John Lloyd Cruzrarely opens up about his private life, so it's refreshing to hear him talk about his role as a father to son, Elias, and as a co-parent to his ex-partner, Ellen Adarna.
After his showbiz hiatus, the actor is stepping back into the industry. Just recently, he was featured as a guest on GMA-7's magazine show, Kapuso Mo, Jesica Soho (KMJS). During his exclusive interview with KMJS, John Lloyd was asked about his reaction to Ellen and Derek Ramsey's wedding.
The actor began his answer by drawing a clear line about where he stands in Ellen's life right now as a former partner.
"Finally she found the one. I have to put it in context and I have to be very careful because that's her (Ellen) life. Nagsisimula at natatapos sa anak namin yung aking masasabi patungkol sa kaniya," John Lloyd emphasized.
John Lloyd continued his answer by wishing Ellen "all the happiness in the world." He also considers Ellen's new relationship as an important part of their son's life.
"And I wish them both a strong and fun marriage. Kasi vital 'yun sa welfare at growth ng anak ko," John Lloyd said.
How is John Lloyd as a father?
In the same KMJS interview, John Lloyd was asked to describe how he is as a father. In jest, he answered: "Sana may kwenta." But on a more serious note, John Lloyd shared how he views his parenting style.
"I try my best to lead without imposing as much as possible. I try to bring him closer to nature," John Lloyd said.
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In an earlier interview, John Lloyd said his son is his life-saver. He says Elias has been a driving force to keep him motivated in life.
“Malaki ang talagang papel niya kung bakit, di ba, bumabangon ka, nagsusumikap ka. Kaya, naku, talagang malaki ang utang na… utang ko… utang ko ang buhay ko sa anak ko," John Lloyd said.
It is no doubt that parenthood in a co-parenting setting is challenging. For John Lloyd, it's important to always think about your children's welfare even though you and your ex-partner are starting to tread your own different paths.
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