Veteran actress Rosanna Roces married her long-lost lesbian lover, Blessy Arias last December 10, 2016.
Roces met Arias when she was 15 and had Grace, her firstborn, so they could have a child to raise together.
Blessy thought that Rosanna loved the father of Grace but she just wanted to have a child with him, Roces said this on ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda’ on ABS-CBN.
Abunda asked Roces what happened to her relationship with the lesbian lover, why they did not end up together.
Blissy just disappeared. Then Rosanna had boyfriends, so many lovers, so many that she changed partners as fast as people changed clothes.
Now that she is reunited with her lesbian lover, she has changed a lot, Rosanna said.
The once cantankerous but now happy actress said she has stopped smoking and drinking, among other vices.
This time, it’s for good and the relationship could be her last, the actress further said.
She is not even attracted to men anymore, Roces said.
Roces’ interview came a day after Abunda gave a mouthful to boxing champion Manny Pacquiao because of his anti-same sex marriage stand last February 2016.
Roces and Abunda have been friends for more than two decades.
They used to host the now-defunct ‘Startalk,’ once the longest Saturday afternoon show-biz oriented talk show on GMA7, which also used to be the home network of Pacquiao.
Roces was one of the top sexy and more controversial actresses in the ’90s, who began as a bomba star.
She was able to reinvent herself into becoming a dramatic and much-awarded actress in the following years.
She has since then acted for more serious directors like Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Chito Roño and Erik Matti.
She was married for 11 years to banker Tito Molina but the marriage had been annulled.
Rosanna Ortiz, who began as a bomba star, but was eventually hailed best supporting actress (for her performance in the original Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara) in the 1974 Asian Film Festival.
One day after she posted a barrage of angry Facebook messages attacking Manny Pacquiao’s controversial remarks against same-sex marriage, outspoken actress Rosanna Roces appeared on national television to announce that she is in a relationship with a lesbian whom she intends to marry.
“I found my match,” the actress fondly referred to as Osang declared Wednesday on the talk show “Tonight with Boy Abunda” as she explained her happy disposition as of late.
Osang, 43, further revealed that she and her current partner had already been in a relationship back when she was only 15 years old. The actress, a top sex symbol in the mid to late 1990s, did not name her on the show but subsequently identified her as Blessy Arias and even posted a photo of them together on her Facebook page.
She said she and Blessy were living together with her mother and father when they first fell in love. To the surprise of viewers and studio audience, Osang told Boy Abunda that her daughter Grace was actually the result of her desire to have a child with Blessy.
“We were together but I was already five months pregnant. She thought that I loved Grace’s father which I did not. I just used him so that I could have a baby that we could raise. So we separated,” Osang told Abunda mostly in Filipino.
After she and Blessy went their separate ways, Osang admitted that all her subsequent heterosexual relationships were not serious, including the one she shared with ex-husband Tito Molina. Something was missing, she confessed.
Osang finally found that missing something when she and Blessy saw each other again after 27 years. With Blessy’s return to her life and also “with the help of the Lord,” Osang said she was able to correct all the things that was wrong in her life including her longtime smoking habit.
“I always say, ‘God hates the sin, not the sinner’,” she quipped.
Her intention to marry Blessy may also explain why Osang bristled at Pacquiao’s stance that people in homosexual unions are “worse than animals.”
In several no-holds barred Facebook posts in all capital letters last Tuesday, February 16, Osang lashed out at Pacquiao as she questioned the boxing superstar’s moral integrity and even went as far as citing his alleged indiscretions with several other women.
Among Osang’s tamer posts were the following:
“ANG SAME SEX UNION ANG PINAKA MASAYA….TAHIMIK AT WALANG NAPIPINSALANG IBANG RELASYON…..BUKOD PA SA TUMATAGAL. WE CAN BE GAY AND BE A CHRISTIAN…. IM SORRY ..BUT FOR LACK OF BETTER WORDS….F**K YOU PACQUIAO!!!,”
“__ME MGA PA INTELLECTUAL PANG KUMAKAMPI KE MANNY KESYO NAGSABI LANG DAW NG TOTOO…MGA G**O !!! SAME SEX MARRIAGE ANG TINATANONG ..ME KASALAN BA ANG MGA HAYUP????? BAT IKINUMPARA NYA AT MAS ITINAAS PA ANG HAYUP SA TAO…?? ANONG TOTOO AT TAMA DYAN ??!!.”
Abunda himself took exception to Pacquiao’s “worse than animal” comment and vowed not to vote for the senatorial aspirant.
Pacquiao made the offending remarks in an interview with Bilang Pilipino, the data-driven election coverage by News5, InterAksyon.com, Bloomberg TV Philippines, Philippine Star, and BusinessWorld. As a result, the eight-division world boxing champion has lost his endorsement deal with popular athletic brand, Nike.
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