Relationships don't always go as planned, and it's kids who suffer the most. Kapamilya actress and single mom Mickey Ferriols acknowledges it, and she did everything to make sure her son wouldn't.
"It's very unfair na ang kids natin ang magsa-sacrifice, ang magsa-suffer, just because hindi nagkakasunduan yung parents, it's very unfair," she said in ABS-CBN's morning talk show Magandang Buhay.
"They did not ask for that. Ang gusto lang nila, ang kailangan lang nila ay yung pagmamahal natin," Mickey added.
Mickey and her ex, actor Archie Alemania, were together from 2005 to 2009 and have a son, Brent Marcus, now 15. Archie welcomed his first baby in 2019 with his wife Gee Canlas ni 2019. He has two more kids from previous relationships.
How Mickey Ferriols learned to forgive and move on
Not all exes get along well. Mickey and Archie used to always argue. When asked how Mickey got past the hurt of ending a relationship, she says it's easy when your child is your priority.
"Ang sinabi ko you know what my son needs Archie, who is happily married right now. When you don't think about yourself madali 'yung decision. When you're selfless, it's so easy, ganoon yung nangyari," the single mama shared.
Mickey added, "Isipin mo na lang walang maidudulot na maganda whether sa anak or sa iyo or sa future niyo ang pagiging bitter, ang pagiging unforgiving. It's not helpful, and it's not healthy."
The single mom is proud to say that she and Archie get along well and are co-parenting peacefully. She swears her amicable relationship with her son's father makes her son happy.
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Their communication lines are open, and Archie can spend time with Brent anytime. The teenager can also spend the night at his dad's or go out of town with him.
Watch Mickey's interview on Magandang Buhay below: