Vic Sotto has an upcoming GMA-7 sitcom called Daddy's Gurl, and in this new show, Maine Mendoza plays his daughter.
In real life, Vic says his three daughters, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Paulina Sotto, and Talitha "Tali" Maria are all daddy's girls as well.
"Ang mga anak kong girls, ay Daddy’s girls," he told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last September 24, at GMA Network Center's Studio 4.
"Itong anak kong bago, si Tali, naku, Daddy’s girl iyan."
Vic is aware that many fans and followers love it when his wife Pauleen Luna posts pictures and videos of their daughter Tali on social media.
The veteran TV host/comedian/producer admitted that because he does not really share much of his private life on social media, he first found it uncomfortable to have the public have a glimpse of Baby Tali's life.
He explained, “May nagtanong nga sa akin niyan kasi alam nila na I’m a very private person. I have an Instagram account pero pang-stalk lang.
“Gusto ko lang makita yung mga pino-post ng mga anak ko, kaibigan. I’m not into it to post. May pagka-private ako.”
He added, "Noong una, I’m quite uneasy. Medyo uneasy ako na nagpu-post si Pauleen, sinasabihan ko pa siya na wag kang masyadong post nang post. Parang wala na yung privacy."
Eventually, Vic said he had a change of heart.
“Pero after sometime, nung malaman ko na marami na ang natutuwa, marami ang naaaliw, hinayaan ko na. Kahit ako nag-aabang kung ano ang bagong gimmick nito, ano ang bagong picture nito.
“Kasi, nababasa ko rin ang ibang messages.
“Parang they’re always looking forward. Parang kulang ang araw ko. Parang si Lola ganyan, si Nanay ganyan... na nakakapagbigay ng inspirasyon, nakakapagdulot ng kahit konting smile. Hinayaan ko na, sige.”
But while there has been mostly positive reactions to Pauleen's posts about Tali, bashing has also been prevalent and some netizens don't even give babies a pass.
As a mom, Pauleen couldn't help but sometimes clap back at bashers .
Vic, for his part, would try to calm his wife down.
“Inaawat ko na lang siya. Sabi ko, wag mo nang patulan yan. I-block mo na lang. Pero out of mga 500,000 [na positive comments], may isa [na negative].
“Hindi mo naman maiiwasan kasi yung iba, pakuwela. Magpapa-kuwela na may sasabihin pero hindi nila alam nila na nakakasakit ng kapwa.
“Maraming mga ganun. Pero wala kang magagawa, sabi ko nga sa kanya, naka-open iyan.”
Babi Tali is turning one on November 6, and Pauleen has started preparing for the baby's birthday party.
Vic is also praises for Pauleen as a mother.
“Magaling siyang nanay, tutok.
“As a matter-of-fact sa November pa ang birthday ni Tali pero nakaplano na siya as early as April yata. Nagtatawag na ng location, kung saan.”