Amy Perez recalls attempts to locate ex-husband Brix Ferraris for son’s sake
Amy Perez recently recalled the time when she and her son Adi unsuccessfully tried to locate her ex-husband, musician Brix Ferraris.
In an interview with Ogie Diaz which was uploaded on his YouTube channel, Perez talked about their search for Ferraris, who seemed to have disappeared on the face of the earth, just when their son, Adi, was longing to have a relationship with his estranged father.
“To be honest, wala talaga silang naging relationship. The last time nakita ni Adi ‘yung daddy niya is noong three or four years old siya. Tapos nag-paalam si Brix na magta-Timezone sila. Tinupad niya. And I think during that time na nag-Timezone sila, pinangakuan niyang babalik siya — [pero] hindi naman bumalik si Brix,” she said.
(To be honest, they didn’t have any relationship at all. The last time Adi saw his daddy was when he was three or four years old. Then Brix said that they would go to Timezone. He fulfilled it. And I think when they were in Timezone, he promised that they would return there — but he didn’t come back.)
The “It’s Showtime” host then shared that she and her son did their best to track him down in their own way, but Ferraris just couldn’t be found, even on the internet.
“Nag-effort kami ni Adi separately. Hindi ko man sinasabi sa kanya na harapan, nag-effort akong hinanap ko. Siya din nag-effort, feeling ko. And pareho na kaming umabot sa parehong conclusion na hindi namin siya mahanap, kahit Google hindi siya mahanap (Adi and I made an effort separately. I didn’t tell him this face-to-face, but I put effort into looking for him. I felt he made an effort too. And we both arrived at the conclusion that we couldn’t find him, even through Google),” she said.
In the course of their search, Perez later on got wind that Ferraris had already taken up residence in the United States. It was then that she came to the realization that her ex-husband just didn’t want to have anything to do with her nor with Adi.
“May mga nakapagsabi lang na nasa America siya. Hindi ko na rin inalam kung may pamilya ba siya du’n or ano. Wala na. Basta may nakapagsabi lang sa akin na ayaw na niya pag-usapan ‘yung tungkol sa anak niya kay Amy Perez. So okay na ‘yun sa amin. ‘Yun ang nakarating sa amin. So sige okay na,” she said.
(I was informed that Brix is currently based in the US. I didn’t investigate anymore if he has a family there or what. Nothing. I was informed that he doesn’t want to talk about his child with Amy Perez. So that’s okay for us, that this happened to us. It’s okay.)
The TV presenter also noticed that her Adi eventually came to terms with his father’s absence, while ensuring that he still feels loved by her current husband, radio personality Carlo Castillo and step siblings.
“Kahit hindi man niya directly sinasabi sa akin, pero parang tinuldukan na niya [‘yung paghahanap]. Parang natanggap na niya na hindi natin siya mahanap. Minsan nga jino-joke na nga lang niya eh. Parang puma-punchline na lang siya about his dad,” Perez said.
“Pinapaliwanag ko na lang kay Adi na, ‘Walang kulang sa’yo anak. Buo ka. Buo tayong pamilya. Nandyan si Carlo, ang daddy mo. Hindi mo man siya kadugo, mahal ka niyan. Sinusuportahan ka niyan. Mahal ka niyan.’ So mas na-appreciate niya ngayon si Carlo. Mas na-appreciate niya ngayon ‘yung mga kapatid niya,” she further added.
(Even if Adi didn’t say it outright to me, it’s like he stopped looking as well. He accepted that we couldn’t find him anymore. Sometimes, he makes a joke about it. He makes certain punchlines about his dad. I explain to him that there’s nothing wrong with him. He’s whole. We’re a complete family. His daddy Carlo is there. He might not have Carlo’s blood running through your veins, but he loves you. He supports you. So he [Adie] appreciates Carlo now. He appreciates his step siblings more now.)
Perez has been married to news anchor Carlo Castillo since November 2014. They have two children together.
The “It’s Showtime” host previously tied the knot with Ferraris in 1995, until she filed an annulment in 2000. Her first attempt was denied by the Supreme Court, before it was eventually granted in October 2014. EDV