Despite his busy schedule, actor-TV host-businessman Edu Manzano clearly knows what his priorities are when it comes to spending time with family. He’s also popularly known as the father of one of the country’s most sought-after hosts who currently graces our televisions with his stints on ASAP Natin ‘To, World Of Dance, and Minute To Win It – Luis Manzano – whose gift of gab, wit, and his often affirmed “good looks” came from his dad.
It’s always a delight to see father and son together onscreen and onstage, even on social media posts, as they exude fun, wackiness, and hilarity.
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Although they are frequently seen sharing fun moments together or bantering with each other on-and-off-cam, Edu and Luis also have soft hearts and can also make our hearts melt with their sweetness towards one another. This is evident in the veteran actor’s interview with the gregarious momshies of Magandang Buhay last month, wherein he wasn’t able to hold back his emotions after his firstborn said how he always takes pride to call him dad through a pre-recorded video.
To those who don’t know yet, Luis was only able to follow his prominent parents’ footsteps and entered show business as an actor and TV host upon fulfilling his promise to his dad of finishing his Hotel and Restaurant Institution Management degree at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Edu had wanted for Luis and his two younger children, Addie and Enzo, to finish college before pursuing their chosen careers.
For all his achievements in hosting, especially having been a multi-awarded Best Male TV Host by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) for many years, Luis considers himself a “forever student” of “the master” Edu who he idolizes.
Edu, on the other hand, is the epitome of a true gentleman, passing on this quality to Luis whose relationship with Jessy Mendiola is going stronger than ever. It was Jessy who surprised Luis on his birthday (first time in his life) by inviting Edu and her loving beau’s mom, the Star For All Seasons and Batangas 6th District Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto – who came with stepdad Senator Ralph Recto and half-brother Ryan Christian in tow.
“Lucky” seems to be the word that has rubbed off Edu in his personal and professional life. Apart from his ongoing leading stint as Vice President Lucas Cabrera in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Edu is part owner of a restaurant in Makati City.
In an Instagram post, Edu said he has been a “proud father to a fantastic son.” What more can a father wish for?