In an interview with Anthony Taberna in the afternoon program Tapatan ni Tunying, Manny Pacquiao revealed that his mother, Dionisia, is currently in a relationship with a 40-year-old guy from Cebu. The boxing champ further relayed that his 64-year-old mother wants to get married. Manny stressed that he is not in favor of her mother's plan to tie the knot again.
"Sinabihan ko siya, ‘Ikaw na bahala, kung hindi man kita mapilit kung sundin mo ‘yung gusto ng katawan mo, ‘yung desire ng flesh or sundin mo ang gusto ng Panginoon. Gusto pa nga magpakasal, sabi ko ‘Kung kami tanungin mo ayaw namin ng mga anak mo,’” he said.
According to Manny, Mommy Dionisia’s marriage to her first partner still hasn’t been annulled. "Si mama at si papa hindi sila kasal, si mama at ‘yung unang asawa niya, kasal sila, ‘yung unang napangasawa buhay pa," the boxer stated. But Manny is leaving all the decision to his mom stressing, “Hindi ako nagkulang ng pagpapaalala.”
Manny also discussed his relationship with wife Jinkee in the interview. The boxer turned politician remarked that his relationship with his wife has gotten stronger over time. “Hindi na [kami nag-aaway], kung mag-away man kami maliit na bagay lang and then after five minutes okay na.”
Manny admitted that he got into such big fights with Jinkee before that they almost went their separate ways and that he turned their relationship around the moment he got closer to God. “Sabi ko [noon kay Jinkee] ayokong mangako sa ’yo kasi ilang beses na akong nangako sa ’yo pero hindi ko naman natupad, na sa ’yo kung gusto mo pa ako o hindi pero ako sinu-surrender ko na ang sarili ko sa Panginoon.”
Manny and Jinkee have 5 kids. When asked if he plans to have another child, Manny commented, “Okay naman ‘yan lima o kung madagdagan, ang Panginoon na ang bahala.”