Sen. Bong Revilla and actress Jodi Sta. Maria. Composite image
MANILA -- Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. denied rumors that his son, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, is expecting a baby with girlfriend and "Be Careful With My Heart" star Jodi Sta. Maria.
Revilla was asked on the topic during a post-New Year gathering among his friends in the entertainment press on Friday.
"Hindi naman [buntis si Jodi]," he said.
Revilla went on to express his support for his son's relationship with Sta. Maria.
"What's important is that they're happy. Welcome si Jodi sa family namin," the former action star said.
The younger Revilla earlier denied that Sta. Maria is pregnant. The actress' leading man in "Be Careful With My Heart," actor Richard Yap, similarly addressed the rumor, saying fans may be confusing the pregnancy of Sta. Maria's character in the series with real life.
Sta. Maria has a son with former partner Pampi Lacson. The actress, in an earlier interview, said they are making steps to annul their marriage. The 24-year-old Revilla also has a son with former girlfriend Grace Adriano.
While Sta. Maria and Revilla have been seen attending family gatherings as a couple, they have separately denied planning to get married soon. -- Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News