Carmina Villaroel shares that she no longer feels awkward, when her show features about her former husband.
Villaroel’s former hubby, Rustom Padilla is now more known as BB Gandanghari, after came out of the closet in 2006.
BB joined the show, ‘Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ and became one of the 14 housemates .
On March 2, 2006, she came out of the closet on the show by telling fellow housemate Keanna Reeves that she was a gay.
And On day 45 of the competition, Gandanghari opted to voluntarily leave the house.
Meanwhile, speaking on ‘Buzz ng Bayan’ which Carmina co-hosts, she said: ‘Before when she was asked about the topic, she just said ‘maybe yes’ but now there is no more ‘maybe.’
This comes after the talk show aired an interview of action star Robin Padilla talking about how he mended ties with Gandanghari.
Okay naman na. Kung ano ‘yung nangyari, tapos na iyon. Hindi ko lang alam if kaya ko na bang harapin. Pero nung pinapanood ko, parang wala lang, Villaroel added.
The TV host said time indeed helped her move on from the past. Parang after a while, wala na tapos na. Ang tagal tagal na. Madami pang importanteng bagay na dapat pagtuunan ng pansin, she said.
Villaroel and Gandanghari tied the knot in 1994, but separated in 1996. Their marriage was annulled in 2002.
Villaroel sets only one condition before facing BB and agrees to do a one-on-one interview with Gandanghari in the future.
Siguro mangyayari ‘yun pero gusto ko sana magkita kami na wala munang camera. Gusto ko muna makita, gusto ko talaga siya pagmasdan. Ang dating sa akin, iba talaga siyang tao na. Parang wala na ‘yung Rustom. Different person,” she said.
Villaroel also thinks she and Gandanghari can get along well.
Feeling ko okay kaming dalawa, jive kami. Mahirap kasi magsalita. So kapag nangyari na lang, ‘yun na, she said.
Pahayag naman ni Carmina: “Di ba, kahit sabihin mong nandito tayo sa industriya at mga showbiz celebrity talk-show host pa tayo, it’s really our choice whether to shut up or to speak up.
And kung anuman ang hindi magandang nangyari sa amin, sa amin na lang yun.
At ipinaalam ko sa publiko na tapos na. Nangyari na, and then, that’s it.
Sa huli, sinabi ni Carmina na abangan ang interview niya kay BB Gandanghari sa talk-show nila ni Janice.
Villaroel is now married to actor-host Zoren Legaspi, her partner of 14 years. They have two children.
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