Dennis is grateful that their sons Calix and Alex Jazz are also hands-on Kuyas in their family
Dennis Trillo is having the time of his life watching his daughter Dylan with his wife Jennylyn Mercado grow up right before his eyes. However, he admits that their career as actors poses a real challenge to parenthood.
One of Dennis and Jennylyn’s main challenges as working parents is finding time for family amid their hectic schedules.
In a recent interview with PEP, Dennis shared that they are finding ways around that as a family.
“Nahihirapan kami ngayon kasi nagte-taping na din siya. So, every other day yung [salitan namin]. Ako, M-W-F-S taping ko. Siya naman, T-TH-S. So, bihira na lang kami magkita, minsan sa gabi na lang.
“’Pagka-gising ko, siya naman aalis. Pero minsan, pagka may mga tapings na hindi kami involved, mina-maximize namin yun,” he shared.
Given the difficulty that they were facing, Dennis actually revealed that, at one point, the Kapuso actress mulled on taking a break from showbiz.
“Noong una, parang hindi niya alam kung babalik pa siya sa showbiz. Dahil kasi nga [mahirap] talaga mag-hands on. Hanggang sa certain point na malaki [na siya] na parang… Pero, siyempre, di naman pwedeng biglain ‘yung ganun. Sabi ko, ‘Pag-isipan nating maigi iyan,'” he recalled.
She eventually decided against it thinking that they would have to prepare for their kids’ future.
Dennis and parenthood
Thankfully though, the couple is getting good help from their kids Calix and Alex Jazz, who according to Dennis are very protective older brothers to Dylan.
Alex Jazz is Jennylyn’s 15-year-old son from her previous relationship with Patrick Garcia while Calix is his 15-year-old son with former girlfriend Carlene Aguilar.
“Maalaga sila pareho. Pareho silang excited din. Kasi babae naman ‘yung kapatid nila. Ngayon lang sila nagkaroon ng babae na kapatid,” he shared.
Having a sister is not only new for their kids because as it turns out, having a daughter is also a first for Dennis. Such is the reason why he strives to become very hands-on with Dylan.
“Never ako naging ganun dun sa una kong anak. Kaya ngayon, talagang ini-enjoy ko bawat oras, bawat araw. Meron ako [time] para samahan siya [Dylan], alagaan. At i-enjoy ‘yung paglaki niya. Panibagong experience,” he ended.
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