By: Joseph Peter R. Gonzales
JC de Vera admits he has no regrets coming out in the open with his personal status: that he and non-showbiz steady Rikkah Cruz are already proud parents for their baby girl named Lana Athena.
“Why should I regret telling the truth, right?” he says. “It’s been three months since I made everything public. It gives me so much joy because they are worth exposing!” The handsome actor is proud of his partner and their cute bundle of joy.
“Definitely, I have a beautiful family. Actually, I even like to expose them more than myself. They’re a lovely showcase for one. In this way, we can spread happiness and positivism to everyone. That’s why I’m not selfish in sharing them to the public.”
He used to be private and evasive when it comes to his personal life.
“Perhaps, it’s because I’ve already matured and feels very lucky to have a family now. This is one of the happiest moments in my life. Since the arrival of my daughter, my joy is overflowing. At present, everything is perfect, we don’t have any problem. Hope it stays this way.”
JC reveals his life is more meaningful now and has a sense of purpose.
“That’s right,” he states. “We’re living a simple life but is full of meaning. Rikkah and I don’t wish for grand things now. Lana Athena is the best gift we received. Even if our family is small, we’re complete and that’s what matters.”
Had the public got turned off with his admission, the 32-year-old Kapamilya star has other options.
“To be honest, it also crossed my mind. I know that I’m a public property and the fans might get disillusioned with my admission. I thought that if it happened, I could turn to another field of endeavour. I can slow down from the ‘biz and concentrate on business. I knew that I have a fall back just in case.”
As it turned out, more offers came that made him busy and visible in the ‘biz.
“Yes! I’m happy of such development. Contrary to the usual effect, more assignments landed onto my lap. My workload is still full.”
After “Since I Found You” opposite Piolo Pascual and Arci Muñoz, the good-looking star has follow-up projects that are sure hits.
“My next soap opera is with Angel (Locsin). It’s titled, ‘The General’s Daughter.’ It’s a big project. Apart from that, I’m also included in the Regal Entertainment offering ‘One Great Love’ which marks Kim Chiu’s return to said outfit and her first team-up with Dennis Trillo.”
At this point, JC realizes that there’s no reason why he would turn his back on show business.
“Oh yes! My idea of switching to business already fizzled out. I’m happy with how my career is going and I hope I’ll be able to better my craft especially now that I’m more motivated because of my family,” he ends.