Now on her seventh month of pregnancy, Kylie Padilla said that her preferred wedding date is at odds with what dad Robin Padilla wants for her and fiancé Aljur Abrenica.
The 24-year-old Kylie explained that her dad’s suggestion has something to do with her getting pregnant out of wedlock.
Recalling Robin’s reaction to her pregnancy, Kylie said, “Actually, hindi rin siya nagulat, sabi lang niya, ‘Alagaan mo yung apo ko, anak.’
“I know he's happy, I know he's excited.
“The thing is, he wants us to get married before the baby comes out. That's his, like, ‘Okay na after you get married.’”
But in an exclusive interview with Smart Parenting, published last May 19, Kylie revealed that it may take a while before she and Aljur get married.
The Kapuso actress elaborated, “My side is—and this is just me—ayoko mapilit to get married just because I'm having a kid.
“I don’t want the intentions to be in the wrong place.
“So okay, we're engaged, but let's not rush. One by one tayo.”
Kylie, who is expecting a baby boy, said that she wants to get married when her son is old enough to be a ring bearer and become a part of her and Aljur’s wedding entourage.
“When we're settled with the baby na, and okay na siya, and healthy siya.
"Maybe one year after, let's get married after.
“Ang saya nun kapag nakakalakad na, di ba? Kasama na namin.
“Ayoko lang talaga nang rushed.
"I don't think I could adjust well na, 'Ay, nagpakasal lang kami kasi na-pressure kami.'
“No. I don't wanna feel any pressure. Sorry, I won't crack.”
At this point, Kylie said what matters more to her is that her soon-to-be born baby has brought “peace” to her family.
“There's more understanding, especially when it comes to my parents na, 'A, kaya pala.'
"May ganun na, na kaya pala overprotective si Papa noon, because now I know what it feels like to have a responsibility to a kid.
“It's nice to see them smile when you talk about the kid.
"And yun lang ang pinakagusto ko, ganun lang kasimple—na may peace na all of a sudden."
News of Kylie’s confirmed pregnancy was first reported on PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on January 23.
The following day, January 24, Kylie’s talent management announced that she and Aljur are engaged.
Then, on January 25, the couple confirmed that they got engaged last year and they have been living together in Aljur’s Quezon City home since then.