50-year-old comedian-actor, singer and host Bayani Agbayani is undeniably one of the finest and funniest comedians in the showbiz industry.
He made a lot of people laugh in his films that mostly involve actions with comedy, which made him a bankable sidekick to the brightest stars in the country when he was just starting his acting career.
Bayani Agbayani or Bayani Rogacion, Jr. in real has been married to wife Lenlen for more than two decades already, and they were blessed with four daughters- Maria Thalia, Rosalinda Marie, Mary Mar, and Marian Sabrina. Their names were taken from the famous characters of one of “Thalia,” the most influential 90s Mexican singer-actress, his wife Lenlen is an ultimate fan of the famous actress.
In an earlier interview, the celebrity father shared some updates about his 4 daughters. He said that his eldest daughter, Maria Thalia, who is now 22 is a head chef in Slice Café, a café in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), which is owned by Senator Pia Cayetano.
Meanwhile, Bayani’s 18-year-old second daughter Rosalinda Marie has plans of joining the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. She also wants to be a stewardess. His third daughter is a taekwondo black belter, and she’s planning to become an architect. When it comes to their youngest daughter 11-year-old Marian Sabrina, her only hobby as of the moment is “kumain nang kumain,” Bayani said in jest.
During the interview, the 50-year-old celebrity father also mentioned that he wanted his daughters to choose a career that can give them the opportunity to work abroad.
“Ako naman ang pangarap ko sana sa kanila mag-abroad. Di ba ang sarap maging chef ka sa ibang bansa? Kung ayaw n’yo naman, okey lang…Kasi masarap may anak kang stewardess, eroplano libre ka na. di ba?” Bayani shared.
Just like any father who always want to protect their children, Bayani shared that he even asked her eldest daughter to stop doing online business for her own safety.
“Nagtitinda pa ng cell phone online. Akala naman niya matutuwa ako. Sabi ko, ‘Anak, wag.’ Kasi baka ma-ano pa kung…di ba?…magkikita sa isang lugar [meet up], baka kung ano pa mangyari,” he continued.
He also said that they already accepted that he and Lenlen could no longer have a son because his wife underwent 4 birth delivery through Cesarean section.
“Kasi mula panganay hanggang bunso, caesarian siya [Len], e. Tinanong ko ’yong doktor kung p’wede pa ba, e, hindi na raw. P’wede raw pero dito na bibiyakin, e, baka naman maging daing ’yon. Matagal palang maghilom ’yon sa loob. Tanggap na namin. Masaya naman kami,” Bayani explained.
The comedian father also revealed that his eldest daughter Maria Thalia is Bea Alonzo’s half brother’s girlfriend. Bea’s younger brother James Carlos and Thalia used to be schoolmates at the CCA or Center for Culinary Arts.
“Dinala [niya] sa bahay. Humarap naman ’yong kapatid ni Bea, nagpa-alam, ‘Liligawan ko po ’yong anak n’yo.’ E, nakaka-basketball ko pala siya, kami ni Vhong Navarro dito sa Reyes gym.”
“Matagal na sila,” Bayani continued. “Sabi ko naman sa kanila, kilalanin n’yong maigi mga sarili n’yo kasi ang sarap ng may trabaho tapos binata’t dalaga kayo, kahit saan n’yo gustong pumunta, makakapunta kayo. Nakikinig naman sila.”
But he also revealed that there was a time that he and his wife Lenlen got worried a lot when their eldest daughter did not inform them properly that she’s going for a trip with her boyfriend and Bea in Palawan.
He shared, “Nako, sinama ni Bea [Alonzo] sa Palawan, di namin alam. E, hindi ko naman ma-ano kasitwenty-two na e.
“Pinagsabihan ko lang na, ‘Anak, magpapa-alam ka lang para alam namin kung saan ka namin ipagpe-pray…mamaya pinagpe-pray ka namin sa trabaho mo, nasa Palawan ka pala… hindi matutubok ng Diyos ’yong pag-aaalaga sa’yo.’
“Pag nagkakamali sila, kinakausap ko sila nang maayos.”
The 50-year-old comedian-actor shared these updates about his family during the press conference for his comeback rom-com movie with Gelli de Belen “Pansamantagal” last March.
This rom-com movie is about the story of Leo (Bayani) and Agnes (Gelli), two middle-aged people who cross paths in a resort where they hope to clear their minds from their respective relationship woes.