Ellen Adarna, 32, just celebrated her second Mother's Day.
To mark the occasion, the actress posted a rare mother-and-son photograph.
It didn't show Elias's face, but the photo captured her happiness as a doting mom to her tot Elias Modesto.
Elias is Ellen's son with her former partner, 36-year-old actor John Lloyd Cruz.
The boy was born on June 27, 2018.
Ellen as a mother
Since she went active again on social media early this year, Ellen has been entertaining questions from followers in her Instagram comments section.
Back in March, Ellen underwent a mental training in Bali, Indonesia to treat her depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
When she returned to the country later that month, the Cebuana celebrity opened up about her three-year struggle with depression.
In the comments section, a netizen asked why Ellen hasn't posted a photo of her son Elias on Instagram.
The actress, who can go from funny to fierce in a flash, replied, "his father and I are protecting him and his privacy from chismosas like you"
Ellen spoke a bit more about her life as a mother in a Facebook Live interview with Monster RX 93.1 in April.
One of her revelations was that she won't be making a showbiz comeback just yet.
"Definitely, not in the next seven years,” she said.
Her main priority now, she said, is to be with her son during his formative years.
She described her daily life with Elias:
"I wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 [a.m.]... I meditate for 30 minutes, and then I go back to him [Elias], and then wait until he wakes up.
"This is the quarantine life, ha. I go back to him and wait for him to wake up, and then breakfast, and then play outside or swims.
"And then, while he is swimming or playing outside, I work out. That’s my me time.
"And then at around 11:00 [a.m.], I put him to sleep until 2:00 [p.m.], more or less.
"That's when I have my me time again. And then afternoon, we play, and then dinner.
"When he's playing, another 'me time,' and then dinner. And then I put him to sleep around 7:00 or 8:00 [pm]."
How does Elias's father, John Lloyd, stay in the picture?
In an exchange with another fan, Ellen said that she and John Lloyd are co-parenting.
She told the netizen that Elias stays with her, but the toddler goes to his father "twice a week."
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