“We’re like best friends,” is how Ara Mina described her relationship with Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses, who happens to be her ex and the father of her daughter. In fact, before her interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, the two had dinner together.
“Ang maganda po kasi sa amin, co-parenting kami,” the actress shared. Both parents are very hands on when it comes to taking care of their four-year old little princess, Amanda Gabrielle. They attend her school activities and check-ups together, if their busy schedules would allow.
“Hindi ko akalain, Tito Boy, na matatanggap ko na ganito ang situation namin kasi minahal ko siya,” she admitted. As happy as they are with their current arrangement, it still took Ara three months after the split to forgive him. Even then, it was all for Amanda who is proving to be wise beyond her very young age.
She praised her daughter for being jolly, happy, and most of all understanding of their family’s situation. So far, Ara has never had the need to explain or pretend to Amanda why her father lives in a different house, “I’m surprised kasi very smart si Mandy.”
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They would throw the biggest birthday party to celebrate her birthdays together. They were both present at her Pre-Kindergarten Parents’ Orientation. And they support each other’s endeavors in life.
Seeing the Instagram photos and watching this interview, it’s hard to believe that Ara and Patrick are no longer in a relationship. Unfortunate as it is that the original plans didn’t work, they are still showing everyone that it’s possible for exes to get along. Especially if it’s for a special little someone.