Vilma Santos recalls day when she and Edu told young son Luis about their impending separation | Inquirer Entertainment
Close  

Vilma Santos recalls day when she and Edu told young son Luis about their impending separation

/ 06:49 PM August 25, 2021
Luis Manzano and Vilma Santos

Luis Manzano and Vilma Santos. Image: screengrab from YouTube/Luis Manzano

Vilma Santos looked back at the day she and her ex-husband, actor Edu Manzano, told their son Luis Manzano that they were separating.

Santos and Edu married in 1980. Their marriage was annulled two years later in 1982.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Unfortunately, hindi naging successful ‘yung marriage namin ni [Edu] (my marriage with Edu was not successful.). I think you were four years old then,” the actress-congresswoman recalled while responding to a fan question on Luis and his wife Jessy Mendiola’s YouTube vlog yesterday, Aug. 24.

The Star for All Seasons recalled that she and Edu took then-preschooler Luis to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, where they told him about their separation.

FEATURED STORIES

“Sa Libingan ng mga Bayani, kasi walang tao doon,” Santos said to her son. “Basta ‘yun ang naaalala ko, kinausap ka naming dalawa.” ([We took you to] the Heroes’ Cemetery because there were no people around. That’s what I remember, we talked to you.)

The actress recounted that she and Edu explained what was happening to their relationship at the time while assuring Luis that they loved him.

“Naaalala mo kung anong sinagot mo, anak? Sabi lang niya sa amin, ‘It’s okay. Boy need girl. Girl need boy.’ Yun ang sinabi mo talaga,” she narrated to Luis and Mendiola. (Do you remember what you told us, son? He just told us ‘It’s okay. Boy need girl. Girl need boy.’ That’s all that you said.)

Though Santos and Edu have gone their separate ways, the actress is pleased with their “good relationship” as exes.

“Kami ngayon ng dad mo, napakaganda ng aming pagsasamahan. Maligaya siya sa kanyang buhay ngayon, and same here. Basta’t ang importante, we are one family,” she told Luis.

(Your father and I have a very good relationship right now. He is happy with his life now, and same here. What’s important is we are one family.)

ADVERTISEMENT

Santos married Sen. Ralph Recto at San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa city in Batangas in 1992. They have one son together, Ryan Christian.  /ra

RELATED STORIES:

WATCH: Luis Manzano reveals in guessing game he was offered to host ‘StarStruck’

WATCH: Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola exchange vows in intimate wedding

The hottest entertainment news straight to your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Edu Manzano, Jessy Mendiola, Luis Manzano, Ralph Recto, Vilma Santos
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.