Dennis Padilla Understands Why Daughter Julia Barretto Did Not Use Padilla Name For ShowbizWith the rising career of Julia Barretto, some people have been wondering why she chose not to use the Padilla name on screen.
However, her father, Dennis Padilla, says that he understands why Julia used the Barretto name for herself.
According to Padilla, he has known that her daughter will be using her mother’s surname in show business at the start of Julia’s career and that he is OK with it.
Padilla said that he has given her daughter permission to use her former wife’s surname on screen.
“Unang unang paglabas niya sa TV sabi nga nila Barretto ang gagamitin, sabi ko okey lang naman e, screen name 'yan e,” Padilla said.
He also told Startalk TX on Saturday that this is just a screen name and that he understands because he himself is not using his real surname for show business.
“Tulad ko, hindi naman ako totoong Padilla; dahil ako, ang totoo kong apelyido Baldivia,” the actor said.
Even his late father, Dencio Padilla, did not use his real name, which Dennis Padilla said is Esteban Baldivia.
Meanwhile, Padilla also said that he has told his children not to get involved in the current Barretto family feud. He said that this is a feud among adults and the children do not have anything to do with it.
Instead, Julia should concentrate on her career, Padilla said.
“Sabi ko kay Julia concentrate ka na lang sa work. Sabi ko yung away o tampuhan ng mga matatanda hindi naman kayo kasaling mga bata,” he said.