MANILA, Philippines – Host actor Luis Manzano denied spreading rumors that he and action star Robin Padilla had a confrontation over an issue involving him and Padilla’s wife, Mariel Rodriguez.
According to the grapevine, Padilla allegedly got irked after he was told about Manzano’s purported attempt to kiss Rodriguez in an episode of the now defunct “Wowowee.”
Rodriguez earlier called on the public to stop the speculations and just let her and Padilla live a happy married life.
Manzano, on the other hand, finally aired his side regarding the issue on entertainment show “Entertainment Live (E-Live)” on Saturday. According to him, there are some truths and lies in the stories that have been aired or posted in the Internet.
“Ganito na lang, may mga nabasa akong write-up online na siguro half true, half lie. May accurate doon sa nabasa ko, may hindi,” said Manzano.
“Ganito, para at least maklaro rin ang pangalan niya. Never po akong tinawagan ni Binoe (Padilla). May lumabas kasing issue na tumawag sa akin si Binoe na medyo confrontational, medyo sindakin ako. Gusto ko i-clarify yon, never kami nag-usap ni Binoe. ‘Yong iba sa amin na lang yon, kung ano man ‘yong issue namin. Personal or over the phone, wala,” Manzano revealed.
He also did not deny that things are not the same anymore between him and Rodriguez.
“Kung sabihin mong may issue kami ni Mariel, wala naman sigurong issue sa aming dalawa. Siguro, kaya kong sabihin, to be perfectly honest, siguro ako, merong konting tampo sa kanya,” he said.
“May ipinagbago in terms of kung paano kami ni Mariel. Siyempre nasanay ang tao na Wowowee kami, sa E-Live kami. May pagbabago pero siguro, hindi natin masisi dahil sa mga pangyayari sa mga buhay-buhay namin,” Manzano added.
Like Rodriguez, Manzano decided not to create any kind of fuss anymore. “Kung ang mga naka-issue nga ni Mariel ay mas piniling manahimik, si Toni (Gonzaga), si KC (Concepcion), si Anne (Curtis), sino ba ako para mag-ungkat pa ng issue?"