There’s no stopping Joel Cruz from having a lot of kids.
The businessman is set to have his seventh kid in a month's time.
He was supposed to have his fourth set of twins, but one of them didn’t make it.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), at the birthday party of his one-year-old kids Charles and Charlotte, he related, “Itong susunod ay isa lang at lalaki yung kasunod kong anak.
"Supposed to be kambal din sana gusto ko kaso hindi kumapit yung isa at isa lang yung nabuo.
“Eight months na siya, one month left lalabas na rin siya.”
Joel will have a baby boy, and based on the ultrasound, "matangos ang ilong niya,” he said.
Is he going to be his youngest?
“No,” he replied.
"Hindi pa ito yung last. Meron pa akong planong kambal pa na susunod, pero baka this time, last na talaga yung kambal na yun.
"Hopefully, mabuo yung huling kambal.
"Kung sakali, kapag isa lang ang nabuo uli sa huling kambal ko, bale, walo ang anak ko.
“Pero kapag nabuo ang kambal, magiging nine ang total ng anak ko.”
Apparently, all his children have the same mom. Her name is Lilia, a leggy six-foot Russian.
He elaborated, "Si Lilia ang nagdala sa first twin.
“Ngayon, sa second, third, and fourth, kay Lilia pa rin yung egg cells pero may ibang surrogate mother sila na nagbuntis ng nine months.”
He stressed that he is the dad of the three sets of twins.
“Sa akin pa rin lahat ng sperm cells, kaya magkakapatid pa rin silang lahat.
"Kumbaga isang beses lang nagbuntis si Lilia o kay Lilia pa rin, pero iba lang yung nagdadala.”
In a previous interview, it was mentioned that for his eldest twins, who were conceived through in-vitro fertilization by their surrogate mom, Joel spent PHP7 million. That was in 2013.
TANTRUMS. Isn’t it hard becoming a parent of twins?
The Psychology graduate admitted to having his share of struggles, but has learned how to take things in stride.
For example, when they throw tantrums, instead of getting stressed out, he simply talks to them or lets them cry.
"Depende kasi sa kanilang tantrums. Meron kasing mild lang, mayroon din naman na may pagka-mild lang.
"Kaya kung kaya mo pa siyang makausap e di kausapin mo siya, pero kapag mild lang, hinahayaan ko muna lang ganon."
Does he believe in spanking?
“Hindi. Hindi ko magawang pitikin or paluin sila.
“Hahayaan ko lang sila hanggang sa mapagod sila. 'Tapos kapag napagod na sila, it will end.
"After nila umiyak, tatanungin ko sila, ‘Why did you stop crying?’
"Ayun yung reverse psychology na ginagawa ko sa kanila, ayun, tatawa na."