"Now, family comes first."
These were the words of Baron Geisler on the topic of how it is like to be a father.
The actor, who is now based in Cebu with his wife Jamie Evangelista and their daughter Tali, relayed that his simple life away from the limelight has taught him a lot about humility and happiness.
“Sinubukan ko ang simpleng buhay sa Cebu. Sobrang simpleng buhay. It kind of worked. Nakatulong siya na magpa-humble sa akin," he said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
The actor added, "I learned how to live a simple life. You don’t need a lot to be happy. As long as you have a roof above your head, food on the table, shoes. Even air-conditioning, bonus na lang ‘yan. And good friends are important.”
According to Baron, the year 2020 made him realize a lot of lessons especially when it comes to parenting and family.
“Now, family comes first. More than any material things, family is the most important thing in the world," he stated.
“I consider 2020 as a blessing in disguise. Marami akong natutunan. I got to take care of my daughter. Naging hands-on pa kami ng asawa ko, si Jamie," he relayed.
The actor said that the pandemic has also taught him a lot about being a parent.
“Magkano na ang gatas ngayon? I would monitor and say, ‘Dalawang lata na lang ito. Kailangan nating bumili.’ I think mas nakilala ko rin ang sarili ko last year. I read a lot of books. Itong nangyari sa atin in this pandemic, dito mo mate-test ang character ng isang tao," he said.
The actor remarked that with the things he experienced last year, he could attest that God truly provides.
“Ang pangkabuhayan ko, whenever I pray, God answers. The universe provides. A miracle will happen. May pambili ako ng gatas at diaper para kay baby Tali," he stated.
Baron also remarked that since he became a father, he is no longer the same Baron before.
It can be recalled that the actor was embroiled in different controversies in the past.
‘”Yung character ko ngayon, hindi na ako maangas. Maybe, kailangan ko ang angas na ‘yan kapag kailangan ng pamilya sa pagbanat ng buto. Dahil may pamilya na ako, ayoko na ng gulo, for the sake of my wife and daughter," he said.
He continued, “As much as possible, kung may maghahamon sa akin, tatakbo na lang siguro ako. Ayoko na ng kaaway, especially kung kaibigan natin.”