MANILA, Philippines – In a serendipitous moment, actor Cesar Montano has been reunited with his 3 daughters with estranged wife Sunshine Cruz: Angelina, Samantha, and Francesca.
Cesar posted the photo of him and his 3 girls on Instagram Monday, July 11.
"All glory to God for my 3 beautiful daughters!" he wrote.
All glory to God for my 3 beautiful daughters! @makeupbychacuyong @dollyanncarvajal @shirleypizarro A photo posted by @cesar_montano on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:41am PDT
On her Facebook, Sunshine explained how the 3 girls met with their dad who was in the same area as they were. She said that she was celebrating her birthday with the kids and some friends at a restaurant in Resorts World.
"Maraming text at nagtatanong. For the record. My kids, nephew, Dupaya Family and sis Ynez were with me for my advance birthday dinner at Resorts World. My ex-husband with his brother and some friends were there too. Just one or two restaurants away from us. I believe that it was meant to happen. Same time and same place pa kaya alam ko si God ang kumilos," she wrote.
"The kids were [tense] but excited when they learned and saw their father. Hindi naman ako nagdalawang isip at inutusan ko ang kids na lapitan at halikan ang kanilang dad.
(The kids were tense but excited when they learned [that their father was there] and saw him. I did not think twice and told the kids to go near and kiss their dad.
"It was emotional I heard from my bestfriend Ayapud Yhtak. Hindi naman kasi ako lumapit at pinili kong maghintay sa upper level. Masaya ako sa pangyayaring ito. I've been vocal ever since na kailangan ng mga bata ng ama sa buhay nila but unfortunately may mga bagay na nangyari at bilang isang ina, gagawin ko ang alam ko ay tama, ang proteksyunan ang mga bata at irespeto ang kagustuhan nila.
(It was emotional, I heard from my friend Ayapud Yhtak. I did not go near and just chose to stay at the upper level. I'm very happy about what happened. I've been vocal ever since that the kids need their dad in their lives but unfortunately, things happen. As a mother, I'll do anything that I think is right, to protect the kids and respect what they want.)
"I'm hoping this will be the start of a better relationship [between] our kids and [their] father. We as parents need to remember na hindi ginusto ng mga bata na tayo ang maging magulang nila (our children did not choose their parents)," she continued.
"I know our kids deserve a good life because they are wonderful children. Sana maging maayos na talaga at sana huwag na muna ipilit na magkaroon ng relationship ang kids sa mga taong alam nya at alam nyang alam naming nakasakit sa kanila. Siya, ang tatlong bata at si Diego lang muna SANA.
(I know our kids deserve a good life because they are wonderful children. I hope everything will be fixed and the kids won't be forced to have a relationship with the people who he knows – and we know – could hurt them. I hope it would just be him, the 3 kids, and Diego first.)
"Dahan-dahan at baka maka-apekto na naman kasi sa mga bata. By the way, salamat sa cake. Much appreciated yan," she said.
(Be careful and it might affect the children again. By the way, thank you for the cake. That's much appreciated.)
The couple, who have been separated since 2013, have not spoken to each after Sunshine filed a complaint against Cesar, whom she accused of performing lewd acts in front of their kids during one of his visits.
Cesar, meanwhile, has been busy filming his new film Sultan Kudarat and recently appeared in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano starring Coco Martin. – Rappler.com