Regine Velasquez has close bond with Leila Alcasid, the daughter of her husband.
Regine revealed that she has a good relationship with her stepdaughter.
People would usually hear about girls and their stepmothers, but the singer said they actually get along really well and she enjoys Leila’s company.
Other people also tried to warn her off of the possible adjustments she had to go through now that her husband singer/songwriter Ogie Alcasid’s daughter is staying with them, but she said everything went really well.
Velasquez said that when Leila decided to move to the Philippines, after living most her life in Australia, she’s the most excited.
Leila plans to stay in the Philippines for a year and try her luck in showbiz.
They even spend most of their time together as Ogie is busy with work.
Their travels together or them going to Australia is a short time for them but for her the short time is enough to create a good relationship.
Regine has special relationship with her, she said. Velasquez also appreciates that Leila is very fond of her and Ogie’s four-year-old son Nate. There’s genuine love between siblings.
She plays with Nate and Leila does not seem to mind because she thinks he’s the most adorable, beautiful kid ever.
Asked what Leila’s plan now that she’s staying for a year in Manila, Velasquez said her stepdaughter is keen to try her hands in show business.
Back in Australia, ‘she really wants to go to school but suddenly, she decided to come here for a year, we didn’t expect for her to decide like that.’
She said it may come as a surprise to them that she’s interested in the entertainment industry, but Regine already anticipated that there would come a time when Leila would want to spend more time with her father here in the country.
Velasquez is glad that aside from spending time with them, Leila loves her stay so far.
She is currently attending workshops and trying to improve her Filipino.
Leila is Ogie’s eldest daughter with former beauty queen Michelle Van Eimeren.
He also has another daughter named Sarah.