It was indeed a merry Christmas for Julia Montes as she has met her German biological father Martin Schnittka.
Julia, born Mara Schnittka, took to Instagram a few days ago to share the good news that her years of searching did not end up in vain. She was still a baby the last time they were together.
“Hindi ko aakalain na darating ang araw na ito , makikita at makakasama ko sya … unang una gusto ko magpasalamat sa Panginoon na pinagkaloob nya ang pagkakataon na ito,” Julia wrote as caption along with a picture of them standing side by side.
The Kapamilya star thanked God for giving her the opportunity to meet her father as she almost gave up looking for him. Julia previously said on “The Buzz” before her 18th birthday in 2013 that she wishes to meet her father and be her last dance on her debut.
“Malinaw pa sa isip ko nung mga panahon na ipagdasal ko na mangyari ang araw na ito hanggang sa sumuko na ko at nawalan ng pagasa …. Maraming ways talaga ang Panginoon para sa atin … iba hinihingi natin sobra sobra pa ang binibiyaya sa atin,” she continued.
Julia also thanked those who are like a father to him. Her fans and her cousin also paved the way for meeting her father. Many of her fans expressed their happiness for their idol upon seeing their reunion.
“Sa mga naging tatay tatayan ko salamat din sainyo dahil lalo kong naappreciate ang Papa ko dahil sainyo …. at sa Cocojul din na isa sa naging daan para magkausap kame and to my Cousin Michelle who did everything and everyway to make this day possible …. Thank you,” she said.