Actor Kristoffer Martin surprised his fans and followers Thursday, January 21, as he revealed that he is already a father.
On his Instagram page, the 26-year-old shared photos of his four-year-old daughter, whose name is Precious Christine or simply Prè, for the first time.
"Hi, everyone. Meet my daughter, Prè," he wrote in the caption.
In an interview on 24 Oras, the first-time dad explained why he waited years before he introduced his daughter to the public.
"Hindi naman talaga ako malabas ng personal… sobrang konti lang makikita n'yo sa personal life ko. That's me," he said.
“Alam ko kasi i-balance yung work sa personal life, e. Sabi ko I want to give the privacy na deserve niya," he added.
Nevertheless, Kristoffer said people close to him already knew about his daughter.
"My friends know. Madaming nakakaalam. Ninong pa nga si Alden (Richards), ninang si Bea (Binene), si Rodjun (Cruz), si Thea (Tolentino). Madami pa, as in madaming nakakaaalam, he said.
When asked about the mother of his child, he said, "Things didn't work out, eh. We talked about this, napag-usapan na. I won't go into details kasi hindi na naman dapat sabihin.”
"I love my daughter… I really love my daughter," he went on.
“Hinding-hindi ko pababayaan si Prè. Hindi niya mararamdaman na nawalan siya ng tatay. Na wala ako doon. Sabi niya, kahit ano'ng mangyari anak ko si Prè. So good thing may ganoon kaming usap," he added.
According to Kristoffer, he is proud and happy with his decision to finally share his daughter to the world.
“Sobrang tagal ko na gustong ilabas, as in sobra. Eh sabi ko, 'Lord penge lang ng sign, isang tao lang talaga.' Proud ako na nagawa ko 'to kasi she deserves this, she really deserves this," he said.