Paolo Paraiso was ecstatic about the birth of his second son, named Lucas Miguel, with Mylene Dizon last April 22.
He's good friends with the mom of his kids—their first child is Tomas—and some people find their set-up rather unusual.
Last April 26, Showbiz Central host Mo Twister asked straightforward questions to Paolo about this arrangement with Mylene.
First off, did Paolo ever propose marriage to Mylene? And if he did, what was her response?
"Actually, hindi siya proposal," Paolo clarified. "When we were friends, we were talking about it na. Bago naging kami, e, we talked about these kind of things na, so alam na namin yung stand ng isa't isa on that issue. Marriage is something not to be taken lightly. So, kailangan pag papasukan mo 'yan, e, sigurado ka."
They now have two sons. Doesn't that change anything?
Paolo answered, "Ayoko kasing isipin na dahil may second child kami, e, we have to get together or we have to get married. Kasi in the long run, baka yun yung maging mistake pa namin. Kung magkakabalikan kami at magpapakasal kami, e, gusto ko yung reason namin between the two of us na okay na kaming dalawa and we want that choice together."
What's hindering them from tying the knot?
"Marami," admitted Paolo. "May mga conflict between us na kailangan namin i-resolve. Hindi ko masasagot kung ma-resolve namin anytime soon or kung ma-resolve pa namin."
Does he want to marry Mylene Dizon?
"Hmm," Paolo wondered out loud. "Hmm. It's hard to say sa situation namin, e. I really can't say. I'm taking anything for how it is, what it is, and I'm making use of how the situation is playing [out]. Ginagawa ko ng paraan kung ano ang best na solution na puwedeng mangyari. Yun ang ginagawa namin."
Eventually, Tomas and Lucas will grow up and ask about their dad and mom not being together. What is Paolo going to tell his sons?
"Since sila ang kids namin, e, dapat honest [ang] sasabihin namin," Paolo said. "Yun ang plano namin. We will the tell kids how it really is. Kung made-define namin ni Mylene kung anong relationship namin ngayon, e, hindi kami magiging close. It's either hiwalay or kasal."
Has Tomas started asking questions?
"Si Tomas kasi ang alam lang niya, e, ako si Dad at si Mylene si Mom," explained Paolo. "So, pag may family gathering, nagdi-dinner naman together. Sa kanya, normal set-up. Siguro hindi pa niya nakikita sa school kung ano set-up ng iba."