MANILA - Veteran actress and Batangas 6th District Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto said she does not meddle with the affairs of her son, Luis Manzano, especially when it comes to his love life.
Speaking on DZMM, Santos said she respects all her son's decisions.
"Alam niya kung saan siya masaya, alam niya ang tama, alam niya ang mali. I am just here to guide him. He is old enough, mature enough to handle his life," Santos said when asked about Manzano's dates with actress Jessy Mendiola, who she has met on different occasions.
(He knows what can make him happy. He knows when he's right and when he's wrong. I am just here to guide him. He is old enough, mature enough to handle his life.)
She also said she does not pressure her son to get married or to have children.
"Hindi ko pwedeng panghimasukan kasi ang mas worse, magdesisyon siya tapos masisira rin. Siya naman ang nakakaramdam noon eh," Santos said.
(I cannot meddle [in his affairs] because it will be worse if he made a decision that he will regret. He'll know if it's the right time [to get married.])
Santos earlier expressed her support for her son after the television host received harsh criticism over his admission that he is dating Mendiola.
Manzano, three months after confirming his split with Locsin, told the media that he and Mendiola started going out. It was in response to a report claiming that they were already a couple, and after photos of them on a movie date surfaced.
Mendiola also earlier shared her experience in meeting Santos, who invited her for dinner.