In an interview with PEP.ph, singer Ogie Alcasid said he hopes his three children--Leila and Sarah, his daughters by ex-wife Michelle Van Eimeren, and Nate, his son with current wife Regine Velasquez--will become close as they grow up. "At least meron siyang ate (At least he has older sisters)," he said of Nate. "Gusto kong matututunan niya 'yon. Gusto kong lumaki sila na kinikilala nila 'yon, na magkakapatid sila. (I want him to learn about that. I want him to grow up knowing they're siblings.) I want them to be close as they can."
Ogie recently returned from Australia, where he spent time with his daughters. They gave him presents to take home to baby Nate. "Siyempre, kami rin, as well as ako, may regalo rin ang anak ko sa kanilang kapatid. Lalo na yung bunso ko, si Sarah, gustung-gusto niya ang iPod Touch na regalo ni Nate. 'Please tell Nate I love the gift so much!' Paano ko sasabihin kay Nate 'yon? (Of course, we--and even baby Nate--had gifts for his sisters. My youngest daughter, Sarah, really likes the iPod Touch Nate gave him. 'Please tell Nate I love the gift so much!' How do I tell Nate that?)"
He added that the two families are planning an August 2012 get-together, which will give his daughters the opportunity to meet their new brother.
For now, he's happy just being with Regine and, of course, Baby Nate. "Alam mo yung pag nakikita mo ang anak mo, nawawala ang pagod mo? Totoo talaga 'yon! Kahit anong sungit mo ng buong araw, kahit anong bad trip mo, kahit anong stressful ng araw mo, mapapangiti ka pag nakita mo yung baby. (You know how, when you see your child, all your worries disappear? That's really true! No matter how grumpy you've been the whole day, whatever your 'bad trip' is, and regardless of how stressful your day was, you'll just find yourself smiling when you see your baby.)"
Like Ogie, do you or your partner have children from a previous relationship? If you need advice, try these articles:
- 5 Things You Need to Know About Coping with a Blended Family
- Step Wars: 5 Tips for Blended Families Who Don’t Get Along
- Regine Velasquez Happy about Being a Mom, Dotes on Baby Nate
- Regine Velasquez Gives Birth to Baby Boy Nathaniel James, Name Trends on Twitter
(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)