Aubrey Miles is relieved that her son Maurie prefers to concentrate on finishing college despite the enticements of showbiz.
The actress says there have been offers, but when she asked Maurie if he wanted to be in showbiz, she got the answer she really wanted to hear: "'Mom, I want to study.'"
She told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Happy ako na, 'Oh my god, this kid is really finishing.'
"I don't know. Parang minsan, 'Anong nagawa ko? Bakit siya ganito?'
"Totoo pala iyon. What did I do to deserve this? May mga ganoong wording na ngayon ko lang sinabi.
"He's really doing good in school. Proud ako na gusto niya. Hindi ko pinilit."
PEP.ph had a brief chat with Aubrey after the Cadbury Valentine's Day event on February 14, 2020, at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Maurie, 19, is Aubrey's son with former boyfriend JP Obligacion, and he carries his father's family name.
He is finishing a degree in Entrepreneurship at De La Salle University.
Troy Montero, Aubrey's partner and Maurie's second father figure, is also thankful that the boy has chosen his studies first.
Troy told PEP.ph at the Cadbury event, "School is first for us.
"For Maurie, he's in college and he's kinda experiencing things as an influencer, a blogger now. So, parang may taste of that [showbiz] side.
"But you know, what's so nice, he's like, 'You know what, I'm doing good in school. I wanna continue,' which like, oh my god!
"So, we’re just gonna leave him like that."
With Maurie focused on school, Aubrey relishes the idea that she now has a college student among her kids.
Aubrey and Troy have two kids: Hunter, 10, and Rocket, 1.
The 40-year-old celebrity mom says, "Alam mo, ang sarap ng feeling na... pagdating ko ng 45, hindi na ako magpapaaral ng isa. Tapos na!
"Parang, before nung bata ako, feeling ko, 'Oh my god, I got pregnant early.'
"Now, parang, I'm actually glad. For myself, ah. I don't know for others. I don't want to advise it."