One of the things that Jodi Sta. Maria is thankful for in her life is her friendship with Iwa Moto who also serves as a second mother to her son Thirdy. Iwa is the present partner of Panfilo “Pampi” Lacson Jr., who was the former husband of Jodi.
“Ako I am very happy din sa relationship nila and I am very thankful din don sa friendship namin ni Aileen (Iwa) at nagpapasalamat ako kasi si Aileen din ‘yung tumatayong pangalawang ina ni Thirdy ‘pag nandoon siya sa daddy niya. And of course doon sa nag-blossom na friendship namin,” Jodi said in an interview at the press conference of Sana Dalawa ang Puso.
Jodi added that she appreciates the love that Iwa is providing Thirdy. “Alam mo siguro parang there is no greater feeling noh na malaman mo na ‘yung anak mo minamahal siya and natutuwa ako na parang ‘yun nga sinasabi namin lagi kay Thirdy na hindi man talaga nag-work out ‘yung sa amin ng daddy niya pero ‘yung aming little family, ‘yung blended family namin di ba, parang mas dumami ‘yung mga taong nagmamahal sa kanya,” she said.
Asked how her friendship with Iwa began, Jodi relayed, “It all started a few years back na when she had just given birth to Mimi (Iwa’s daughter with Pampi) and ayun I reached out to her and congratulated her for their new baby and you know I just sent a little something for them.”