Dads and Daughters, Fathers and Sons
By Catherine Lo
This Father’s Day, let’s take a peek into the lives of the coolest celebrity dads and their adorable little kids. After all, showbiz only comes second to being a good father—but don’t forget to show your love for your own dad and tell him he’s the most awesome Daddy in the world!
1. Jay Jay Lucas and kids
If you haven’t heard of the amazing battle that Courageous Caitie fought in 2016, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Caitlin Soleil Lucas is the brave little daughter of husband-and-wife photographer team Jay Jay Lucas and Feliz Lucas, and when the angelic 3-year-old was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), netizens and anonymous supporters rallied together to give the family much-needed prayers and support. Caitie eventually passed away, but not before shining a beacon of hope, light, and positivity to those who knew her. His dad will always remember her cheerfulness, braveness, and her attitude whenever she would accompany him on his photo shoots, but there is no doubt that he is still an amazing father to Ethan Jairo and Tabitha Calea—who was born on Valentine’s Day at 11:25am, the same time that Caitie passed away. What a miracle!
2. Vic Consunji and Connor
Put together the amazing genes of Bb. Pilipinas-World 2007 Maggie Wilson and renowned businessman Victor Consunji, and you’ve definitely got yourself a future heartthrob who will break all the young girls’ hearts. Born on February 2012, Connor Wilson Consunji has the most charming smile that will sweep any girl off her feet. As his Daddy’s mini-me, it’s been said that Victor is Connor’s ultimate idol—he likes to run, likes to copy his dad’s haircut, and even likes to wear his father’s marathon medals. Connor just might go into the real estate business too—but he’s definitely got what it takes to have a future modeling career as well, don’t you think?
3. GP Reyes and Olivia
There’s a reason why celebrity babies have their own accounts on Instagram with tons and tons of followers—it’s because they are just so darn cute, and Olivia Reyes is no exception. Radio DJ and model Andi Manzano is her mom, and her businessman dad, GP Reyes, recently defended his little princess against online bashers. “There are a few things more intense than the love of a dad for his daughter,” he says in an Instagram post. “Dude, Olivia is my princess and nothing will diminish the joy she gives us, or the happiness she brings to the rest of the people here that love her.” True enough, she certainly does bring joy to everyone, because who else but Baby O could be featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s “Me Me Monday” segment?
4. Hayden and Scarlet
Perhaps no other celebrity couple is as controversial as Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo, but putting all scandals behind them, the couple is now focusing on the light of their lives—little Scarlet Snow. And just like a true doting dad, Hayden Kho posted a message for her when she turned two, saying, “Two years ago today your arrival changed me and filled my life with beautiful memories. My soul expanded because of you.” Aww!
5. Drew Arellano and Primo
Born to power couple Drew Arellano and Iya Villania, baby Antonio Primo just recently starred in a baby care commercial with his loving Mom, and proud Dad Drew loved every second of it. In an Instagram post, the happy Daddy even announced that he’s looking to spend more time with Baby Primo. “Looking for a replacement host for #biyahenidrew for a few years,” he shares. “Need to spend more time with my boy. Anyone interested?” His post is totally understandable—who wouldn’t want to spend more time with cutie-pie Primo?