Jay Manalo's little girls

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What started as a whirlwind romance between actor Jay Manalo and hisformer San Sebastian schoolmate Maribel de Guzman produced twobeautiful daughters, Jaeandra Maree or Jam, 8 (now 11), andJaeriannetoni or Yaj, 7 (now 10).(YES! May 2004 issue)


What started as a whirlwind romance between actor Jay Manalo and his former San Sebastian schoolmate Maribel de Guzman produced two beautiful daughters, Jaeandra Maree or Jam, 8 (now 11), and Jaeriannetoni or Yaj, 7 (now 10).


"Dapat nga tatlong babae 'yan," says Maribel. "Pero namatay yung isa."
The girls' unique names are, says Maribel, "Pakulo ni Jay. Siya ang nagdikit-dikit niyan."


She explains: "Siyempre yung start na Jae, dahil Jay siya. Dun sa panganay, yung Andra kinuha sa pangalan ni Sandra Bullock kasi crush niya dati yon. Yung Toni naman sa bunso, galing kay Toni Kukoc ng Chicago Bulls. Sabi ni Jay ka-birthday daw ni Yaj. At kaya naman Yaj, binaligtad na Jay, kasi paborito niya yung bunso. Kamukha kasi ng nanay niya, si Kim Lan."


Maribel thinks both girls take after their father's easygoing manner. "'Yung sobrang makukulit, malilikot. Yung minsan para kang matutuyuan ng pasensiya? Pero ang bawi, malalambing. Lalo na 'yung bunso. Kahit medyo suplada 'yon, paborito pati ng lola niya."


Although the relationship between Jay and Maribel ended after eight years, they've managed to remain friends for the sake of the children. And Maribel is frank enough to say Jay is not an ideal father, but she's also fair enough to say he knows how to compensate for his shortcomings.


"Madalang magpakita," Maribel says, "pero nilalambing ang mga bata. Tapos ngayon, mas bumabawi siya sa amin. Sinasagot niya ang pag-aaral nila."


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