And just like that Jennylyn Mercado's son Jazz is officially a teenager! Jen's ~blended family~, which includes longtime partner Dennis Trillo and his son Calix, celebrated Jazz's 13th birthday at home with We Bare Bears party decors.
On her Instagram caption, Jen gushed over her unico hijo's milestone: "My Jazz is now officially a teenager! Pero he will remain my baby boy forever! Happy 13th, my Jazzy! I love you so much!"
In the comments section, Nikka Garcia, the wife of Jazz's dad Patrick Garcia, also greeted their Kuya Jazz with a happy birthday. "Happiest birthday, Kuya Jazz," she wrote. ICYDK, Jazz has four half-siblings on his dad's side.
Having been a single mom since her early 20s, Jen has frequently spoken about motherhood, specifically her experiences as a single parent. In August 2020, she even called out a netizen who wrote a derogatory comment about single mothers. On Twitter, she wrote, "To all the single moms out there, never let comments like this get to you. Having a kid early doesn't make you less of a woman. In fact, it's the opposite. Being a single parent made us stronger than ever. Mahirap maging nanay at tatay ng ating (mga) anak pero kinakaya natin."
She continued her Twitter thread by giving uplifting words for single parents just like her: "Kaya always hold your head up high. We are more powerful than they think we are."
We can't be prouder of you, Jen! Check out these sweet snaps of Jen and her not-so-baby-boy taken this past year:
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