Seasoned actor and politician Edu Manzano gets candid on his shortcomings as a parent: “I was seeing my children drift away.”
If there’s one thing seasoned actor and politician Edu Manzano regrets in life, it is that he let his work get in between his commitment to his children – Luis, Enzo, and Addie – when they were growing up.
In a tell-all Instagram post last Sunday, the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano star confessed to his shortcomings as a father, and how this changed once he saw his three kids starting to drift apart.
“I was wrong early in life because I thought I had to work, work, and work. And then slowly, I was seeing my children drift away. Doon ko na-realize na andami kong sinayang na oras,” he said.
Nevertheless, Edu – who has been around in showbiz since as early as 1979 – has more than enough time to make up for what was lost, and he’s proud to say that he’s doing just that.
“So now, when they’re home, every free moment I have I spend with them. I’ve never spent so much time texting or calling them as I do now. Gusto ko lang na kasama sila. To more bonding moments with you guys this year!,” he said.
Luis is Edu’s son with his former wife, fellow screen veteran and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. Enzo and Addie, on the other hand, are his children from his previous relationship with actress and model Rina Samson.