52-year-old actor and singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid whose real name is Herminio Jose Lualhati Alcasid, Jr., is a proud loving father of three adorable children.
Ogie and his former wife Australian beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren tied the knot in 1996. She is the representative of Australia in the 1994 Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines, where she also met the actor and singer-songwriter.
However, their marriage got annulled in 2007. Michelle and Ogie have two lovely daughters, 17-year-old Sarah and their eldest daughter 22-year-old Leila, who also decided to enter the local entertainment scene.
His youngest child, Nathaniel James “Nate” Alcasid, who is now 8 years old, is his child with current wife, fellow singer Regine Velasquez.
In the episode of the morning talk show “Magandang Buhay” last March 4, Ogie and his eldest Leila Alcasid made one of the rare, unforgettable appearances where they opened up about their relationship as a father and daughter.
During the interview, the 52-year-old actor and singer-songwriter revealed that he had only become hands-on in overseeing her daughter when she moved to the Philippines 3 years ago.
He used to be strict with Leila, to the point where he gave curfew and required screening her would-be suitors, in the first two years. But eventually, he realized that she’s not young anymore and he needed to somehow loosen his grip with her.
“Twenty two na siya eh. So ‘di naman pwedeng baby pa rin ang turing ko sa kanya. I want to give (Leila) her own wings. Pero nandoon din siguro ‘yung pagpapaalala,” the celebrity father said.
In fact, Ogie already allowed his daughter to have a boyfriend, Mito, who according to him is a responsible guy. He usually spends time at their house, playing PS4 games with Ogie, and even asking for some advice on his career and business.
Leila, on the other hand, revealed that although her father allowed her to enjoy more freedom there are still rules that remain the same such as “no sleepovers” and getting home at a “decent time.”