MANILA, Philippines - Actress Dina Bonnevie clarified the so-called walkout incident that happened in ABS-CBN's popular weekly entertainment show "The Buzz" on Sunday.
During “The Buzz's” new segment, "The Abunda Challenge," Bonnevie was asked by King of Talk Boy Abunda if she ever had a relationship with a gay man.
"What kung being bisexual is equivalent to gay and what if he didn't know? Baka noong kami hindi pa pero pagtalikod ko 'pala?' O baka naman hindi pa niya tanggap na bakla siya? Wala na I'd rather not stay. I would rather not answer that question," Bonnevie replied.
The actress then stood up and left the studio.
The so-called walkout, however, was allowed. The new segment gives the guest an option not to answer the question. If the artist opts to keep quiet, she can walk out of the program.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the actress immediately cleared it was no walk-out.
"Hindi ako nag-walk out sa 'The Buzz.' The question is kung may naging boyfriend ako na bakla, my point is, what if that time I didn't know tapos nalaman ko after na bakla pala siya? What if hindi niya tangap na bakla siya?" she said.
Next Mrs. Vic Sotto
Bonnevie, who is considered to be one of the great actresses in showbiz, also admitted that there were times when she would consider the possibility of getting back to her former husband, Prince of Comedy Vic Sotto, father of her children, Oyo and Danica.
"Normal lang na isipin ko 'yon paminsan minsan lalong lalo na kapag nakikita ko ang mga nagkahiwalay for a long time tapos nagkabalikan. At the end of the road, sila din pala… kaya lang nandoon din ‘yong bahala na ang Diyos. Siyempre, di mo madidiktahan ang tadhana at di mo matuturuan ang puso," she said.
Asked if there's still a space in her heart for Sotto, Bonnevie replied: "Yes. Hindi naman mawawala ‘yon. He's the father of my children. Ang mapupuri ko kay Vic through all time, he respects me. He’s really holding me up high like when I have a problem he's there, he helps. Sobrang bait niya. Kahit na nagkahiwalay na kami, talagang he respects me.”
Bonnevie talked about Sotto amid rumors that he already broke up with his showbiz girlfriend Pia Guanio.
Does she think there's already a woman worth calling Mrs. Vic Sotto?
"Wala pa. Sa tingin ko. Lahat naman tayo we are all unique. Ang sa akin lang parang I consider myself as someone who might be a good catch. Marunong magluto, sa bahay, matalino ako, negosyante ako, hindi naman ako pangit, I'm in shape and healthy. It's so hard to follow," she said.
Bonnevie, who is single right now, said she has yet to find Mr. Right. Although she is in no hurry, she admitted that her greatest fear is to grow old alone.
Meanwhile, the actress refused to give more details about the wedding plans of her son, Oyo, and his fiancee Kristine Hermosa, saying she doesn’t “want to get into trouble.”
Bonnevie was the one who publicly announced that his son is marrying Hermosa next year.
"I just want to respect their privacy. If there's any question about that, you can go straight to them," Bonnevie said.