Kapamilya actress Jodi Sta. Maria is one proud mom for successfully raising Thirdy, her son with ex-husband Panfilo Lacson Jr into a good young man.
Although it’s not easy to be a single mother as she had to face the challenges alone, Jodi is thankful that her 14-year-old son is growing up just like any child despite the absence of his father in his life.
The Kapamilya actress also acknowledges the fact that his son is starting on his teenage phase and may already have many crushes, but she’s confident that her son can handle these situations and will turn to her if he needs help with such things.
Jodi revealed in a previous interview on the late-night talk show Tonight with Boy Abunda that she has always been honest to Thirdy and told her son everything that he needs to know with regards to her love life.
Checking the social media account of the 37-year-old celebrity mom, it’s quite obvious that one of their favorite bonding activities is traveling. In one of her previous Instagram posts, the doting mom couldn’t help but express how grateful she is for having Thirdy in her life, whom she considered as the greatest blessing she’s ever had.
“You are life’s greatest blessing, Muy! I pray that the Lord will give me wisdom and strength to raise you well. Despite my imperfections, God freely gave you to me and with His unlimited grace, fills the gaps I cannot fill. I will forever be grateful,” Jodi wrote.
Jodi gave birth to her son Panfilo “Thirdy” Lacson III in 2005. She was married to Lacson for five years, but the two decided to part ways. After their separation, Lacson got into a relationship with actress Iwa Motto, the two already have a daughter named Mimi.
But despite her failed marriage with Lacson, the Kapamilya actress was admired by many for keeping a good relationship with her ex-husband and his current family. A lot of people also praised both parties as they were able to set aside their differences to become good parents to their son.