Buboy Villar shared his experience becoming a father at 17 years old.
In an interview with Toni Gonzaga, Buboy said that it was love at first sight when he met Angillyn Gorens, his former partner and the mother of his two children. The actor said that they were not planning to have kids at the time when they decided to live together.
"Gusto ko talaga siya. Hindi namin talagang plano mag-anak noon. Plano lang namin was mag live-in kasi partners kami,” he shared.
At the initial stage of their relationship, Angillyn was already in the US. Buboy said that he could not take the long distance relationship so he invited Angillyn to live with him in the Philippines.
"Nasa America po siya non sabi ko huwag ka na sa America dito ka na lang sa Pilipinas... Lakasan ng loob po 'yun, kasi nasa America na siya noon. Sabi ko, ‘Parang hindi ko kaya na ganito yung set-up natin.’ Nilakasan ko 'yung loob ko. Sabi ko, ‘Uwi ka na lang kaya dito sa Pilipinas, magsama na lang tayo.’ Nagulat siya,” Buboy said.
Buboy relayed that Angillyn relocated to the Philippines without the knowledge of her parents.
"Hindi alam ng parents niya na pupunta siya na pupunta siya dito, na babalik siya sa Pilipinas which is mali. Alam namin na mali 'yun. Kumbaga ginawa namin 'yung gusto lang namin [na] hindi namin pinakinggan 'yung mas nakakatanda sa amin," he said.
According to Buboy, being a father was one of the best things that happened to him.
“Sa awa ng Diyos, ngayon okay naman na. 'Yung mga chikiting ko, mga makukulit na rin at masaya. Sa lahat ng laban ko sa buhay na ito, isa lang ang masasabi ko, isa 'yun sa pinakamagandang nangyari sa buhay ko, 'yung mga anak ko. Mas nakita ko kung gaano kahalaga ang buhay. Mas nakita ko 'yung sarili ko. Kasi po mas ano ako eh mas gusto ko na mas maging masaya sila," he remarked.
On the lesson he learned being a father, he relayed, "Dapat ingatan natin 'yung sarili natin kasi kapag hindi, paano na 'yung mga anak natin? Paano na 'yung future nila? Ayaw kong lumaki 'yung mga anak ko [at pagdaanan nila] 'yung mga pinagdaanan ko.”
Angillyn gave birth to her first child with Buboy in September 2017.
They revealed in October last year that they had separated. Both of them agreed to have a co-parenting set-up after their separation.