As a single mom, Jodi Sta. Maria deals with matters of the heart more carefully.
She explains, “Siguro kasi, dahil ngayon I have a son…
“When you make decisions in life, parang you always have to think twice na, e.
“Siyempre, iyong isang decision para sa sarili mo. And then iyong decision naman na gagawin mo is, kailangan mo isipin kung paano ito makakaapekto sa anak mo.
“Kasi, kumbaga, hindi na lang ikaw iyan, e. I know that in everything na gagawin ko, alam ko na merong Thirdy na maaapektuhan.
“So, I think I just have to be more discerning and wise pagdating sa mga bagay na iyon.”
When someone shows a romantic interest in Jodi, the ABS-CBN actress says she introduces the person to Thirdy first before anything else.
The Kapamilya actress-producer says, “My son is 14 years old. Meron na siyang utak na sarili niya and I value his opinion talaga. Sobrang super may say talaga siya.”
Drawing from her own personal experience, she underlined the realization that it’s ok to remain single, and hopes that single moms will feel the same way.
She said, “There is nothing wrong about being a single mom, being a single woman. You can still be your own person, your own individual.
“You can still do all the things na kailangan mo gawin kahit na single ka. Hindi siya curse, hindi siya taboo na kapag wala kang partner in life.”