- Paulo Avelino has a seven-year old son with LJ Reyes, Aki
- The actor admits he did not see his son for a long time
- He also opens up about his current relationship with a model
Paulo Avelino has a seven-year old son with ex-girlfriend LJ Reyes.
However, when they ended their relationship, for some reasons, Avelino was not able to participate much on Aki's life.
On September 2017, during Avelino's guesting on Tonight with Boy Abunda, he opens up about his frustrations as a father.
He said, "I’ve always wanted to be a father first but maraming komplikasyon, maraming misunderstandings but I’ve always wanted to be a father first."
On January 10, during his TV guesting on Magandang Buhay, Avelino admits that he rarely sees Aki and he wants to spend more time with him, which Push reported.
However, right now, the biggest hindrance is his work.
"For the longest time kasi hindi ko nakita ang anak ko dahil nagkaroon ng problema sa maraming bagay.
"Mid-last year naayos na at nakikita ko na ang anak ko. Ang problema naman minsan kapag malungkot ka gusto mo magtrabaho ng magtrabaho.
"So ang dami kong tinanggap na trabaho na aabot hanggang mid this year yata.
"So siguro kulang ko last year, this year siguro more time for my son. Lumalaki na rin (siya)."
He also talks about how content and happy he is right now with girlfriend model Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek.
"Parang magkaroon ng oras sa mga minamahal natin sa buhay na labas din sa ginagawa natin sa trabaho.
Alam niyo naman sa trabaho natin round the clock tayo for several days dire-diretso. Ngayon naman gusto ko lang balansehin."
People would often say that Paolo Contis, Reyes' current boyfriend, is doing a great job in giving Aki a 'father figure.'
This would often point finger to Avelino's absence and naysayers would often say that he does not make an effort to see his son.
Paulo Avelino and LJ Reyes have a son named Ethan Akio or Aki for short.
He turned 7 last July 2017, wherein it was reported that Avelino was a 'no show' during the celebration.
Avelino is now dating Filipino-Australian model Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek while LJ Reyes is in a relationship with Paolo Contis.
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