Elias Modesto, the son of former couple Ellen Adarna and John Lloyd Cruz, has turned three.
For his third birthday on Sunday, June 27, two separate celebrations were held for Elias—one with his father and another with his mother and her fiancé Derek Ramsay.
Below are photos from the Spider-man-themed parties Ellen and John Lloyd each held for their son, as seen on Instagram:
Ellen, 33, and John Lloyd, 37, became a couple in 2017 then parted ways in 2019, just over a year after they welcomed Elias.
Previously, Ellen revealed that she has a “co-parenting setup” with John Lloyd.
She also recently described her former partner as a "present father" to their son.
"Si John Lloyd, present father. He wants to be present," she said, before stressing that, "[Elias] needs his father as much as he needs me."
In an exclusive interview with G3 San Diego for Mega Entertainment, John Lloyd, who recently made his showbiz comeback, opened up about being a first-time parent with Ellen.
"Parang pang pelikula lang pala yung ano—'yung parang nalaman mo parang, ‘Magiging tatay na ako!’ Para sa akin hindi. I mean, kung ano 'yung nangyari sa akin, hindi. To each his own. Baka naman sa iba, totoo ‘yun and you can never tell kung ‘yun ay totoo o hindi. Okay yan, ‘yung nangyari sa ‘yo. Pero para sa akin… We wanted it eh. Alam naman na namin na it was going to happen," he said.
Ellen is now engaged to Derek, who also has a son with his former wife Mary Christine Jolly.
The couple announced their engagement last March, just a month after they admitted their relationship.
Previously, Derek revealed that John Lloyd personally congratulated him on the engagement when the latter visited his home in Alabang to fetch Elias.