MANILA, Philippines – Speaking from experience, former actress Karla Estrada said she constantly reminds her son Daniel Padilla to take it slow with regards to his love life.
|Actor Daniel Padilla poses with his parents.
Despite four serious relationships which resulted in children, Estrada was never married to any of her former partners.
“Lagi kong sinasabi kay Daniel na ‘Siguro anak ang pagseseryoso, nasa mga 30s or late 20s talaga.’ Na-experience mo eh. Paano ka matututo kung hindi mo napagdaanan?” Estrada told host Kris Aquino during her guesting on “KrisTV” on Wednesday.
Estrada said she is proud of what Padilla has become, considering that he is now one of the hottest young stars of his generation.
But Estrada does not take full credit for it.
“Sobra naman 'yung effort [nung tatay]. Talagang hindi ko mahindian na talagang nauwi na sa awa. Tinignan ko na lang na obligasyon ko sa mga anak ko na makasama nila ang mga ama nila. Hindi ko na lang inisip 'yung mga nangyari,” she said.
Estrada said she is happy that Padilla has grown to be a good and responsible son.
Aside from not being materialistic, she said the young actor is mature enough to think of the future.
For instance, instead of insisting to have a big party for his 18th birthday, Padilla decided to save the money instead and spend it for the house they are building for their family.
"Hindi na daw [mag-party], unahin na lang 'yung sa bahay namin," Estrada said.
Padilla will be turning 18 next year.
In the interview, Estrada also said she's happy that her son is trying his best to spend time with their family despite his busy schedules.
"Hindi ko na nga siya nakikita, tulog na lang siya pagdating sa bahay pero he really tries na mag-bigay ng time para sa amin at makita ang daddy niya," she said.
Currently, Padilla is one of the lead stars of hit series "Princess and I." He is also part of Star Cinema's "Sisterakas."