Jackie Forster on Andre Paras’ absence from family photo shoot: ‘Andre loves me, that’s enough’
Jackie Forster’s visit to the Philippines with her family has been chock full of reunions, from meeting old friends to guesting in talk shows with her children.
After reuniting this year with eldest sons Andre and Kobe Paras, it goes without saying that a major reason for her trip has been to spend time with them.
Based on Forster’s social media posts, the mom of five has been overjoyed to see her second son bonding with her three younger children Jared, Caleigh and Yohan.
As seen in an Instagram post by The Concept Room Studio on Friday, July 27, Kobe joined Forster’s second family for a heartwarming photo session.
The official photos, also shared by Jackie Forster, show sweet moments between Kobe and his half-siblings.
A picture of the 20-year-old cager and his mom bares their warm relationship after reconciling in early 2018. Forster captioned it with “‘For as long as I am living my baby you will be,’” a quote taken from children’s book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.
However, the photos still begged the question from some fans: where’s Andre?
It seems Forster preempted the questions when she made a sentimental post prior to sharing the family photo shoot.
In one picture, Forster snapped a selfie with her four children in the background gathered in a sunlit room.
“This was once just a ‘dream sequence’ for me, yesterday it was my reality,” mused the actress.
She acknowledged that her 22-year-old son was absent in the shoot: “While one of my babies wasn’t able to make time, the other one was there.. so what do I do???? Focus on all these beautiful kids in front of me, right??? Right.”
“One thing I know for sure is that Andre loves me. That’s enough for me at the moment,” she said. “That’s more than what I had not so long ago. This mama is keeping it positive.”
Last April, Forster revealed that after over a decade, she and her sons with cager Benjie Paras had finally restored ties.
But after May, it became apparent that Kobe was more inclined to bond with his younger siblings. Forster has yet to confirm if her eldest son has been able to meet her other kids.
Relations between Kobe and Andre also seem to be frosty, as both no longer follow each other on Instagram, as of this writing.
Only time will tell again if they can finally be complete, but for now, Forster is choosing to count her blessings. JB
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