Bernard Palanca to Meryll Soriano: "I’m cool to be your friend."

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Bernard Palanca has just arrived in Manila after a three-monthvacation in Australia. A leaner Bernard said, "What I did was reinvent myself kasi before Ileft tumaba ako sobra and it wasn't nice. I guess hinahanda ko na rin angsarili ko for Eli [Elijah]."


"When I first went there, kinarga ko siya. I couldn't stopcrying. I couldn't stop sweating tapos nanginginig pa ako kasi he's my firstboy," said Bernard Palanca about meeting his newborn son Elijah in an interviewwith The Buzz yesterday, September 2.

Elijah, born on August 27, is Bernard's son with hisestranged wife, actress Meryll Soriano.

He smiled, "Now, I understand what all of my friends, whoare parents na rin, now I understand that feeling that they were trying toexplain to me na I could never understand. All I could think was, ‘Okay, you arehappy.' But the feeling of having a newborn or your first baby, you can't putthe word to how it can make you feel, e, and how inspired it gets you to do somany other things."

Bernard, or BJ as he is more popularly known in showbiz,shared his insights about fatherhood.

"One hundred ten percent [change], I think. I mean ‘yong buong outlook ko onlife itself has changed in such a big way noong lumabas siya."

Though the estranged couple has a new addition in theirlives, both agreed to remain separated.

"Ang nangyari is when Elijah came out, it gave us theopportunity to talk to each other again, which we did. I'm very happykasi we're talking. Kung ano man ang differences namin sa past, which up tonow, I have to say, hindi pa namin naayos, that can wait," revealed BJ.

He added, "The truth is what happened between me and hismother happened. That's life, you know. But I'm pretty sure we are more thanready to raise this boy to be a really good boy... I promise to be the bestfather I can be to my son."

Meryll already said in her previous interview that she isalready complete and that there is no reason to renew her former relations withher husband.

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BJ stressed, "It's a mutual decision na I think na we'reboth sure na hindi na kasi magwo-work, e. We both believe na bakit mo papipilitin ang isang bagay na wala naman na."

He asserted that everything is past between him and Merylland that the love they once had for each other already disappeared.

"It's sad pero I don't want to lie naman to everybody na,‘Yeah, it's gonna happen.' But it never will, e. Hindi ako ganoon. So I can't answer,as of now, kung mangyayari ‘yon ulit."

He gave this message to Meryll: "I'm cool to beyour friend. We'll be friends in the future. In the long run, you'll never knowwhat's going to happen."


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