Last October 15, Patrick Garcia’s wife Nikka Martinez-Garcia was given a baby shower in anticipation of the arrival of the couple's third child—a girl, and for the third time, too!
Nikka said Patrick’s eldest son, Alex Jazz, and Alex Jazz’s mom, Jennylyn Mercado, were invited to the affair.
“Two weeks ago, nag-message ako sa kanya,” she said, referring to Jennylyn.
She said this to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and YES! Magazine at the baby shower organized by the baby-stroller brand Aprica.
Her message went something like this: “May baby shower ako, sana makapunta ka. It would mean a lot kung makapunta ka.”
Nikka said Jennylyn politely declined, explaining that she and her son had no one to go to the party with, because Jennylyn's boyfriend Dennis Trillo had work that day.
Nikka said, “Naiintindihan ko naman na pag wala si Dennis, siyempre mahihiya ’yon, di ba?
“Kasi siyempre, family ko, friends namin [ni Patrick nandito].”
Nikka has maintained cordial relations with Jennylyn ever since she reached out to the movie/TV star months before her wedding to Patrick in March 2015.
Jazz served as ring bearer at the wedding.
In August 2017, Nikka posted on her Instagram account a photo of her, Patrick, and their two daughters Michelle, 4, and Patrice, 1 1/2 years old, alongside Jennylyn, Jazz, Dennis, and Jennylyn’s dog Conor.
Nikka believes that because she and Jennylyn are both mothers “kaya siguro mas nage-gets namin ang isa’t isa.”
The full-time mom and blogger happily reports that Michelle and Patrice call their older brother Kuya Jazz, who she describes as Patrick’s twin because they look alike.
“Every night, every single night, walang mintis, pag nagdadasal kami sa gabi, alam nila na kasama ang Kuya Jazz nila sa dasal. Alam nila ’yon,” Nikka said.
As for Patrick, the actor said he was “just glad at this point that everything is okay” in his relationship with Jazz.
“And, of course, I have to do my part to Jazz,” he admitted. “It’s a continuous thing.”