Kris Lawrence admitted there was a time “not too long ago” when his ex-girlfriend Katrina Halili refused to let him see their four-year-old daughter, Katie.
But the 34-year-old R&B singer said that they have managed to settle their differences for the sake of their child.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Kris said, “We’re okay. We’re not fighting.
"We don’t have bad blood to each other.
“When people bring up her name, hindi ako nakasimangot. Naka-smile naman talaga ako.
“We’re talking again soon ‘cause Katie’s birthday is coming up on September 18.
“She lets me visit whenever I want to. So, I’m very happy that at least okay naman.”
Kris agreed to a solo interview with PEP after the presscon for Soul Brothers, his upcoming concert with Billy Crawford and Jay-R.
The media event was held at Full Belly Craft Kitchen in Quezon City, Thursday, August 24.
GETTING BACK TOGETHER. Kris and Katrina were in a relationship for five years and even had plans of getting married up until they parted ways in 2014.
Katrina once mentioned in an interview that they broke up due to lack of maturity and financial stability.
Did it ever cross their minds to get back together now that they’re older?
Kris answered, “I don’t know… My love for Kat will never go away.
"She’s the mother of Katie. I don’t know..."
He went on to say that having a kid with the 31-year-old Kapuso actress bonds them forever, whether they end up back in each other’s arms or not.
“I believe that. Because even though we have gone through our rough patches, at the end of the day, she’s still very, very special to my heart.
“She always has that soft spot as a mother of Katie.
“In a perfect world, it would be nice to have that family whole again.
“We don’t know what the future holds, but I always hear from her, sinasabi niya, ‘Hindi talaga.’ Hahaha!”
When asked why he thinks Katrina is opposed to the idea of them getting back together, the singer said he’s not sure if it has something to do with what went wrong in their relationship in the past.
“I ask myself the same question.
“But since in the beginning of our separation, and just not too long ago, sometimes she wouldn’t let me see Katie and we fought about that.
“But like I said, at the end of the day, now okay na kami. And that’s what I look at—the positive.
"I really hate to focus on the negative things, things that are not in my control.
"I hate to think about it because it’s not in my control."
Kris pointed out that what matters now is that they have taken steps to be better parents.
“But the thing is, okay kami,” he reiterated.
“I get to see my beautiful daughter whenever I want. Communication lines are open.
“She’s very close to my mom—which I love. Her and my mom talk a lot.”