In an interview with entertainment site Pep, actor Dennis Padiila said he was saddened when his dauhter, Julia Barretto, ignored him at the Dreamscape Christmas Party last year. According to him, he was there as part of the cast of Ikaw Lamang and he saw how the Mirabella star greeted the other artists at the event but totally avoided him.
“Nung pumunta ako doon, at the same time kasama rin ang ‘MiraBella’ dun kasi Dreamscape din yun, 'di ba? Ngayon, nakakasama lang ng loob kasi Julia was only two tables away. And alam naman niya na nandun ako pero hindi niya ako binati. Sakit. Masakit kapag in person,” he said.
Dennis also said he wanted to go home that time but his Ikaw Lamang co-star Coco Martin told him to stay strong and be more understanding of the situation.
Last July, the actor revealed that Julia and her mom Marjorie Barretto filed a case in court to have her name changed. Dennis said they have another hearing this February in Family Court. He added that he last talked to Julia last September at the wake of Randy Santiago's mother.
Despite their estrangement, Dennis still hopes that he will be invited to attend Julia's 18th birthday this March.
Julia and her mom has been mum about their issue with Dennis since it broke out mid-last year.