Robin, Mariel refuse to comment on marriage rumor

Posted at 08/22/10 10:07 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Sweethearts Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla arrived together in Manila from India at past 12 a.m. on Sunday.

Padilla and Rodriguez were holding hands at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1.

The “Pilipinas Win na Win” hosts declined to comment on whether they have already tied the knot abroad.

“There’s a proper time to talk about this matter,” Rodriguez told Gretchen Fullido of ABS-CBN News.

Rodriguez, who was wearing the diamond ring that Padilla gave her on ABS-CBN showbiz oriented talk show “E-Live” (Entertainment Live) last August 7, said they returned home to deal with something more important. (Read: Robin declares love for Mariel)

“We went home because there are bigger issues to tackle which is Robin’s son, Ali,” she added. "That's why we're back."

Ali is the youngest child of Padilla. He is set to go back to his mother, Padilla’s ex-wife Liezl Sicangco, in Australia.

Sicangco was reportedly irked by Padilla’s purported neglect of their 4 children -- Queenie, Kylie, Zhen-Zhen and Ali – lately due to Rodriguez.

Padilla has already apologized to his ex-wife and their children for his shortcomings. (Read: Robin says sorry to ex-wife Liezl)

ABS-CBN News Correspondent Gretchen Fullido and actress-television host Mariel Rodriguez

Rodriguez, meantime, reiterated that she did not resign from “Pilpinas Win na Win.”

“I’m on indefinite leave. I did not resign,” she stated.

Rodriguez also stressed that she is not pregnant, noting that she already cleared the issue in her “E-Live” interview with Bianca Gonzales aired on Saturday. (Read: Mariel Rodriguez on Robin and their future)

The actress-television host also recounted her first trip to India which she described as good and fun. “I would love to go back,” she said. – With reports from ANC and Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News