Is Jodi Sta. Maria ready for son Thirdy to have a girlfriend?

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Jodi Sta. Maria's son Thirdy is now 14 years old and, according to the actress, can already appreciate beauty. But is Jodi ready for him to have a girlfriend?


Jodi Sta. Maria can see and feel the changes in her son Thirdy as he enters adolescence.

The star of Sino ang May Sala (Mea Culpa) tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "I think nasa age siya ngayon, nasa point siya ng life niya ngayon na he’s really trying to... parang in search of his identity, apart from his mom.

"Kasi before, 'Kahit anong ipasuot ni Mom, isusuot ko. Kung anong ipakain ni Mama, yun ang kakainin ko. Or ano yung gusto ni Mama, kung gusto ni Mama na magdu-doktor ako, sige magdu-doktor ako.'

"Pero siyempre, habang tumatanda siya, mas nagiging open siya sa mga nangyayari sa mundo. And of course yung mga influence rin ng mga tao sa paligid niya, his friends, ganyan, nagbabago."

Hence, she stopped making a fuss over the things he prefers, including his get-up.

"Hindi ko naman siya puwedeng suotan kunwari ng Mickey Mouse na shoes, na ang mga kasama niya ay thirteen, fourteen years old.

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"Ang nangyayari, I give him that liberty na kung ito ang gusto niyang isuot, magsa-suggest ako, ‘Anak, would you want to wear this?' 'Hindi, Mama, I'll wear this.'

"Minsan siya ang nagsasabing, 'Mama, hindi bagay iyang shoes mo sa damit mo.' May ganoon siya, kasi magpu-fourteen na siya."

Does Thirdy have crushes already? Is he courting anyone?

Jodi smiles and says, "I ask that... naku, lagot na naman ako sa anak ko nito! Siyempre, nakaka-appreciate ng beauty.

"Pero, lagi niyang sinasabi talaga na ang focus niya ngayon is school and his sports. Kasi he's into basketball. Part siya ng varsity team. Yun ang karamihang kumakain ng oras niya."

Jodi can hardly believe that her only son is growing up. She gets teary-eyed as she says with a smile, "Siyempre parang... totoo ba 'to na nagka-crush na siya? Parang ganoon. Pero siyempre, nagsi-sink in yung reality na lumalaki na siya.

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"Doon ko naiisip na parang kailan lang, yung feeling na parang kahapon ko lang siya nailuwal. Pero ngayon gumagawa na siya ng choices sa buhay.

"Pero siyempre, nandito lang kami para i-guide siya."

What does she think will happen first: that Thirdy will find a girlfriend or that she will find herself in a relationship again?

Jodi can't help but laugh.

"Alam mo, intrigera ka talaga, hindi ko sasagutan iyan."

Is she ready for Thirdy to have a girlfriend?

The 37-year-old Kapamilya actress pauses to think before answering, "Alam mo nakakatawa nga, e, siyempre sa school, pinaga-aralan ninyo yung development ng children.

"Alam mo, at this point in time, eto na yung mga ginagawa niyo.

"This is what is expected from his age group.

"Pero alam mo yung, oo, theoretical, pero kung ikaw na yung nanay meron pa ring kaba, meron pa rin yung 'Totoo ba? Totoo ba?' O, naghihintay ka ng mga susunod na kabanata."

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Thirdy is Jodi's son by Pampi Lacson.

PEP.ph spoke to Jodi at the farewell presscon of Sino ang May Sala (Mea Culpa), which is down to its last two weeks. The presscon was held on July 31, Wednesday while the drama series was shooting on location at The Lord's Flock Christian Church in Quezon City.


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