John Estrada has been in the showbiz industry for almost 30 years. He started as a model, and then landed the role of Johnny in one of the most memorable sitcoms in Philippine television history, Palibhasa Lalake (1987). He continued to play remarkable roles in films during the ‘90s, before shifting from acting to hosting- a move that opened the doors to arguably his biggest break in showbiz. He became one of the hosts in the noontime variety show Magandang Tanghali Bayan in 1998. As he built a name in comedy, he also dipped his feet in drama and even portrayed villain roles in ABS-CBN teleseryes. Currently, Estrada plays the role of Anthony Buenavidez in The Good Son.
Aside from his career, Estrada’s personal life has also made headlines. He married actress Janice de Belen in 1992 and became a father of four, but the two separated in 2001. In 2011, he married Brazilian beauty queen-turned-actress Priscilla Meirelles. The couple has one daughter, Samantha Anechka, and Estrada has happily shared his journey as a father on Instagram.
The actor’s Instagram feed has been filled with moments of him and his “lovey”. When they visited Osaka, and Star Island in Miami, among many other trips. There is also a number of photos of Estrada fulfilling his fatherly duties of picking up Anechka from school and the two eventually getting stuck in traffic. Not to mention the simple but sweet bonding moments of the two like walking in the mall, trying on matching Ray-Bans, or just watching the sunset by the beach. The two really know how to set father-and-daughter goals. But there is probably one photo, which was shared on Anechka’s fourth birthday, that says it all for Estrada, “Please don’t grow old so fast”.
PHOTOS CREDIT: john_estrada IG