Inamin ng aktres na si Julia Barretto na kaya hindi pa sila ulit nag-uusap ng amang si Dennis Padilla dahil may takot siyang nararamdaman.
Sa kanyang panayam sa batikang mamamahayag na si Karen Davila, ibinahagi niya ang nararamdaman niya tungkol sa ama.
“I’ll be very honest. We have not spoken and it’s because there’s just so much fear inside me now if I’m being very open. I’m just really scared because I feel like over the years it’s been a cycle of making up and getting hurt,” sey ni Julia.
“And you know, I just want to kind of huminga lang muna from that cycle and I’m just praying also na… I don’t know maybe in God’s time and way na magmeet kami in the middle without having to get hurt again,” dagdag pa niya.
Itinanong naman ni Karen kung napatawad na ba ng aktres ang kanyang ama.
“I think it’s not difficult for us to forgive. But it’s difficult to really just… It’s not the forgiveness, it’s to forget. It’s also just, there’s a lot of fear because I don’t know what’s gonna happen. But forgiveness, of course, definitely. That’s for my own peace of mind, ‘di ba? Hindi ko ipagkakait ang forgiveness but I’m just not that ready. There’s just been so much pain over the years since I was young. So parang I got tired of the same thing.”
Binigyan-diin ng 25 years old na kailangan lamang niya ng higit na pagmamahal at proteksyon mula sa ama ngunit hindi niya ito nakukuha.
“Sa commandments and the Bible ‘di ba, no matter what happens, they’re your parents. And I always ask God, actually, I say: ‘You know God, I know a parent is a parent and I’m only just a child but at the same time saan yung boundary na a child is also allowed to get hurt and have their own pains?’” aniya.
“I just need more love from him. More love, more protection. I just feel like he should be my number one protector and that’s not really what I’m getting right now from him. So it does hurt because dapat siya yung tinatakbuhan ko, di ba? But it is sad that I can’t. So I pray for it,” saad pa ni Julia. “Like God, can you forgive me even if… like right now hindi pa okay lahat?”
Naging honest naman ang aktres na nag-reach out si Dennis ngunit hindi pa talaga siya handa.
“I won’t lie, I mean he tried I’m just not really ready and I don’t wanna force myself. Because if you force yourself then it’s not genuine, hindi siya totoo. So I want to get to a point na, you know, when we speak it’s when I’m ready. It’s just over the years, it’s been the same conversation,” kwento niya.
Napag-usapan din nina Julia at Karen ang naging open letter ni Leon para kay Dennis, “I was very pained but not cry.”
“I think it was because it wasn’t new. But it was more like pain because before it used to be just between my dad and I. And now it was between my younger brother and my dad. And it’s painful because sometimes kung pwedeng sa akin na lang all the pain, if I could just spare my siblings from some traumas from certain conversations,” anang aktres.
Matatandaang nagbigay ng isang open letter si Leon para sa ama, matapos maibalita ang umano’y himutok nito nang hindi siya mabati ng mga anak na sina Julia, Leon, at Claudia noong Father’s Day.
“Sorry if I wasn’t able to greet you a ‘Happy Father’s Day’. It’s always been an awkward day for us cause we never seem to know where we stand with you every year,” pag-amin ni Leon.
Samantala, sinabi rin ni Julia na posible pa silang maging in good terms sa kanilang ama.
“Oh yeah. I think it’s possible. But I do hope though that there’s healing between everyone and na ma-resolve. But I’m not sure if it can ever be the same again. But that’s just the truth. I’m not sure if it can ever be the same again but I do hope for healing and just ma-resolve.”