After FIBA 3x3 under-18 slam dunk champion Kobe Paras defended his title on Monday, his estranged mother Jackie Forster congratulated him on her Instagram account. Forster posted a photo of a young Kobe playing basketball with a caption saying, "I may just be Jackie to you and though I can only see you through tags on Facebook, but know that mama will always be proud of you, Kobe. I know one day God will replace all this pain we both feel with something wonderful."
Her sons with Benjie Paras, Andre being the oldest and Kobe the younger one, had been vocal about the resentments they have with their biological mother Jackie.
During Mother’s day the Paras family faced criticisms specifically the brothers since they did not greet their biological mother and only greeted step mother, Lyxen Diomampo. Kobe replied to an Instagram comment on his account and addressed Forster as “Jackie” only. Netizens had mixed reactions about the issue.
Main photo credit to jackie_forster IG