Former EB Babe Lian Paz just had a proud mom moment at the graduation of Xonia, her eldest daughter with estranged husband Paolo Contis. On Instagram, she celebrated the milestone with a heartfelt post.
“Ate Xonia! Suddenly, it's time to start something new for you. I can’t believe you are going to high school already,” she wrote.
She shared an encouraging message for the 12-year-old achiever, who is commencing her grade school with high honors. “Always have courage like how you graduated today with flying colors! Take pride in your achievement and always be humble. I am always here for you basta wag lang math,” she joked. Aww!Instagram/liankatrina
In an interview with Pep.ph, Lian shared her thoughts on motherhood. “Ang bilis ng panahon. Totoo pala ang sinasabi nila na in a blink of an eye lang pala, di ba? Kumbaga, iti-treasure mo talaga habang lumalaki sila. Kasi, nagulat na lang din ako, noong pandemic, biglang laki, biglang tangkad.
“Mas matangkad na nga sa akin si Xonia. Sabi ko, magti-thirteen ka na nga pala,” she recalled.Instagram/liankatrina
ICYDK, Lian has been living in Cebu for quite a while now with her partner Jon Cabahug and their four daughters: Xonia, Xaylene, her other daughter with Paolo, Nina, her youngest daughter with Jon, and Lexy, Jon’s daughter with his previous partner.
Raising four little girls is no mean feat, and Lian is thankful to have Jon by her side throughout it all, especially because he treats her daughters like his own.
“All I can say is I’m very grateful. Kasi, hindi lang ako ang tinanggap mo. Tinanggap mo ang responsibilidad ko. Sina Xonia at si Xaylene.
"Hindi lang dahil kasama ko sila sa buhay, hindi lang dahil mga anak ko sila, itinuring mo rin sila talaga na mga anak mo. Sabi mo nga when you saw them, para kang nakakita ka ng mga anghel. Naawa raw siya sa mga bata na they were left behind at a young age.”
Since last year, Lian and Jon are already engaged, though it’s still unclear when they’re pushing through with their wedding, given Lian’s pending annulment case with Paolo. He also openly talked about wanting to adopt Xonia and Xaylene legally, although he’s still considering Paolo’s decision on the matter. “Sabi ni Attorney, kailangan kasi ng signature ni Paolo. Sabi ko, baka hindi papayag ’yon. Pero ako, sobrang gusto ko.”
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Female Network editors.