Kapamilya Snaps: These supportive celebrity dads are the biggest fans of their kids’ showbiz careers!

They may be superstars, but these celebrity dads are willing to step aside to give the spotlight and show their all-out support to their beloved kids who have been following their footsteps in the local entertainment scene!

Find out who are they via this Kapamilya Snaps feature!

Rommel Padilla

Since he was not present when Daniel was born, Rommel couldn’t help but be emotional every time he talks about him and his other children in his interviews because of certain regrets he has in life. But he made sure to do everything he could in order to make up for the lost time he could have had with them when they were younger.

Now that his son with Magandang Buhay host Karla Estrada is now hailed as the King of Hearts and one of biggest names in showbiz, he has nothing but pride for him. In his heart-to-heart talk with DJ Jhai Ho in Jeepney TV’s Showbiz Pa More, he related that he would always watch his every performance and is amazed by how he seems to brandish some of his traits, such as being skilled in playing the bass guitar.

Despite their busy schedules, they have remained tightly bonded by always checking on each other and eating dinner together. Besides, Daniel even gifted his Papa Rommel a mountain bike and a motorcycle.


Piolo Pascual

As Piolo ages so well, he could definitely pass as his son Iñigo’s brother, instead of his father, right? But more than their handsome looks, what makes this father-and-son tandem more of a brotherhood is their tight bond.

In his Magandang Buhay interview in 2019, the younger Pascual imparted how supportive the Ultimate Heartthrob is in every project that he does.

“Si Papa, sobra siyang supportive. Actually, weird nga kasi ngayong he’s more relaxed and he’s not doing anything at the moment, palagi siyang bumibisita kung ano man ang ginagawa ko. He would bring me coffee, he would bring me food, and minsan nagpapakain sa set. Lagi siyang bumibisita, palagi siyang he wants to know what’s going on with my life,” he said.


Gary Valenciano

In his almost four decades in the industry, Gary has never failed to astound us with his every performance. But we’re more amazed of how a great father he is to his three children with wife Angeli.

As he and daughter Kiana appeared together in Magandang Buhay, she enthusiastically described how he is a dad. “Hindi naman siya strict masyado. Actually, depende rin e. Supportive and very open ang relationship namin between me and my parents kasi I guess na na-raise kami na kailangan maging honest and open. So kapag may kuwento ako, kahit about boys or about a party, sila ‘yong pinupuntahan ko.”

Aside from raising them so well, Mr. Pure Energy apparently also cultivated the musical prowess of Paolo, Gab, and Kiana, since each one of them has talents to showcase that we’re able to see whenever they join their dad on the stage, like in ASAP Natin ‘To.

All of them could sing so well, but it is only Kiana who decided to pursue a singing career. Paolo went on to become a concert director, while Gab became a professional dancer and even had a chance to work with famous Hollywood acts, such as Beyonce.


Mark Anthony Fernandez

We may not have seen them together in one screen yet, but 90s heartthrob Mark Anthony Fernandez and his son Grae are still able to establish a “very close” relationship with each other as what the latter revealed in his Tonight With Boy Abunda interview. He shared that they often call one another and talk about his craft and basketball most of the time. They even play basketball whenever their schedules permit.

In another media interview, the seasoned actor expressed how proud he is of how far his son have already gone on his career. He may have refused to give his son any advice on acting since he wants him to develop his own style and identity as an actor, but he wishes him to be patient and to keep on striving until he achieves his greatest breakthrough.


Edu Manzano

Apart from his handsome looks, it’s truly undeniable that Luis has also inherited his Daddy Edu’s unmistakable sense of humor and impeccable flair as a host. But more than that, what makes him an awesome father is how he’s able to raise him and his two other children Enzo and Amanda really well.

He confessed being strict to them when they were still young, particularly when it comes to their studies. This was actually the reason why his firstborn only entered show business when he’s already in his twenties, since he wanted him to finish his education first before choosing the path that he really wanted in life.


Jeric Raval

Behind his macho façade, the seasoned actor and action star is actually a doting and playful dad to his kids. And we’re able to prove it, through the Tiktok videos and photos her daughter AJ share on social media.

This father-and-daughter tandem is apparently close and ready to catch one another every time one of them is in great need, as what they enthusiastically disclosed during their appearance in Minute To Win It two years ago.

Besides, he even willingly serves as the personal assistant of AJ, who became one of the guest actors in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, in some of her tapings as well.


Monching Gutierrez

Being busy as an actor has never hindered Monching to be a great dad to his children Janine, Jessica, Diego, and Max. He has apparently established a tight bond with them, as seen in one of the vlogs Janine posted on her YouTube channel for Father’s Day last year.

In his Magandang Buhay interview with Diego last January, the latter imparted the things he probably inherited from the former. “Kasi si Papa, lagi niya talagang sinasabi sa’min kung gaano niya kami ka-love. Every time, kapag tatawag siya sa phone, ‘yon ang pinakaunang sinasabi niya. So, ‘yon din ang mga nakuha namin as kids – we always express what we feel about each other,” he said.

Diego may not be keen yet in taking on acting roles soon as he wanted to focus first on his music, to which both his actor-parents are very much supportive of, but he and Monching still have common interests – basketball, food, and cars.


Manny Pacquiao

Being the son of a legend is arguably tough as it brings a lot of pressure, but not for the children of Senator Manny Pacquiao. Although both of them train for boxing, his sons Jimuel and Michael choose to slowly depart from his shadow by starting their careers in showbiz.

Firstborn Jimuel is now an ABS-CBN talent and is part of The Squad Plus, while Michael has astounded everyone with his rapping chops that even went viral. And both of them are absolutely supported by the boxing champ.


Jericho Rosales

With his youthful, handsome façade, it’s certainly hard to believe that Jericho already has an adult son. And the seasoned actor seemingly agrees to it, as he disclosed in his TWBA interview that he’s actually in disbelief that Santino’s friends call him “tito” and a lot of people mistake them as brothers most of the time.

However, even though Santino has what it takes to become a celebrity, the Magpahanggang Wakas actor admitted in his TWBA interview that showbiz is not actually the path he wants for his son. He actually wishes him to pursue his passion in sports and be a professional athlete someday since he sees how much he loves playing football.


Michael de Mesa

He indeed is one of the luckiest dads in show business because he has two sons who are have succeeded in following his footsteps in acting—Geoff Eigenmann and Ryan Eigenmann. And although they are all busy with their respective careers, they’re still able to establish a strong and happy bond with one another.

In his guesting in Magandang Buhay, which coincided with his birthday celebration, he was surprised to receive a special message from his daddy. After recalling two of his most favorite memories of Geoff as a kid, Michael went on to describe how a strong yet soft-hearted man his beloved son is.

“Geoff is a very, very strong person. But underneath all that is all mush. Ganyan si Geoff, malambot ang puso. Although hindi niya ipinapakita, pero alam namin na malambot ang puso niya,” he said.

Currently, they are co-stars in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Ramil and Albert, respectively. Ryan also previously appeared in the primetime series as an antagonist named Gascon.

These father-and-child tandems only prove that the unwavering love and support of parents to their children can definitely go a long away. Happy Father’s Day!