Jodi Sta. Maria’s son Thirdy is all grown up, and what a dancer he is turning out to be.
At 14, the teenager is shedding his “little boy” image, and has his own social media accounts, with, apparently, his mom's full blessing.
And so there he is letting his hair down, and doing slick dance moves on Tiktok, which he then reshares on Twitter on April 9, Maundy Thursday.
His caption reads: "make me famous pls [pleading face, shy emojis]
Proud Mommy Jodi shares Thirdy's dance videos in her own account, with a note to follow her son on Twitter.
She writes: “Friends [smiling face with smiling eyes emoji] follow my gwapong bata on Twitter! [heart and rainbow emojis] @thirdy_lacson”
Thirdy, on the other hand, has renamed his Twitter account to @iamthrdy from @thirdy_lacson.
Thirdy is Jodi’s son with former husband Pampi Lacson, son of Senator Panfilo Lacson.
TikTok is a social networking application for short-performance videos—dancing, singing, lip-synching, comedy acts—meant for sharing on social media.
THIRDY: BINATA NA SIYA!
In their reactions to Jodi's tweet, actress Bela Padilla and teleserye director Jojo Saguin express surprise at how Jodi’s son has grown.
From Bela, “Binata na siyaaaa!!! [Crying face and heart emojis],”
Jodi replies, “Yes Tita Belaaa. Parang kailan lang...#senti”
Jodi and Bela co-starred in the 2019 ABS-CBN prime-time series Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa.
Director Jojo comments: “Jusko ang laki na ni bagets [heart emoji]”
Jodi replies: “Direk! Dba?! Dati karga karga ko lang sa taping at tuwang tuwa pag nakikita ka [smiling face with smiling eyes emoji]”
Jojo responds: “Kurek. Binata na sya at super guapo [smiling face emoji]. Stay safe jods and thirdy [folded hands emoji]”
Jojo was Jodi’s director in the 2011 Kapamilya teleserye 100 Days in Heaven.
Netizens also praise Thirdy's dancing skills and compliment his good looks.
JODI AND PAMPI: WONDERFUL CO-PARENTS
Jodi and Pampi were married in 2005 in Nevada, U.S.A., and had their civil wedding in Parañaque City in June 2005.
Their marriage lasted five years, but they have remained good friends and are relaxed co-parents to Thirdy.
Jodi is also friends with Pampi’s current partner, former actress Iwa Motto, with whom Pampi has a six-year-old daughter named Mimi.
In previous interviews, Jodi and Iwa have been vocal about their friendship, which is evident in their respective social media feeds.
Jodi has been photographed with Pampi and Iwa on special occasions, together with their kids, which probably proves that all is well among them.
In an interview on April 2019, Jodi talked about her relationship with Pampi.
She said, "We may not be together as partners, but we can co-parent our child in the best way we can, to be able to give him not only a bright future, but also to show him that despite the situation, kumbaga, magkakatuwang pa rin kami sa pagpapalaki sa kanya."
She also opened up about her friendship with Iwa in an interview in January 2018.
Jodi said: “And I’m very thankful din dun sa friendship namin ni Aileen [Iwa's real name] at nagpapasalamat ako kasi si Aileen din yung parang tumatayong pangalawang ina ni Thirdy pag nandun siya sa daddy niya.
“And of course, doon sa nag-blossom na friendship namin.”