We may know him as a veteran comedian in the local entertainment scene, but every time he’s out of the spotlight, Dennis Padilla is admired for being such a loving, supportive, and protective dad for his kids. And we’re able to see that in his guesting on Tonight With Boy Abunda last year alongside rapper-actor Andrew E to promote their movie comeback.
He may be living away from his children with ex-wife Marjorie Barretto for more than a decade now since their separation, but he had proven them that he’ll always be by their side no matter what, such as when their firstborn Julia was beleaguered with a tumultuous controversy in 2019.
In that interview, the 58-year-old actor related to the King of Talk that he advised her to go on a vacation, to stay away from social media, to not react on everything that she would read, nor respond to any comment or question for a while.
Dennis also expressed how infuriated he was with the snide comments being hurled by bashers at her, to the point that he wanted to storm off their houses to hit them.
WATCH on TWBA: Dennis Padilla, hindi maiwasang magalit sa bashers ng kanyang anak na si Julia
It can be recalled that he and Julia had a fallout many years ago, which was seemingly caused by his breakup with their mom when she and her siblings were still kids. They were able to mend their rift in 2015, a week before the young actress celebrated her 18th birthday.
In his conversation with Tito Boy on Aquino & Abunda Tonight, Dennis imparted that he was already fine not being invited as long as she’s happy on her special day, thus he was so ecstatic when she personally handed him the invitations for him, her grandma, and his partner Linda.
Since then, we’ve been seeing photos of them together, especially on his social media account, in which they are seen hanging out and celebrating special occasions together. Besides, he also got the chance to take part in the momentous milestones in their lives. The comedian is also fond of posting throwback pictures of his beloved children and of their bonding moments when they were still little.
Browse through their nostalgic photos in this gallery to see some of Dennis and Julia’s cherished daddy-daughter moments on-and-off-cam!