Ina Raymundo approves of Julia Barretto for her son Jacob Poturnak.
For the latest episode of her Drunk and Spill series, Julia Barretto had Ina Raymundo — whom she has worked with on several projects — as her special guest.
“Finally nagkasama na kami. Kasi simula nu’ng nag-lockdown, palagi kami nagpa-plano na magkita. So, finally, after eight months,” Ina told Julia.
According to Julia, she considers Ina as both her mom and best friend.
“We were really thinking of, you know, someone who was really close to me, who really knew me. She’s just somebody that I call my mom and I always tell her you’re my half momma and my half best friend,” she said.
She added: “That’s just the kind of relationship that I was able to build with her. Not a lot of people know that we have this kind of relationship.”
Sharing how their friendship grew over the years, Ina said: “It all started back in 2016. So ‘yung una Vince and Kath and James, pangalawa ‘yung Ngayon at Kailanman, tapos Block Z, then ‘yung huli I Am You. Tapos ito ngayon, YouTube naman.”
“Parang feeling ko talaga daughter kita. Kung nagka-baby ako nung 19 years old ako, siya ‘yun,” she added.
In the said vlog, Ina revealed that she was one of the very first people who found out that Marjorie Barretto was pregnant with Julia.
“Back in 1996, nagkasama kami ng mommy niya, si Marjorie. So, isa ako sa pinakauna niyang sinabihan na pregnant siya with Julia na nu’n. That was August 1996. Parang that’s why we’re connected kasi nu’ng nasa tummy palang siya ng mommy niya, alam ko na siya. Isa ako sa unang nakaalam,” she said.
“That’s the relationship we were able to build. And I’m just thankful to have as well. And I’m even more grateful because she was so game to do this episode with us.”
While doing the vlog, Julia caught Ina’s son Jacob watching them. “Look at the very handsome son,” she said.
Ina, seemingly tipsy, spilled her son’s secret. She said: “Kuya, can I say that you have a crush on Julia?” Caught off-guard, her son responded: “You already said so…”
Looking at the camera, Ina reiterated her son’s admiration for Julia and said: “He has a crush on Julia.” To which Julia responded: “I didn’t know that.”
Ina continued to tease Julia and said: “Maybe you’ll be my daughter-in-law?” She went on: ”Kaya pala ‘yung feeling ko sa kanya para ko siyang daughter kasi daughter-in-law ko pala siya in the future.”
While Julia may be seven years older than her son, Ina doesn’t mind seeing her son spending the rest of his life with the young actress.
Ina said: “Why not?” Promptly responding, Julia said: “You don’t mind if I’m way older than your son?”
But Ina — who apparently had been in a relationship with someone who was seven years younger than her — said it’s no big deal
“You’re just seven years older. Hello, nagka-boyfriend ako seven years younger than me. Seven years, that’s not a big deal. Just wait ten years from now, you’ll be 33. Tingnan natin kung [magiging sila],” Ina said.
“Parang maliit na bagay na request lang eh no? Maghintay lang ako,” Julia said.
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Sharing advice for Julia, Ina said: “For me, I would say, stay the way you are. I know you want to have a family someday [so] have a lot of babies. At least four. You’ll have beautiful babies like you’re mom ‘di ba? Ang sarap talaga. It’s a blessing to have many children. Have more fun.”