Jeric Raval has addressed persistent pregnancy rumors being linked to his daughter AJ Raval.
During an interview on Ogie Diaz’s YouTube channel, the veteran actor admitted being hurt by the hate AJ has been receiving, although he understands that it comes with her line of work.
“Bilang magulang, hindi mo naman maiaalis ‘yun na masakan ako. Sabi ko nga, hindi ko na lang binabasa, hindi ko iniintindi kaya wala. Kasi parang kasama na ‘yan eh pag nag-artista ka,” Jeric stated.
“Pag nag-artista ka, ready ka diyan. Hindi lahat ng tao natutuwa sa ‘yo. Ngayon, kung hindi ka ready diyan, hindi para sa ‘yo ‘tong trabaho na ‘to,” added Jeric.
The action star also shared his thoughts about AJ being the subject of controversies lately.
AJ has been rumored to be expecting her first child with rumored boyfriend Aljur Abrenica, with veteran showbiz columnist Cristy Fermin confirming it from a source.
Aj, however, repeatedly dispelled the rumors by posting snaps flaunting her flat tummy on social media. She also recently went live on Instagram showing no signs of a baby bump.
Jeric, who said his daughter has been fed up with the issues, believes that AJ is telling the truth but at the same time, sees no problem if she’s actually pregnant.
“Hindi, eh bat siya nagsu-shooting kagabi? Although I haven’t seen her for two weeks, three weeks.
“Tsaka kung buntis, e, di mabuti, at least hindi pala siya baog,” Jeric said in jest.
He continued, “Tsaka, ewan ko, ginagawa nilang problema yun pag ang tao buntis. Pag buntis edi manganak. Ang masama, pag buntis ka, kabuwanan mo na hindi ka pa makapanganak, problema ‘yun.
Jeric also dismissed speculations that AJ already has a child, saying that the latter’s niece/nephew would usually be mistaken as her child.
“Ah wala. Kung may anak ‘yan hindi ‘yan pwede nag-eksena ng mga ganun. Syempre hindi mo naman maitatago ‘yang kamot,” said Jeric.