Nyoy Volante revealed that it was not smooth sailing between him and wife Mikkie Bradshaw during the early years of their relationship.
“Noong hindi pa kami kasal, ang talagang main problem namin is ‘yung trabaho ko na palagi akong wala sa bahay gano’n, lagi akong ginagabi umaga. Ngayon parang nawala kasi yun, nabura,” he shared during their interview on morning talk show Magandang Buhay.
Nyoy added that even though his workload got heavier now that their married, Mikkie has become more understanding.
On the other hand, Mikkie admitted that Nyoy’s relationship with her daughter Sofie was a big deal breaker in their relationship. Both Nyoy and Mikkie have children from their previous relationships.
“It would be a deal breaker if my daughter doesn’t accept someone that I am dating. So two weeks pa lang kaming [together],” Mikkie shared, to which Nyoy added, “we decided na i-introduce na ako kay Sofie.”
Nyoy also shared how he became close with Sofie.
“Sa totoo lang nung nagkita kami sabi ko, ‘Bahala na kung ano mangyari basta ako makiki-relate ako sa kanya kung paano ako nakiki-relate sa mga tao, sa bata’. Natural lang, titignan ko kasi ayaw ko siyang pilitin, ayoko siyang piliting magustuhan ako,” he explained.
Nyoy said it was a normal encounter and within 10 minutes they became playmates. Mikkie also gave him the permission to be a father figure to Sofie because, “Ever since alam ko talaga na she needed a father figure to complete the story, the circle, if you may, ng family namin.”
Mikkie also saw Nyoy was very ‘level-headed’ so she allowed him in helping her discipline her daughter.
“I agree naman with his moral standards, yung beliefs niya so I trust naman talaga na whatever discipline he instills is what I would do as well, baka mas strict lang siya,” Mikkie said.