Dennis Padilla recalled the one time he had a conversation with Gerald Anderson, the current boyfriend of his daughter Julia Barretto.
On Ogie Diaz's latest vlog, the comedian said it happened back in 2019 when his daughter got caught up in the controversy of the actor with his then-girlfriend Bea Alonzo.
Dennis said that he personally approached the actor since he was affected by the issue involving his daughter.
“Natanong ko kay Gerald noon kung ‘Syota mo pa ba si Bea?’ Ang sabi niya, ‘Hindi.' Sabi ko, 'Okay, para wag naman lumabas na kontrabida yung anak ko.'"
"Tapos sabi ko, 'Sana ipagtanggol mo in public.' Sabi niya, 'Sige tomorrow, Tito Dennis, magbibigay ako ng interview," he recalled their conversation.
However, the interview did not happen due to a conflict of schedule with Star Magic's head Mariole Alberto.
That same day he and Gerald had the conversation, Bea released a statement regarding the alleged "ghosting" of the actor.
“And then noong gabi na 'yun, doon na-ambush interview si Bea. ‘Ay, hindi ko alam na wala na kami. Basta hindi na lang siya tumawag.'" he recalled Bea's interview.
"Eh nanonood ako noon. Sabi ko, 'Ay, magsyota pa ito.'" he added.
Asked if he felt mad about what happened, Dennis said, “Oo naman. Kasi syempre, feeling ko tinu-two-time mo anak ko."
Nonetheless, Dennis is happy with the relationship they have now as long as he won't hurt his daughter.
“Mahalin niya lang ‘yung anak ko. Sana ‘wag mong lolokohin at saka ‘wag mong sasaktan. Basta ang importante, mahal ka ng anak ko, mahalin mo rin siya," he said.
Although the two haven't talked again since the controversy, Dennis said he would be happy if the actor would reach out to him.
“Okay sa’kin kung kakausapin niya ‘ko. Malaking bagay sa’kin ‘yun kasi it’s showing your respect to the dad ng minamahal mo. Kasi mas mapapakita mo na mahal mo siya, ‘yung anak ko, kung irerespeto mo ‘yung tatay niya," he enthused.
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