MANILA, Philippines - Young actress Shaina Magdayao refused to comment on an issue involving her real life sweetheart, actor John Lloyd Cruz, and actress-beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez.
It was reported that Cruz is still in constant communication with Gutierrez even after he admitted his relationship with Magdayao.
In an interview during a thanksgiving party for the success of Magdayao's first lead role project, "Alyna," the actress said she's leaving everything to Cruz.
She said that this time, the actor needs to speak and defend himself.
She said she feels bad for Cruz who has always been perceived as a womanizer (Click here for related article).
"Well, this certain issue, let's leave it to John Lloyd. Siguro it's time para depensahan niya naman ang sarili niya. Kawawa naman siya kasi siya ang lumalabas na nagtu-two-time or siya ang lumalandi pa kahit may girlfriend na," Magdayao said.
The young actress said she already spoke to Cruz about the newest controversy. She said that she's aware of everything and that her boyfriend is now ready to answer the issue.
"Alam ko naman lahat ang nangyayari at nakapag-usap naman kami. He's ready to say his piece," she said.
Magdayao said that she won't say anything because she's aware that the report about Cruz still calling Gutierrez did not come from the latter herself.
"Ang masasabi ko lang is huwag na lang kaming gawan ng isyu. I mean, kahit ano ang sabihin ng tao, hangga't hindi si Ms. Ruffa ang nagsasabi noon na nagtatawagan pa sila or may communication pa din, then I won't react. Kasi hindi naman sa kanya nanggaling 'yon. Hindi siya ang nagsabi noon on air, so hindi po, I won't take it against her," she said.
Magdayao's statement was her reaction to an episode of "Paparazzi" wherein Gutierrez's co-host Mo Twister revealed that Cruz is still calling Gutierrez. Twister's source is cosmetic doctor Vicki Belo.
"Kasama ko si Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho kagabi (September 25) and sinabi niya sa akin na noong nag-vacation kayo sa X place, hindi ko na sasabihin 'yong place, palagi sa iyong tumatawag si John Lloyd. 'Yon ang kwento. Nandoon ang phone, umiilaw, nakalagay 'John Lloyd.' So sabi ni Vicki, 'O bakit tumatawag si John Lloyd sa iyo?' In fairness gumanyan si Ruffa, 'Hindi ko na sinasagot 'yan,'" Twister said.
On the show, Gutierrez, who was obviously surprised by Twister's story, didn't answer the latter's straight question if Cruz is still calling her.
"It's not my birthday, Mo. I will answer you next year," Gutierrez said.
Magdayao appealed to entertainment writers to stop using Gutierrez's name to make an issue.
"Ang pinapakiusap ko lang sa mga manunulat, sana huwag na po nating idamay si Ms Ruffa dito. I'm sure gusto niya, tulad namin ni John Lloyd, ng tahimik na buhay.
"Huwag na natin siyang idamay. Tapusin na natin," she said.
The "Alyna" star stressed that she has a high respect for Gutierrez who's one of the closest friends of her older sister Vina Morales.
"I have so much respect for her kasi kaibigan siya ng ate ko. Simula pagkabata yata hanggang pagtanda ay magkaibigan sila, magkumare. Ngayong may anak na sila ay magkaibigan pa din sila. So, huwag na nating idamay. Pabayaan na nating tumahimik ang tao," Magdayao said.
Reposted From ABS-CBN News