Julia Montes has finally found her biological father after several years of searching.
Montes took to Instagram to share a photo of her with her birth father, German national Martin Schnittka.
The actress admitted that there were times when she almost gave up in her search but she is thankful to some of her fans, friends, and one of her cousins that her dedication finally paid off.
Montes had previously said that her life would be ‘complete’ if she could only meet her biological dad, who left her family when she was still a baby, leaving her deaf Filipina mother to take care of her.
Montes was born and raised in Pandacan, Manila.
Her mom Gemma Hateau and dad Martin are both deaf-mute. Her dad left them when Julia was just a baby.
Her mom was with her but it was Julia’s maternal grandmother Flory who took most of the responsibility in raising and taking care of the Kapamilya actress.
Mara Hautea Schnittka known professionally as Julia Montes, is a Filipino actress of German descent.
She began acting as a child on television by playing guest roles and starring in Goin’ Bulilit. Montes gained widespread recognition with her first significant role as Clara del Valle in the remake of ‘Mara Clara.’
She made her film debut in the family drama ‘Way Back Home’ in 2011.