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  • Patrick Garcia hugs his son for the first time!

    For the first time, Patrick Garcia (right) comes face to face with Jennylyn Mercado, with whom he had a publicized rift two years ago, and hugs his son Alex "Jazz."
  • Jennylyn Mercado & Patrick GarciaBy Erwin Santiago


    These were the simple yet meaningful words of Patrick Garcia when asked about the status of his two-year-old rift with ex-girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado.

    It came hot on the heels of  Jen's (Jennylyn's nickname) arrival at the first birthday party of his niece, Claire Kendra, the daughter of his sister Chesca with cager Doug Kramer, at the Alabang Country Club yesterday, June 27.


    Just before the birthday party began, the happy encounter took place. The Kapuso actress showed up with baby Jazz in tow. Patrick came rushing to the door, where he finally got to hug his almost two-year-old boy for the first time.

    There was a bit of awkwardness, which became insignificant as all-eyes were on the father and son.

    In an exclusive interview, Patrick told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "It's the first time I saw my kid and...I'm happy nakita ko na rin siya finally."

    Does that mean that things are already well between him and Jennylyn?

    He replied, carefully choosing his words, "Well, yeah, okay naman kami ni Jen. So far, so good...."

    And with a smile, he shared the good news: "I've been granted nga to be able to visit my kid! So yun, okay na."


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    Photography by Melo Balingit

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