Paolo Contis confessed that his biggest fear in life is for his three daughters to grow up hating him.
In an interview on Fast Talk with Boy Abunda
"Hindi ka natatakot na isang araw, magagalit ang iyong mga anak?" Boy asked. To which, Paolo answered: "Takot na takot."
In 2018, Lian revealed that she has been the sole provider for their children ever since they broke up back in 2012. Paolo remained silent at the time, and when the "King of Talk" asked him about the matter, he said that he chose not to say anything as he didn't want to ruin the peaceful lives of his kids.
"Certain things, dapat hindi na dinadaan sa interview. Dapat 'yung mga ibang bagay, napag-uusapan na lang kasi kung magsasalita ako, hindi siya matatapos. Ang kawawa 'yung mga bata. [K]apag nagsalita ako, mahahalungkat nila 'yun and at the end of the day, ang gusto ko lang ay peace para doon sa mga bata," he explained.
He went on, "One day, I'm praying that the opportunity will come at masabi ko 'yung side ko sa kanila nang diretso kasi sila lang naman 'yung concern sa mga mali ko."
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Paolo confirmed that he hasn't been giving financial support to his children, but noted he has been saving money that they could use in the future.
"Doon sa sustento issue, I don't give. Again, I had my reasons why, but I'm saving for them. I have some savings for them that hopefully, one day, I could give to them straight," he said. "It's a mistake na nasimulan ko na hindi ako nakapagbigay, but ever since na nagtrabaho ako nang maayos, unti-unti akong naglalagay sa account para kay Xonia, kay Xalene, pati kay Summer."
When asked whether he has a fatherly relationship with his daughters, Paolo admitted that he does not.
"The last time I saw Xonia and Xalene was six or seven years ago, when we went to Cebu, and then naputol nanaman. Kay Summer, magiging two years ko na siyang hindi nakaka-usap. I reach out though, I try to reach out," he said.
With his emotions suddenly welling up, Paolo cried about how he misses his daughters and how he wants to make it up to them for his shortcomings as a father.
"'Yung sa dalawa ko, gusto kong bumawi. 'Yung kay Summer biglaan kasi. It doesn't make me love Summer more. Lahat silang tatlo mahal ko syempre, pero doon sa dalawa, medyo malalim-lalim na rin 'yung pagkukulang ko, so hindi ko sila masisisi," he wept.
"Kay Summer, nami-miss ko siya sobra," he said. "Lagi kong kasama 'yun sa taping, tapos biglang naputol. 'Pag uwi ko galing Sorsogon, paalis na sila eh [papuntang Amerika]."
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He then shared that he asks nothing more than to be on good terms with his children. "Hindi naman na sa akin lumaki 'yung mga bata, especially si Xonia at si Xalene, so para ma-hate nila ako, 'yun 'yung pinaka fear ko. Nasa stage ako na maging magkaibigan lang tayo eventually."
"Civil lang, 'wag lang galit. Hindi ko kailangang mahalin nila ako kasi hindi ko 'yun masisisi," he added.