How Jaya reacts when son Dylan, 12, tells her, "I have a girlfriend."

by Nikko Tuazon
Nov 7, 2021
Jaya, Gary Gotidoc, Gavin, Sabriya, Dylan, Jaya life in the U.S.
Jaya and son Dylan. Does this boy, looking so innocent, even know what having a girlfriend is all about?
PHOTO/S: @dylangotidoc on Instagram

With their two kids entering their teen years, Jaya and her husband Gar Gotidoc have been gearing up for some serious talks with them about crushes and relationships.

Their daughter Sabriya is now 15 and son Dylan has just turned 12.

Despite being open-minded, Jaya said she was completedly floored when Dylan revealed to her he already has a girlfriend.

Jaya, Gary Gotidoc, Gavin, Sabriya, Dylan, Jaya life in the U.S.

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The 51-year-old celebrity mom told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Actually, kahapon lang, kaloka...

"Yung anak kong 12, 'I have a girlfriend.' 'Alam mo ba kung ano yung girlfriend? Alam mo ba yun?'

"Siyempre ako, mahaderang nanay, ang dami ko nang sinabi. Yung sinabi lang ng asawa ko, 'I already talked to him, don't worry.'

"'E, hindi naman di ako puwede mag-worry, ganyan-ganyan...'"

Although shocked, Jaya managed calmly to explain to her bunso what he has gotten himself into.

"Sabi ko na lang siguro hindi niya naiintindihan yung concept of a girlfriend.

"Kasi sabi ko, 'Before you have a relationship, there are things that you have to do for you and learn for yourself in order for you to move on. Ang 12-year-old na katulad mo, hindi pa dapat nagga-ganyan.'

"So naintindihan naman niya. Sabi niya, 'O sige, wala nang ganyan, Ma.'

"Tama lang na walang ganun kasi bawal sa akin, bawal! Hindi puwede!"

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She also considered that they now live in the States and conceded, "We have to go how it is here, but, at the same time, Pinoy style."

Jaya added, "But, you know, my children are good. Basta may problema, sabi ko, say niyo lang, gawan natin ng paraan.

"And then, kailangan masusunod pa rin magulang. So good luck talaga sa amin!"

Jaya said she was just glad that her unica hija has always been level-headed.

The former Tawag ng Tanghalan judge told PEP.ph, "Yung mga typical na boyfriend-girlfriend ganyan...

"Si Sabriya kasi may conviction na siya sa sarili niya na 15 is young, 16 is young, 18 is young.

"So feeling niya pag saktong isip, pag saktong tao. Sabi ko, 'O, hindi, sinasabi mo lang iyan.' 'Hindi, Ma, yun talaga!'

"Sabi niya, 'Because Kristiyano ako, e, this is what I believe. Kapag may temptation, bahala na, I'll let you know para matulungan niyo ako.'

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"Sabi ko, 'Yeah, temptations will always be there.'"

Jaya being Jaya, a cool mom, said as well, "I trust my children. They will do what's best.

"They will do what's right kasi nasabi na namin lahat ng pros and cons ng pagiging teenager.

"Kasi sabi ko, 'Ayan, ang daming nabubuntis diyan, ganyang edad lang iyan so you don't want to do that.'

"'Kasi hindi ka ready, you want to have a good life, you want prosperity, you want to do things that you enjoy, explore, biyahe kayo.'

"Iyan okay sa akin iyan pero yung iisipin na ito lang? Ay naku, tumigil kayo. Sayang, sayang ang buhay niyo. So, I think they know what's best."

Jaya is also a stepmom to Gavin, the 26-year-old son of Gary from his previous marriage who calls her "Nanay" or "Nay."

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Jaya and son Dylan. Does this boy, looking so innocent, even know what having a girlfriend is all about?
PHOTO/S: @dylangotidoc on Instagram
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