LJ Reyes took a moment to fondly think of how her 11-year-old son Aki helped her become the mother she is now.
On April 19, the “She's the One” actress turned to Instagram to show her appreciation for her unico hijo with ex-boyfriend Paulo Avelino. In the post, she also gave a glimpse of their mother-son dynamic to her followers.
Having given birth to Aki when she was 22, LJ pointed out that she still feels the “generational gap” between her and her eldest child.
“Just an appreciation post,” she wrote. “I think I was quite young when I had you, but still the generational gap exists! Can’t deny that! Ako pa rin ang nanay, ikaw pa rin ang anak. There will be days when I wouldn’t understand you right away and vice versa. ‘Di ko na gets music niyo, at naco-corny-han ka sa music namin noon!”
One thing they do have in common is their “kakulitan” as LJ puts it: “Ang kulit ko parang naka-repeat araw-araw sa responsibilities mo, pero makulit ka rin naman sa kakaulit ng game time and currencies mo! So quits lang tayo. But you will always be my baby boy!”
LJ ended the post by cherishing the moments Aki has helped her grow as a mother.
“I pray that someday, you will understand why I want you to put God first above all else. Let Jesus be your guide! I still remember all the moments you made mommy very strong! And I keep that in my heart,” she added in the caption.
Aside from Aki, LJ has a three-year-old daughter named Summer Ayanna with ex-partner Paolo Contis.
LJ has been residing in New York with her two children since September of last year, following her split with Paolo.
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