Joko Diaz has already been a household name in the world of Philippine entertainment industry. He may be well-known for portraying those macho villain characters in series and films, such as Hector Mangubat in Kadenang Ginto, but he could be soft and doting in real life, especially when it comes to his children.
And one of them is the very lovely Ashley Diaz, who attested on how her dad’s personality is far different from what he’s known for on-screen via their guesting in Magandang Buhay last year by revealing that he’s actually funny.
Besides, she also had the chance to tell him the words that he’d probably been yearning to hear, saying, “I want you to be safe always. I am proud that you are my father. I want more bonding moments with you. I love you.”
In return, the veteran action star reminded his beloved daughter to finish her studies, respect people, and appreciate everything that she has been through and where she came from before achieving all the success that she has now.
We could also note that Joko is such a hands-on father to his kids as Ashley shared that he would always call and text her just to make sure she’s always okay and endure hours of travel to Batangas so that he could get home after work every day. This just goes to show how important seeing and being with the family is for him.
On that same episode, we’re able to discover as well that Ashely doesn’t only have a pretty face, but an impressive talent in singing, too, after giving us a sample of her rendition of the classic hit “You Are My Sunshine.”
Thus, Joko is such a very proud dad to his children as he posted a video of Ashley having a duet with her brother Pacqui on Instagram and wrote on the caption, “Kayo ang nagpapasaya sa amin ng mommy n’yo.”
Followers of Ashley on social media, especially on IG, have surely noticed her unmistakable beauty and gushed over her adorable pictures. Scrolling through her account, we can also see on Ashley’s Instagram some of her sweet photos with Joko, which really says a lot about how close they are to each other. Go through this gallery to see some of their lovely moments together!
You may catch Joko’s astounding performance as Hector Mangubat again as Kadenang Ginto is currently having a re-run on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live, every Saturday and Sunday evening!