Karla Estrada confessed she became emotional when she attended the graduation of her son JC Padilla recently. The Magandang Buhay host remarked that her son really prioritized his education.
“Iba ‘yung feeling, oo naiyak ako, unang anak ko na nag-graduate. Nakaka-touch kasi ‘yan si JC, si Carlito, ‘yung anak ko, kasi hindi talaga siya nagpabaya, ang aga niyang nag-graduate. Kaka-twenty lang tapos na siya sa pag-aaral dahil dere-derecho talaga siyang nag-aral,” she said.
Now that JC has graduated, Karla relayed that her son will be venturing into music next. “Ngayon magpapahinga lang kami ng isang buwan habang hinahanda ko ‘yung album niya. Gagawa siya ng album kasi talagang singer siya eh,” she relayed.
Meanwhile, Karla is also proud of her other son Daniel Padilla who is now also an entrepreneur aside from being an actor. Together with his business partners, Daniel opened a gastropub called District 8 recently. “Sobrang nakaka-proud [si Daniel] kasi alam mo naman na ‘yung anak ko at least at a very young age talagang naisip na niya na makisosyo sa isang business na maayos,” she said.
Did Daniel ask for her advice regarding venturing into business? “Of course nag-uusap naman kami tungkol diyan pero mas gusto ko kasi na parang mas marami ‘yung desisyon niya, ‘yung mas lamang ‘yung desisyon niya kasi ayaw ko na rin nang nasasanay siya na desisyon ko lang ang nasusunod,” she relayed.
Karla added that since the age of 19, she had already allowed Daniel to make decisions for himself. “Nong nag-start siya ng 19 years old, pinabayaan ko na siyang mag-desisyon ng sarili niya. Ginagabay-gabayan ko na lang. Kung medyo may konting sablay sasabihan ko ‘di ba?” she said.
Now that two of her sons have achieved success, Karla remarked that it feels great that all her sacrifices have paid off.
“Ang sarap lang na nagpe-pay off ‘yung mga pinaghirapan mo, ‘yung mga iniluha mo, ‘yung mga itinawa mo na kahit masakit nakangiti ka, nagpe-pay off. I think talaga sa buhay titingnan natin ‘yung positibong kakahinatnan,” she stated.