"Always." Ito ang tanging nasambit ni Gary Valenciano nang tanungin kung pinapakialaman niya ang lovelife ng kanyang mga anak, lalo sa relationship noon ng kanyang anak na si Gabriel kay Nikki Gil.
"I told him, ‘Son, especially in show business, the best thing to do is a cliché, dapat magkaibigan muna kayo. You see, friendship can last long in showbiz. So when you are able to build up good relationship based on good friendship, no matter what happens ten, twelve years from now, you will still be friends. And if it's meant for you guys to still be together, then that's it,'" pagse-share ni Gary during the press con na ibinigay ni Mother Lily Monteverde para kay Senator Kiko Pangilinan, kapatid ng asawa ni Mr. Pure Energy na si Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano.
Malaki rin ang panghihinayang ni Gary na nauwi sa hiwalayan ang relasyon nina Gab at Nikki dahil nakita nito kung gaano kasaya ang dalawa noon.
"Because I have seen how she has made Gabriel smile and I have seen how Gab made her smile. And there's that, you know, feeling of parang there's much light in their eyes. And I love Nikki, her father is with me in a Bible study every Thursday morning and, of course, she's in ASAP and I support her," kuwento ni Gary.
Sa kuwento ni Gary ay halatang mayroon pang pagmamahal na natitira sa kanyang anak para kay Nikki.
"I think now, probably what he feels for her is what I told him before. This is what you should feel, yung concern as a friend, as a brother in Christ and somebody who can joke around with you, and you can joke around with and there can be no.... I mean, may selos, e. That there would not be any worry about emotions developing again. You just treat him like a friend and let time play its role and then we'll see," paliwanag pa ni Mr. Pure Energy.
Natuwa rin si Gary nang minsan nagkausap sila ni Nikki at sinabi nitong dapat lang mag-move on na sila ni Gab. Sinabi pa raw ng dalaga na dapat nilang lawakan ang pananaw nila sa mundo. They have to see, and meet other people and then later on, they will be able to realize kung sila ba talaga ang para sa isa't isa.
"If you stop that, if you stop young people from going out and meeting other people as friends, ah, you will always come up with someone and meet someone na this person has strength na yung kakilala ko wala. You have to let them meet people," ani Gary.
Dagdag pa niya, "For me as this point, I think they have grown up enough to know that they will always be friends. Now if it's meant for them to be anything else later on, you know, I will not stop them because I really love the two of them.
"Gab is my son and Nikki is not only a colleague in ASAP, but we both go to the same church, so we always share a lot in common," pagtatapos na ni Gary.