Gabby Concepcion admits that he doesn't really ask his eldest daughter KC Concepcion when it comes to relationships.
So, when the media asked him about KC's rumored relationship with Piolo Pascual, the former matinee idol neither confirmed nor denied it.
"Wala akong tunay na impormasyon," said Gabby during the media junket prepared for him by Regal Films in connection with his latest film White House, last Friday, October 8, at the Imperial Palace Suites on Timog Avenue, Quezon City.
"Ang sinasabi lang sa akin ni KC is magkaibigan sila. E, di okay, katulad ng mga ibang taong kaibigan mo sa showbiz. Beyond that, hindi na niya sinasabi sa akin."
If the rumor is true, would he approve of Piolo like KC's mom, Sharon Cuneta, did?
"Sa naririnig ko naman, mabait si Piolo," Gabby answered indirectly. "Wala naman akong naririnig na nasama sa kanya. Okay, kung saan masaya si KC, kung saan sila pareho masaya.
"Kung sila talaga, hindi naman natin masabi, di ba? 'Yong ibang love team diyan, napakatagal, pero walang nangyayari. 'Yong iba naman, walang love team pero nagiging sila. Ang buhay kasi is unpredictable talaga."
KC-MARIEL RIFT. Gabby was also asked about the rumored rift between KC and TV personality Mariel Rodriguez. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
The actor said he's clueless about it. He just learned about the issue on the day this interview was held.
He related, "Nabalitaan ko nga si KC. Si Mariel nagpakasal, 'no? 'Yon lang ang nabalitaan ko, kanina ko lang narinig. [Tinanong ako], 'Gab, alam mo ba 'yong nangyari kay Mariel at saka kay KC?' [Sabi ko], 'Ano ang nangyari? Are they best friends?'
"Hindi ko alam, ni hindi ko tinanong kay KC, at ayaw kong malaman. Hanggang doon lang."
MEETING HIS DAUGHTERS. Meanwhile, Gabby is happy that KC is on good terms with her half-sister Garie, the actor's 21-year-old daughter with businesswoman Grace Ibuna.
Gabby and KC recently celebrated Garie's graduation from college with her mother Grace and other members of the family.
"Noong araw, hindi rin sila nag-uusap, e. Balita ko naman, mayroon din silang communication, so that's good," said Gabby.
The award-winning actor is aware that Garie has a manager now. Will Gabby let his daughter join show business, too?
Gabby says it really depends on what his daughter wants.
He explained, "Kahit na sino sa mga anak ko... Kay KC nangyari 'yan. Sabi ko, kahit na ano'ng gusto niyang gawin. [Sabi ko], 'I hope, hindi kayo pumasok.'
"Kasi, alam ko, nakita naman namin na magulo. Maski naman si Sharon noong araw, sinasabi rin na magulo. Kung maaari iba na lang ang kunin.
"Pero kung 'yon ang gusto nilang gawin, di ba? Wala tayong magagawa, e, 'yon ang gusto nilang gawin. So, nakasuporta lang tayo kung tatanggapin ang ipapakita nila sa tao, performance or talent kung meron.
"Hindi ko pa alam kung ano ang plans niya, e, pero nabalitaan ko nga na mayroon na siyang manager. Gumagawa na siya ng mga kanta.
"Kung ayaw natin, pero gusto nila. Parang nangyari sa akin, e, hindi ko gustong pumasok sa showbiz. Pero ako naman napasok nang hindi ko naman sinasadyang pumasok. 'Yong iba, gustong pumasok pero hindi makapasok.
"So, whatever they want to do. If they make it then I'll be happy for them."
Aside from Garie, Gabby also wishes to see his daughter with former actress and model Jenny Syquia named Chloe.
"Katulad nina KC at Garie na hindi ko noon nakikita, I think it's just timing and eventually, makikita ko rin sila. Eventually, makikita ko rin siya.
"I'm just waiting for that day. Pero I don't want to force it. I want it to come naturally."
See rare shots of Garie with her Ate KC and Papa Gabby in the October issue of YES! magazine.