After revealing that he became a father earlier this year, JC De Vera admitted that the arrival of baby Lana Athena has really changed his life. “Lahat, as in naging matured ako in all aspects of life. Natapos na yung stage ko na alam mo yun ma-good time, pero hindi ko sinasabi na titigil ako mag-good time pero mas magiging responsible enough lang ako para to look out for my small family,” he shared during the ABS-CBN trade launch event last August 2.
The 32-year-old actor said he feels blessed to have good projects as well as a happy family life. “Of course I feel great all the time. I always feel grateful kasi nga yung past kong projects tuloy tuloy at walang hinto. Pagdating naman sa work siyempre mas naging motivated ako sa lahat ng mga ginagawa ko dahil everyday excited ako to go to work dahil alam ko lahat ng pinagtratrabahuan ko lahat ito mapupunta sa baby ko,” he said.
With his daughter just a few months old, JC said he has fully embraced the responsibilities of raising a baby with his non-showbiz girlfriend. “Happy puyat mode ako. Napupuyat ako of course kasi siyempre coming from work, di ba late ako umuuwi tapos I wake up ng maaga kasi nga nagigising talaga yung baby ng maaga and I always look forward na makita siya na bagong gising kasi nga very positive yung aura ng baby ko so inaabangan ko talaga yung smile niya everyday,” he said.
JC said that he and his girlfriend Rikkah are focusing on the baby more than planning a future wedding. “We’re working on it. Can’t tell pa if big or small family. Not yet sure. Ngayon kasi talagang na-e-enjoy namin yung bawat moment eh and hindi pa namin napag-uusapan what if may second baby na? So hindi namin alam yung pakiramdam so nandito pa lang kami,” he said.
Apart from wanting to become a cool and supportive dad to his daughter, JC said he is also focusing on his food businesses. “It’s very stable na yung Burgery and meron akong bagong pinut-up na business na isa, yung Rustic Box Express. Up for franchising naman siya, small kiosks yun. Yung first branch namin mag-o-open kami in Ayala Feliz tapos the second branch is in Robinsons Manila so sila yung mga nauna kasing mag-purchase ng franchise so yun yung mga inuna namin,” he said.