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Father's Day: Celebrity stepdads who have formed a bond with their stepchildren

By Kristine Abigail Lee Published Jun 16, 2022 6:58 pm

Blended families are more common than ever, and some of these celebrities have proudly accepted the stepparent role.

As we celebrate Father's Day, stepfathers—like any dads in the world—also deserve to be recognized on the annual holiday. Take a look at these stepdads who share a close bond with their stepchildren.

Derek Ramsay and Elias Adarna

Ellen Adarna is one proud mom and wife, often sharing bonding videos of Derek Ramsay and Elias, his son with former partner Lloyd Cruz. From playing golf to swimming and ziplining, those two are inseperable!

Senator Kiko Pangilinan and KC Concepcion

KC Concepcion is the first born of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion. In 1996, Sharon married Kiko Pangilinan.

In October 2021, KC penned a sweet message to his stepdad, who was running for vice president in the 2022 national elections.

"Your love for family and country is genuine and true. Thank you for all the things that you do. This is our family’s biggest milestone yet…Dad, whatever the outcome, let the welfare of others be your motivation and strength," she wrote.

"You deserve my vote and the Vote of the People. May God bless the long journey towards becoming the next Vice President of the Philippines. Mahal kita," said KC.

Dennis Trillo and Jazz Garcia

Jazz Mercado is the son of Jennylyn Mercado and Patrick Garcia. Even though Jazz’s parents got separated, he gained another father in Dennis Trillo. Dennis even surprised Jazz on his 12th birthday!

Senator Ralph Recto and Luis Manzano

Luis Manzano is the son of Vilma Santos-Recto and Edu Manzano. After Luis' parents got separated, his mother married Ralph Recto back in 1992. It was reported that Ralph told Luis that while he may not be his real dad, he is still free to tell open up to him.

Troy Montero and Maurie Obligation

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Maurie Obligation is the son of Aubrey Miles, and her former partner, JP Obligation.

During a Magandang Buhay guesting in 2017, Maurie shared a little about his relationship with his stepdad, Troy Montero. "He is like a real dad. He knows how to take care of me, always there for me, supportive din. But well of course, I do have my real dad. But he treats me really well, which I really appreciate," he said. "He's like a real dad. We're really close, me and him."