Businessman Joel Cruz was not only known for being the “King Of Scents” for founding the local perfume company Afficionado but also because of his big family.
As of now, Cruz already has eight children from Russian national Lila, and he has achieved it with the help of science.
Joel’s sperm and Lilia’s eggs were combined by experts to create children.
The last babies of Joel has different mothers but still using the eggs of Lilia.
The multi-millionaire became a father of eight after spending around P52-M on surrogacy.
Surrogacy was one of the few ways to get a child, and Cruz decided to have children via the said procedure because he was openly gay and not planning to have a female partner.
According to Cruz, her children have multiple mothers and mostly come from Russia.
He also met the mothers of his children and even became his friends.
However, Cruz admitted that sometimes the mother of his children became emotional when knowing that it was already time for her to complete her contract and give the baby to the businessman.
“Naluluha siya. Nalulungkot siya. Kasi naman, hindi lang naman ako ang client niya. Bago ako, meron siyang French couple na naging client tapos second client niya ako. After nu’n, nag-client siya ng European din. Tapos nu’n, sakin na, pero hindi na nga kumakapit…” Joel said in an interview.
“Maganda ang relationship namin ni Lilia. I am really very thankful sa kanya kasi sa kanya lahat ng egg cells, kumbaga siya ‘yung mother. Tapos siya ‘yung nag-aalaga. So nakita ko kung papaano siya mag-alaga talaga,” he added.
The businessman also hired nannies for each of his children to ensure that they were all taken care of.