MANILA, Philippines - Actor Patrick Garcia is going to be a father again.
In a press conference for his latest series "Apoy Sa Dagat" on Tuesday, Garcia revealed that his non-showbiz girlfriend is pregnant.
"May girlfriend ako who's pregnant and we are happily expecting a baby girl next month. It was not a secret. I just don't want to talk about it because I want my private life private," Garcia told reporters.
But Garcia denied that he already married his girlfriend.
Garcia also denied that his partner's pregnancy was the reason behind his rift with former girlfriend Jennylyn Mercardo, the mother of his son Alex Jazz.
"I've always explained to Jen naman. Kasi few months ago work was scarce, wala masyado, so 'yung suporta ko kay Jazz naho-hold back pero I explained to Jen na pagdating ng soap na ito I will always give to Jazz," he said.
"Pero feeling niya siguro I was really holding back because hindi ako nakapagbigay ng two months. Pero noong third month nakapagbigay ako, pero nangyari na lahat. So sana if she was just patient and if she just believed me na what I was saying was true, sana hindi kami nagaway-away," he added.
In the end, Garcia said he's just hoping that everything will turn okay and that they could still fix their problems.
"Sana magkaayos. I still love my son very much, I love him very much. I love Jazz. I miss him and I want to spend many days with him because I don't want him to grow up not knowing me," he said.
Last December, Garcia said he finally got see his son again with the help of Mercado's mom.
The actor believes that Mercado would eventually welcome him again in their son's life.
"I think Tita Lydia was honest naman na after a while sinabi niya kay Jen na nagpunta ako doon, which is the right thing to do. Tita Lydia advised me na 'yung problema namin ni Jen kami lang ang makakaayos. So I'm just waiting for the right timing na I have to approach Jen and tell her na we should talk," he said.
"Pero the timing is so crucial to me. Gusto ko everything is okay, 'yung wala na siyang galit," he added.
"I'm still the father of Jazz and one day her heart will soften and allow me to see our son again."