Photo: Facebook Page of Mark Herras
Mark Herras made a revelation that not all actors can do.
In an interview on “Startalk” on Sunday, February 23, the Kapuso actor revealed that he is already a dad to a three-month-old baby, named Ada.
“Mayroon na po akong anak. She’s a girl, three months old. Siya po yung first baby ko sa buong buhay ko. Iyon po yung gusto kong sabihin sa lahat ng tao,” Mark said. ( I already have a child. She’s a girl, three months old. She is my first baby in my entire life. That’s what I wanted to tell everyone).
When asked about the status of his relationship with Ada’s mother, he revealed that they are not together anymore, “Ang napag-usapan po namin, kailangan naming magtulungan para sa baby, para masuportahan yung bata, para mapalaki nang maayos. Tsaka na muna yung sa amin, kung ano yung mangyayari sa amin someday.”
(What we talked about was we needed to work together so that we can support our child and raise her well. We are not yet thinking about us. Whatever will happen may happen someday).
Reliable sources said that Ada’s mom is Mark’s handler who is five years older than him.
On revealing the truth
Mark was quick to admit that he had second thoughts on revealing the truth, “Unang-una, kapag nalaman ng tao na mayroon kang anak, di ba syempre maaapektuhan yung trabaho mo, yung buhay mo, yung career mo. Pero by this time kasi, kaya ako naging matapang kasi sawang-sawa na akong magdeny eh. I’m very proud of Ada dahil siya po ang aking first baby girl.”
(When the people know that an actor already has a child, the work gets affected, life, career. But I was so tired of denying it. I am very proud of Ada because she is my first baby).
On breakup with Ynna Asistio
It will be recalled that in July 2013, Mark and girlfriend Ynna Asistio ended their relationship.
He admitted that he was at fault on the breakup, “Sobrang sorry po sa nagawa kong kasalanan sa inyo. Hindi ko po gusto gawing saktan ang pamilya ninyo, pero hindi ko na po kasi kayang itago si Ada.” ( I am so sorry for the mistake I’ve committed. I didn’t mean to hurt your family, but I can no longer hide Ada).
The actor-dancer admitted that Ynna was still his girlfriend when the baby was conceived.
Outpouring of support
After his interview on “Startalk,” friends from show business and fans expressed their support for Mark through social media.
An act of bravery–Alden Richards
Hooray for being Honest!–Niko