan sila na okay na, ganyan. Yun nag-dinner kami. Siyempre masaya rin yung mga kapatid ko. Yung lola ko naiyak. Masaya naman sila lahat kaya nagpa-dinner lola ko.”
Asked if she’s also ready to make peace with her estranged mom, Kim simply stated that only time will tell if a reconciliation is forthcoming between them.