Do you want another reason to think that John Prats is just pure goals?
After more than a decade of experience in the industry as an actor, he has finally reached a point where he is ready to take up roles behind the camera. As a director, his work includes the music video for Moira dela Torre’s “Malaya” which features close friends Sam Milby and Angelica Panganiban. This was also the project that prompted John and Sam to start their own production company called Bright Bulb.
Recently, however, the headlines were about him and wife Isabel Oli’s second child gender-reveal. The video was uploaded on the couple’s YouTube channel as the first episode of a vlog series entitled We Are The Pratties.
So, with one beautiful daughter plus a baby boy on the way and a busy career, how can John stay in touch with his family?
We’ve seen his Instagram posts which are filled with photos of him and Feather. From falling asleep together to hanging out at the beach, this father and daughter are practically inseparable. And on Tonight with Boy Abunda, John gave us a little more detail about his life off set.
“Liv kasi is very malambing, and ako rin ganoon,” he mused. It’s natural for them to keep the spark alive because they would often surprise each other with spontaneous dates after work. It’s particularly important for John save time for Isabel because he feels thankful, “Nakita ko kasi kung gaano siya kabuting ina.”
When asked if he is either a better father or husband, the actor-director had a perfect response, “I’m doing my best to be the best for them.” He further shared that his joy right now is to be with his family. He doesn’t want to miss a single moment, especially with Feather growing up so fast.
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Meanwhile on Magandang Buhay, he admitted that their son is an answered prayer, “Siyempre ‘yun naman ang dream siguro ng lahat ng magulang, to have a healthy baby. Tapos parang bonus na mayroon ka nang babae, tapos mayroon ka pang lalaki.” He is excited because they will be a family of four come this Christmas holiday.
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John also revealed that this pregnancy for Isabel has been a completely different experience. It has been tougher on her for many reasons, but there are some things on their checklist that they have accomplished. It was a challenge back then to come up with Lilly Feather. But they want their baby boy to have a unique name too.
As parents, they also know to be more practical in spending. “Minsan hindi na practical na bili ka nang bili kasi susuotin lang nila ng three weeks tapos wala na hindi na kasya,” he went on. This is why all of their newborn items are neutral colors like grays and whites. So, Freedom can use Feather’s hand-me-downs.
Amidst his role at home, the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano actor is also thankful for all the work being offered to him. As a man, he was brought up to be a provider and all these opportunities are really for his family, “’Pag may pamilya ka na hindi mo na iisipin ‘yung sarili mo. Ang iisipin mo na is para sa mga anak mo, para sa asawa mo, to have a comfortable life.”
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