Recently on her personal Instagram account, Kris Aquino shared her sentiments on how much she appreciated the effort of Melai Cantiveros when it came to keeping in touch with her (READ:Kris Aquino responds to netizen asking where Melai Cantiveros and Karla Estrada are to show their support for her). Last July 31, Melai shared how touched she was at the Queen of All Media’s response. “Thank you so much Ms. Kris kasi na-appreciate pala niya yung mga text ko. Kasi hindi ko naman alam kung na-a-appreciate niya during that time so ngayon nalaman ko na at least may kahihinantnan pala yung mga concern ko sa kanya. May impact pala,” she shared during the Tide event held last July 31 in Makati city.
During the Fashion Walk-Off event, Melai’s four-year-old daughter Mela also had her runway debut. “First time din niya rumampa ngayon si Mela so parang sobra akong na-proud sa kanya. Hindi ko lang ma-express yung feelings ko kasi nasa stage ako pero bilang mama naisip ko, ‘Ay anak, it’s your time to shine!’ Ganun,” she proudly shared.
To prepare her daughter for the event, the Magandang Buhay host explained to Mela how to be professional. “Kasi parang sinasabi sa kanya, ‘Eto anak gagawin mo, i-enjoy mo lang anak ha. Pero hindi ka mag-pe-play ngayon.’ Dapat alam mo na may responsibility na kaakibat itong ginagawa niya. Para alam niya kung kailan maglalaro at kailan kailangan gawin itong bagay na ito. Thank you Lord kay Mela disiplinado siya. Meron akong disciplinary action na ginagawa sa kanya,” she explained.
During the Tide event, Melai also talked about her younger daughter Stela and husband Jason Francisco. “Yung one-year-old na anak ko thank God napakabait niya na bata and si Jason naman nasa kabilang channel siya so talagang mini-make sure namin na kaming mag-asawa ay mayroon kaming pang-hanapbuhay sa mga anak namin para talaga sa future meron silang pang-school,” she said.