Pretty much everyone had a crush on Patrick Garcia in the 90s. With his dreamy boy-next-door looks, flowy hair, and acting skills beyond his age, it’s no surprise how he rose to become one of the most memorable young matinee idols of that decade. But, it looks like there’s a new heartthrob on the rise! And it’s none other than his son, Alex Jazz Mercado. Find out more about Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado son in this article.
Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado son: Alex Jazz Mercado
His adorable son with his former partner Jennylyn Mercado is now 15 this year. Jennylyn Mercado gave birth to Alex Jazz Mercado at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quezon City on August 16, 2008.
Mercado and Garcia split up in 2008, while Jennylyn is pregnant with Jazz, but have remained friends ever since. Even with a past rift, the two have shared countless great moments with Jazz and Garcia’s family.
photo: Patrick Garcia Instagram
This photo of Jazz when he was 8 definitely screams Patrick Garcia when he starred in the critically acclaimed film batang PX in 1997. But as he grows older, he definitely looks more of his dad.
photos: Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado’s Instagram accounts
Though Alex Jazz lives with his mom, there’s no shortage of bonding experiences between him and his dad. In fact, Patrick’s wife Nikka always reaches out to Jennylyn.
The two frequently share photos of Jazz with his half-sisters – Michelle Celeste, Nicola Patrice, and Francisca Pia. Recently, Patrick and Nikka welcomed their fourth child, who is finally a boy, Enrique Pablo.
The kids are just as adorable as Alex Jazz!
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Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado son
1. Jazz seems to have inherited Patrick’s adorable geeky smile that made all the tweens and teens fall in love with him in the 90s.
photos: Pep and Jennylyn Mercado Instagram
2. This little one will surely grow up to be a heartbreaker!
3. We won’t be surprised if Jazz enters showbiz eventually! It’s in his genes!
Alex Jazz’s big and extended family
Alex Jazz, although he has separated parents, has always been loved by Patrick and Jennylyn, with their own families showering him with love and affection too.
Patrick is now happily married to Nikka Garcia for 8 years. They have 4 children – 3 girls and a boy.
Nikka has always been supportive of Jazz, even promising Jennylyn that she will be a good tita to Jazz. And yes, she is!
Jennylyn on the other hand just tied the knot with long-time boyfriend Dennis Trillo, who also has a son, Calix, from former girlfriend Carlene Aguilar. Now, Jennylyn and Dennis Trillo has a daughter named Dylan Jade who just celebrated her first birthday last April 25, 2023.
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Jennylyn’s love for Alex Jazz
Jennylyn Mercado son condition: After realizing that her kid had a speech delay at the age of one year and three months, and knowing that therapy and special schools were exceedingly expensive, her first objective was to ensure her son’s early educational future.
While Jennylyn can be very busy with work, she makes sure that Jazz gets well taken care of by her helpers. Her week could be bombarded with tapings, shoots, and rehearsals but she also never fails to spend quality time with his son.
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They would often spend quality time together at the mall where Jazz can run around as he likes. Jennylyn is also a disciplinarian, who would spank Jazz’s hands if he gets too naughty. But she would always make sure to communicate to Jazz why she did it and what Jazz did wrong.
Patrick Garcia and Jennylyn Mercado as co-parents
In 2008, while Jennylyn was pregnant with Jazz, Patrick and Jennylyn had a contentious breakup. Over time, they were able to patch things up and have since become one of the celebrity co-parent models out there.
It’s never easy to end a relationship, especially when children are involved. Mothers and fathers can stop being in a relationship but they can never stop being parents.
Are you a single mom or dad who wants to ace co-parenting and give your child/ren a better family relationship too? Check this previous article on 5 Ways to make co-parenting easier with your ex-partner.
The most basic advice: For the sake of your children, show them that even if their parents are no longer together, you will always be their mother and father who care for them with all your heart.
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