Actress Jodi Sta. Maria is all about bonding with her son Thirdy after finishing her successful soap Pangako Sa’Yo.
Jodi, in a recent interview, shared that she is all about relaxing since she has no project to be busy with as of the moment.
As part of her unwinding with her son, Jodi will be flying to Africa with her best travel buddy.
“We’re leaving for Africa, ito ‘yun plinano na namin last year pa,” she started.
According to Jodi, they decided to go to Africa simply because Thirdy is very much into animals.
“Talagang nanonood siya ng mga channels na nagfe-feature ng mga animals sa wild. So parang naisip ko na magugustuhan niya kung actual niyang makikita ang animals na napapanood niya,” she explained.
Although she had been very busy with her last soap, Jodi shared that her only son is very understanding and supportive of the nature of her work.
“Kasi bata pa lang naman siya na-explain ko naman sa kanya and na-expose ko na siya sa line ng trabaho ko. Nakakasama naman na siya sa taping before. So alam naman niya na kapag hindi ako nakakauwi, alam niya na nasa work lang ako,” said Jodi.
But she did admit that there are days when being apart due to her work sometimes gets the best of her.
“Siyempre may mga times lang na nami-miss ako ng anak ko. At nami-miss ko rin naman siya. So ngayon talagang bumabawi ako sa time ko sa kanya,” she stressed.
A lot of people have been missing her tandem with Ian Veneracion, which was dubbed JodIan and AmorAdo, from their previous roles as Amor Powers and Eduardo Buenavista.
Jodi was quick to say that she too misses her dear friend whom described as a “very good listener.”
“Oo naman. Kasi si Ian sobrang professional. Napaka-gaan katrabaho. And not only that hindi lang kami basta magka-trabaho. Naging magkaibigan din kami talaga ni Ian,” she said.
Whether they are reuniting in a soap or a movie this year remains to be seen. What is certain though is that Jodi will be working on her own movie soon.
“Yes may movie akong gagawin this year. Pero kung ano ‘yung kabuuan ng detalye ng movie na gagawin, hindi ko parin talaga masasabi. So, until na makakuha ako ng go-signal tsaka ko sasabihin,” she said.
In the end, Jodi asked JodIan fans to just stay patient.
“Sa lahat ng tumatangkilik sa tandem namin ni Ian, hintay lang kayo. Who knows, baka this year, or next year ‘yung movie or isang teleserye na hinihintay niyo,” she said.