Jeric Raval tells Aljur Abrenica: ‘Pag wala ka nang problema, pakasalan mo ‘yung anak ko’
Jeric Raval revealed that he had asked Aljur Abrenica, the boyfriend of his daughter AJ Raval, to marry the actress once the younger actor settles everything in his previous relationship.
Jeric opened up about his relationship with Abrenica during an interview for “Fast Talk with Boy Abunda” on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
“Nung una, syempre kinakausap ko si Aljur dahil ‘yung anak ko bata lang. Sabi ko lang kay Aljur, ‘Ikaw ba ay hiwalay?’ [Sabi niya], ‘Opo,'” Jeric said. (I talked to Aljur then because my daughter is still young. I told him, “Are you separated?” He answered, “Yes.”)
“‘Alam mo, tatlong bagay lang ang ipapakiusap ko sa’yo,'” Jeric continued, recalling his plea to Abrenica. “Una, ‘yung anak ko ay bata pa. Pangalawa, ‘yung biyenan mo ay kaibigan ko. E ano kayang sasabihin ko sa biyenan mo ‘pag nagkita kami? Baka sabihin kinukunsinti ko kayo.'”
(“I only have three things to ask from you. First, my daughter is still young. Second, your father-in-law is my friend. What would he say if we bumped into each other? He might think that I am tolerating you and AJ.”)
Jeric was referring to actor-turned-senator Robin Padilla who is the father of Abrenica’s estranged wife, actress Kylie Padilla.
“Sabi ko, ‘Iayos mo muna ‘yung sarili mo, hijo. Wala naman akong problema sa inyo dahil buhay niyo ‘yan e. Pagdating sa buhay pag-ibig ng anak ko, hindi ko na saklaw ‘yon.'”
(I told him, “Fix yourself first. I don’t have a problem with your relationship [with AJ] because it’s your life. When it comes to my child’s love life, I no longer have a say on that.”)
“Pangatlo, ang sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Ang anak ko, gusto ko pakasalan mo. Basta ‘pag ayos ka na, wala ka nang problema, pakasalan mo ‘yung anak ko,'” Jeric disclosed. (Thirdly, I told him, “I want you to marry my daughter. Once everything is settled, marry my daughter.)
Jeric also admitted during the interview that he was initially against AJ taking on sexy roles, which apparently prompted the actress to keep her projects secret from her father.
The veteran action star then recounted an instance when he had to act like he was answering a phone call while watching one of his daughter’s films, just so he could go out of the theater and skip the actress’ intimate scene.
“Kaya lang nandyan na, wala na akong magawa. Anyway, 21 [na si AJ e],” Jeric said. (But it is what it is; there’s nothing I can do about it. Anyway, AJ is already 21.)
After over a year of being hounded by dating speculations, AJ and Abrenica made their relationship public last Feb. 14. Just days ago, AJ reiterated that she and the actor only became romantically involved after the latter had separated from Kylie. /ra