Toni says ex-suitor now 'rumored to be gay'
MANILA, Philippines – A former suitor of Toni Gonzaga is now rumored to be gay, according to the actress-host.
Gonzaga was at a loss for words when asked if she has been ever wooed by a man who turned out to be a homosexual. The question was fielded during a recent press conference for the actress' new film "This Guy's In Love With You Mare," which tackles a similar situation for its story.
"Hindi ko alam, e. Hindi ko alam na mare, ang alam ko pare. Hindi ko alam e. Mahirap 'yung tanong… ano na lang, world peace na lang," Gonzaga was quoted as saying by entertainment website Philippine Entertainment Portal.
Prodded to share further details after the press conference, the Kapamilya actress said she remains friends with the former suitor in question, and that her knowledge of his sexual preference is only built on rumors being spread.
"Hindi [ako na-disappoint], kasi pag kaibigan mo naman, 'di ba? At saka 'yung sa akin, hindi ko naman na-confirm, hindi ko naman alam. Tsismis lang ang naririnig ko," Gonzaga said.
"Hindi naman ako nanghuhusga ng tao. Wala naman akong karapatang manghusga ng tao. Kahit naman ako, hindi rin ako perpekto, marami rin akong kapintasan. Hindi naman kakulangan ng pagkatao 'yun," said Gonzaga, who is now in a long-term relationship with film director Paul Soriano.
In "This Guy," Gonzaga's character is shown to be in the same predicament, as a heart-broken gay man (Vice Ganda) pretends to have feelings for her as his way of making revenge over losing his boyfriend (Luis Manzano) to Gonzaga's character.
Produced by Star Cinema and Viva Entertainment, "This Guy" is the follow-up big-screen outing of director Wenn V. Deramas to the all-time highest-grossing local film "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin," which also starred Vice Ganda.
Also starring Gladys Reyes, Edgar Mortiz, Tessie Tomas, Buboy Garovillo and Carla Martinez, "This Guy's In Love With You Mare" will hit theaters nationwide on October 10.