“Now that I’ve owned being a woman, being a mother actually made me into the woman who I am now,” Kylie Padilla said in her recent interview on Fast Talk with Boy Abunda on November 3, 2023.
"I relish in [sic] being a woman. My power is being a woman–just being a woman makes me powerful,” she said. It is apparent in her interview that she is content and at peace.
Kylie also talks about what she learned in love. “Medyo cliché, e, but I wish nagtira ako para sa sarili ko kasi I gave my all talaga.
“Sa relationship namin, there was a point in my life na dadaanan ninyo talaga as people in relationship will go through struggles, daraan talaga. Kasama talaga yon.
“But because I made the promise of marriage, even if sabi ko sa sarili ko, 'Okay, if I’m unhappy now and magiging ganito na yung set-up namin, ipaglalaban ko pa rin para sa mga anak ko.' Kylie Padilla marriedAljur Abrenica in December 2018.
“Inubos ko and nauwi rin sa hiwalayan. Galing ako sa broken family so ayokong matulad…
'I don't believe in marriage'
Kylie said she hates the perception that it’s a norm for celebrities not to have long-lasting relationships.
“I hate it when people say, ‘Artista yan, papalit-palit lang. That’s their life. Ganoon talaga ang style ng mga artista when it comes to relationship.’
"But people don’t know how much it hurt me. It’s very unfair and I wanted more for my kids talaga.
She doesn’t believe in marriage but wanted to try for the sake of her kids. Kylie and Aljur have two sons, Alas and Axl.
“I made a promise talaga to myself, e. Kahit na I went postpartum [depression] noon and postpartum [depression] was very hard, a very difficult thing for a woman to go through, pero ipinaglaban ko pa rin hanggang sa dulo na paninindigan ko yung ginawa namin na kasal.
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“The fact na it wasn’t returned, masakit sa akin.
“Sa totoo lang, I don’t believe in marriage. I don’t. But because I want my kids to have a whole family, I did it. I did it because gusto kong maranasan nila yon, yung buo yon.
Does Kylie have any regrets marrying Aljur? “Walang pagsisisi kasi my kids have really a good relationship with their dad until now.
“And one thing that I don’t want them to go through is wala silang tatay or maramdaman nila na wala silang tatay, so wala akong pagsisisi.
“Saka I don’t wanna hold my ex Aljur in a negative light. Never ever. Magre-reflect yon sa akin,” she said.
'I want to be a good example'
When it comes to her motherhood, Kylie wants to model womanhood to her sons. “I just want to be the woman a good example for my kids the kind of woman that they would like I want them to know how to love a woman because I'm the first woman they'll ever know so I want them to be open to our struggles.
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She adds, “I just want to be the kind of woman that's they [will] want right or the kind of woman they think they [will] need to protect because men are made to protect."