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  • John Lloyd Cruz Talks About Fatherhood in Poem for 'Elias'

    His partner Ellen Adarna reportedly gave birth last June.
    by Rachelle Siazon for .
John Lloyd Cruz Talks About Fatherhood in Poem for 'Elias'
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  • John Lloyd Cruz's latest Instagram post may be the closest thing we will ever get to an announcement that he is indeed a dad. 

    Today, October 1, John Lloyd showed a snapshot of his handwritten poem titled "Mga Ibon," on Instagram. At the end of of the poem, he wrote the date "Oktubre 1, 2018" and the words "Para kay Elias."

    The actor did not mention specifically in the poem or in the caption that Elias is his son, but it has been previously reported that he and his partner, Ellen Adarna, named their baby Elias Modesto.

    But if we are to use fatherhood as a context of the poem, it seems John Lloyd's new role in life is filling him with joy and contentment in life.

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    His poem read in part: “Mangmang pagdating sa'yo

    “Sa iisang tunog mong taglay

    “Sa kaaya-ayang sorpresa ng paglapit mo

    “Sa imahe ng kalayaan na tiyak iwinawaksi mo


    “Sa perpektong hubog ng iyong galaw

    “Sa lupa

    “Sa ere

    “Sa tubig

    “Sa'yong talentong alingawngaw ng isang ina.

    John Lloyd went on to describe how he enjoys quiet moments with his little one.

    “Sa'yong malabalong papel sa ating nakaratay nang sistema

    “Ako'y mangmang pagdating sa 'yo

    “Ang paulit-ulit mong huni ay kalinga sa aking mapagisang katahimikan.”


    John Lloyd has kept a tight lid on any information about his baby with Ellen since she reportedly gave birth last June.

    But despite shying away from the public, a photo of the couple frolicking with their baby at the beach made rounds online last Friday, September 28.

    Both John Lloyd and Ellen have been on showbiz hiatus since October last year.

    John Lloyd's last appearance in a showbiz-related event was during the Star Magic Ball that was held on September 30, 2017.

    His indefinite leave of absence from his work commitments as a Star Magic artist took effect since October 6, 2017.

    Star Magic is the talent management of ABS-CBN.


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    *Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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