Mark Herras admits fathering child

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Monday, February 24, 2014

ACTOR Mark Herras admitted Sunday that he is a father of a three-month-old baby girl, Ada.

In an exclusive interview with "Startalk," the "Dance Floor Dynamite" said he decided to reveal the truth because he is tired of denying.

"This time kaya ako naging matapang (na humarap) kasi sawang sawa na akong mag-deny. I'm very proud of Ada. Kaya ako umaamin ay para matigil na din yung katatanong nila sa akin about the baby," he said.

Mark Herras
Mark Herras


He initially thought that the baby might affect his showbiz career.

"Artista ako. Unang una, 'pag nalaman ng tao na meron napala akong anak, maapektuhan yung trabaho mo, yung buhay mo, yung career mo," he added.

Ada's mother is 32-year-old woman who works as a senior handler. He said that he is not in a relationship with the child's mother.

The actor said he wants to raise Ada in a healthy and happy environment.

"Ang pinaguusapan namin ay kailangan naming magtulungan para sa baby, para suportahan yung bata, mapalaki ng maayos yung bata. Lahat ng pinag-uusapan namin ay about sa baby. Saka na lang yung sa amin... someday," he said.

"Nag promise ako doon sa mommy niya, na kahit anong mangyari, andito lang ako for Ada. Andito lang ako. Money, love, pag may sakit yung bata, lahat. Yung buhay ko ngayon, kung kilala ninyo ako na playboy or bad boy, mag-iiba yun ngayon," he added.

Meanwhile, Herras apologized to his former girlfriend, Ynna Asistio, for not being faithful to her.

"I'm so sorry Ynna, Tita Nadia (Montenegro), Tito Boy (Asistio) and the whole family of Ynna. Sobrang sorry sa nagawa ko sa inyo. Hindi ko gustong saktan yung anak ninyo, yung pamilya ninyo. Pero hindi ko na kayang itago si Ada," he said.

"Alam ko yung pagkakamali ko. Alam kong malaking kasalanan yung nagawa ko. Pero andyan na ‘yung baby. Hindi ko pwedeng sabihin na kalimutan ko yung baby, na piliin ko sila. Dugo ko yung bata, anak ko yun, ako yung daddy," he further said.

Herras admitted his fault and even asked for forgiveness and understanding from his ex-girlfriend's family.

He reiterated that his relationship with Ada's mother and the birth of his daughter is not the reason why he and Ynna decided to end their romance last year.

"Alam ko na galit sila, nasaktan sila. Kung hindi man nila matanggap yung sorry ko, wala akong magagawa doon. Sana maintindihan nila yung sitwasyon ko. Tao lang din ako at nagkakamali ako."

When asked if he's ready to find new love, the actor said he will veer away from romance for some time and will focus his attention to Ada.

"Wala na muna (love life). Mag focus muna ako sa aking anak. Yung muna ang priority ko. Ang goal ko is to be there for Ada," he said. (Sunnex)


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