In an interview with Boy Abunda last September 11, Paulo Avelino got emotional when he was asked on which role he embodies in order; a father, an actor, or a boyfriend?

“Naiiyak ako.” Paulo was shut in silence trying to think of what to say. “Well, I’ve always wanted to be a father first but maraming komplikasyon, maraming misunderstandings,” said the actor.

Paulo is a father to LJ Reyes’ son, Aki, who just turned 7 last July 24. Avelino was not present in son’s birthday party leading people to ask if he is jealous of Paolo Contis who has been raising Aki with his mother. “‘Di naman. May tamang oras naman na makasama ko ang anak ko,” the actor said in an interview.

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Earlier this year, Paulo just admitted being in a relationship with a Fil-Aussie model named Jodie Elizabeth Tarasek. He also told Boy Abunda that Jodie has been getting a lot of hate messages from his fans but the model is starting to get used to it.