After a long break from showbiz, Patrick Garcia returned toface the spotlight. He told Startalk, though, that he is laying low for now.
“It’s too messy and complicated at the moment,” Patrick explained. “Well, intrigues and people talking about other people.Gusto ko muna maayos ang personal na buhay ko.”
Patrick is busy preparing himself tohandle the family business.
“I'm trying to learn about the company and how to work andrun it,” said Patrick. “My dad plans to retire soon so he wants my brother andI to handle it.”
When asked about his feelings for ex-girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado their and sonAlex Jazz, Patrick replied that he is making the effort to keep communicating with her. The actor also expressed his wish to see his son, but with Jennylyn’sblessings.
“She should understand that it’s not about me and heranymore. It’s about the baby,” Patrick said.
JENNYLYN MERCADO’SSAY. Startalk was able to contactJennylyn—who is in San Diego, California for a show and vacation—to get her say onPatrick’s wish on seeing their baby son. Also, this was the time to getJennylyn’s reaction to news that Patrick is going out with fellow GMA-7 actressGlaiza de Castro.
To start off, what was Jennylyn doing in the U.S.?
“Vacation lang and show,” Jen reported. “Ako lang mag-isa.”
Is her son with her now?
“No, malungkot nga ako,” Jen said. “Si Mama [Mrs. LydiaMercado] po muna ngayon ang nag-aalaga.”
People say that this is the best time for Patrick tovisit his son since Jennylyn is away. But Patrick said that he has to haveJen’s blessing first. What is Jen’s reaction to this?
“Dapat naman talaga may blessing ko,” Jen said. “Kung hindi,hindi niya talaga makikita. Ngayon kasi, it’s a private matter. Lagi ko kasingsinasabi sa lahat ng interviews ko na out na si Patrick sa picture. So, ibigsabihin nun, alam na nila ibig sabihin nun!”
Startalk host Joey de Leon told Jennylyn about news thatPatrick’s camp may resort to the legal process inacquiring rights to visit the child.
“A, o sige, go!” reacted Jen. “Handa rin kami sa ganyangbagay. Lagi kaming game and ready [sa ganyang bagay].”
Patrick said that he really loves Alex Jazz and he wasalways here for his son. When asked what he thinks of Jen’s reaction, hesimply remarked, “Wala.”
GLAIZA DE CASTROCONNECTION. News came out that Patrick was going out with Glaiza de Castro.It's fresh news for Jen and she reacted positively.
“That’s okay, kasi pareho naman kaming single ni Pat, and Ithink single din si Glaiza,” Jen said. “Wala naman masama na mag-date sila. Whynot, di ba? Gusto mo tulungan ko pa siya at ihatid ko siya sa bahay ni Glaiza?Mabait si Glaiza and hindi naman ako against sa kanya. She’s a very nice girland suwerte si Patrick sa kanya.”
How about Jen? Is she going out again?
“Ako, wala akong oras sa ganoon,” she said. “Ang oras kongayon para sa pamilya ko, sa trabaho [para] sa baby ko especially.”
Her message to Patrick?
“Grow up and good luck!”