MANILA – Actress Kylie Padilla became emotional as she talked about how her stepmother, Mariel Rodriguez, has been helping her with her pregnancy.
The daughter of action star Robin Padilla is currently six months pregnant with her first baby with her fiancé, actor Aljur Abrenica.
“My mom is not here, she’s in Australia. She’s taking care of my two siblings there, so understandable, right? Pero hindi ko in-expect na,” she began, unable to finish her sentence as tears ran down her cheeks. “Hindi ko in-expect na my stepmother would be the step-in mother.”
In her interview with Smart Parenting, Padilla shared that Rodriguez constantly checks on her and reminds her of the things she needs to do while carrying a child in her womb.
“Parang life got so much easier. She’s doing this while she’s a mother din to her kid. So thank you so much. Kakaiba din iyung love niya sa akin. Thank you, Tita,” she said, crying.
Padilla said she is thankful to have Rodriguez in her life right now.
“She’s being a mom to me, too,” she said.
Last month, Padilla revealed on Instagram that it was Rodriguez who organized her Little Prince-themed baby shower.
In the said post, Padilla profusely thanked Rodriguez who made the grand baby shower possible.
“I can't even fathom how much work you put into this night and even while taking care and being such a dedicated mother to baby Maria. Thank you again so much, even also for all the advice and all the help outside of the shower. Even Aj thanks you. I am blessed to have you there for me. Thank you, Tita,” she wrote.