It’s a rare opportunity, and we’re lucky to have witnessed this.
“Ako ay magiging isang kaibigan mo habang buhay.” [I will be your friend forever.]
These are the words uttered by “Queen Mother” Karla Estrada to actor Rommel Padilla; biological father of Karla’s son and “Teen King” Daniel Padilla.
Rommel made a surprise appearance on the Kapamilya show “Magandang Buhay” (where Karla is one of the hosts) on Tuesday, November 21, in celebration of Karla’s birthday.
Here’s what the singer-host had to say to Rommel: “Higit kong ipinagpapasalamat ‘yung naging parte ka ng buhay ko dahil mayroon tayong Daniel ngayon. Ako ay magiging isang kaibigan mo habang buhay. Magmamahalan tayo bilang magkaibigan dahil mayroong isang taong nagba-bond sa ating dalawa, ‘yan ay si Daniel.”
[I am so much grateful of you being part of my life because we have Daniel today. I will be your friend forever. We will love each other as friends because there is one person who is bonding the two of us together, that is Daniel.]
“At huwag kang mag-alala Meng, bali-baliktarin mo man ang mundo, mahal na mahal ka ng anak mo at ako ay saksi diyan. I love you, Meng,” Karla added while cracking jokes around.
[And don’t worry, Meng (Rommel), even if you turn the world upside down, your son loves you so much and I am a witness to that. I love you, Meng.]
She revealed that until now, the two of them still say “I love you!” to each other because they stayed as really good friends even after they decided to part ways. Karla also attested on how good a person Rommel is, and said she never experienced Rommel lift a hand on her.
Joker as she is, Karla jested: “Napaka-sweet na tao ito, araw-araw noong kami pa sasabihan ka ‘I love you,’ pagsisilbihan ka, ‘yun pala ang dami namin.”
[He is a really sweet person. When we were still together, everyday he would say ‘I love you’, he would serve you, only then I found out, there were many of us.]
But what does Rommel have to say to Karla and about the life she has now?
“I’m so happy for you. Ang buong pamilya Padilla, masayang-masaya kami dahil nandiyan ka na sa matagal na nating ipinagdarasal,” said Rommel who also wished her good health.
[I’m so happy for you. The entire Padilla family [is] very happy because you are finally where we have long been praying for you to be.]
Watch: Sweet messages of Rommel Padilla to Karla