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Daniel Padilla unites with his American grandfather

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Photo from Instagram | @karlaestrada1121


Do you know that the father of young actor Daniel Padilla’s mother is an American?


Yes, Virginia, and he is Raymond Ford, who left Daniel’s mother Karla Estrada (officially Karla Ford)  when she was a child in Tacloban City. Raymond came back to Tacloban City to look for her child but  Karla's grandfather told him (Raymond) that she "was not born." When Raymond learned of the “bad” news, he went back to the United States grieving for the loss of his child.


Karla, now 42, was able to locate her father and kept in touch with him when she was 18 years and has been reunited of some sort since.


Lately, Daniel, now 22, whose full name is Daniel John Ford Padilla, himself was reunited with his American grandfather in the United States.


The reunion came when Daniel and girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo had a series of shows in US. During the break, they took advantage for some bonding.


Daniel and Kathryn posted photos on the get-together in social media.


Daniel is the son of the actress-TV host with actor Rommel Padilla. Reports have it that has three other children aside from Daniel. Although they have different fathers, Karla’s sons and daughters are visibly close to each other.


Reports from the US, particularly one from the Philippines’ Ultimate Showbiz Hub (PUSH), indicated that Raymond was able to see his grandson Daniel perform on stage.


Daniel’s mother confirmed this in her post.


"Mula Philadelphia to New Jersey ay naglakbay ang tatay ko at kapatid ko para mapanood ang grupo nina Daniel at Kath. Napakagandang larawan nito. Wala na akong mahihiling pa,"  Karla wrote on Instagram.


On her Instagram account, Karla posted photos of Daniel together with his American grandfather. Raymond also met Kathryn Bernardo.


“Thank you anak and kath! Sobrang saya ng family ko dyan sa U S at nakita at napanood ang show nyo! Thank you LORD!” wrote Karla, co-host of ABS-CBN’s “Magandang Buhay” show in her social media account. 


According to the reports, the social media post of Karla got the attention of her followers on Instagram with thousands of likes and some posting comments.


Daniel and Kathryn screen pairing is one of the most prominent loveteams in the Philippine showbiz industry now. Their fans and supporters collectively call them ‘KathNiel’.


The two young celebrities have worked together on several hit projects, including the movies “Barcelona: A Love Untold,”” Crazy Beautiful You,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” (Jo Erlinda M. Gabot)

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