Hayden Kho reflects on past mistakes: "It takes a real man to be a real father"

Hayden Kho reflects on past mistakes: "It takes a real man to be a real father"

The Celebrity doctor opens up about what his controversial past has taught him and how, in becoming a father, he has found redemption

Hayden Kho, who was entangled in sex video scandal back in 2009, rarely opens up about that period in his life but the lessons he's learned from it remain.

The publicization of his sex tape with actress Katrina Halili and fellow doctor Maricar Reyes caused his medical license to be revoked due to "immoral, dishonorable, and unethical conduct". It was, however, reinstated in 2014.

Succumbing what he calls "sins of the flesh" and regretting it led him to eventually find his true purpose: being a father to his 19-month-old daughter, Scarlet Snow.

"God allowed me to fall into the 'sins of the flesh' years ago in order to teach me an important lesson..."

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Hayden opened up about how the mistakes of the past taught him important lessons.

"I am beginning to see that God allowed me to fall into the 'sins of the flesh' years ago in order to teach me an important lesson on humility and to turn me into the kind of man He can use for His purposes; a real man capable of leading responsibly and loving genuinely," wrote Hayden in the caption of a photo of a younger Scarlet sleeping beside her mom, Vicki Belo. "For this I am thankful... because now that I have (Scarlet Snow), I realized it's true: it does take a real man to be a real father."

More about Hayden's fatherhood journey on the next page

Scarlet Snow is Hayden's biological child with Vicki Belo. Conceived through in vitro fertilization, the announcement of her birth had caused a stir in the industry.

"I guess God knew fatherhood would change me completely and bring me closer to being the kind of man He always wanted me to be," wrote Hayden on Facebook. "He sent me and Vicki an angel who is to be our lifelong inspiration. Meet our daughter, Scarlet Snow."

"Sarap maging ama."

"I think the greatest gift you can give your child is really your time."

In an interview with ABS-CBN, Hayden gushed about being so blessed to be a father.

"Parang everyday I'm receiving a new gift na I don't even deserve," he marveled. "I enjoy putting her to sleep and feeding her and talking to her kahit feeling ko hindi niya ako naiintindihan. ...I'm also discovering a lot about myself while taking care of her, while discovering things about her that makes her unique. Those things are special."

"My precious little lovebug, you light up our lives with your giggles and smiles," he wrote in an Instagram post on Father's Day. "Your happy and funny little personality shines through every day. I love you with all my heart and will always be by your side to love and protect you. You can run to me anytime- never ever forget that, my @scarletsnowbelo. Thank you for showing me true happiness. I am very blessed. #FathersDay"

READ: Love at first sight: Hayden Kho and Scarlet Snow Belo’s first photos

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Bianchi Mendoza

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