Nikki Valdez confirms split with husband
By Glenda Villena
For Yahoo! Southeast Asia
Comebacking actress Nikki Valdez confirmed that she and husband, Filipino-Canadian Chris Lina have separated.
Nikki, who is known for her upbeat and perky character roles, burst into tears as she revealed the real status of her marriage with her non-showbiz husband during the recent press conference of “Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ‘To,” Star Cinema’s Metro Manila Film Festival entry this year.
A tearful Nikki revealed: “Ngayon ko lang naman din masasabi sa lahat ng tao. My husband and I, we’ve had our differences. Magpakatotoo na lang tayo. Maraming nagtatanong and gusto ko lang naman ding maging honest. Hindi ko naman tinatago. It’s just that ang hirap din naman nung sitwasyon ko na may anak na kami. I have a baby who is [only] two years and four months old. Gusto ko lang po sabihin na hindi pa kami legally separated pero estranged kami.”
Nikki met Chris during a Side A concert in Toronto, Canada. Four years after they met, the two got married twice: first in a civil wedding and then a church wedding on July 7, 2007. They split in 2009.
The actress revealed that the struggles of living in one roof and having a child somehow caused the separation. She however clarified that she is also at fault for what happened.
“Parang nung nagsama kami dun namin [na-realize] na ang dami pang kailangan i-work out.” she explained. “And I’m not saying na wala akong fault because sa isang relationship naman whether it be friendship, business whatever, you continuously work on it. Two-way yun lagi so I guess may mga pagkululang ako. Pero sinubukan namin [ayusin].”
Nikki also somewhat hinted that a third party was also one of the reasons why they separated. “Nagkaroon ako ng experience. Boyfriend ko pa lang siya. Oo may ganun. May history kami. Ang hirap kasi na manggaling sa akin di ba? Hindi ko pa siya nakikilala,” she added.
Despite the difficult and painful ordeal, Nikki said she has no regrets. “Kung ano man yung nangyari sa buhay ko along the way na hindi maganda, hindi naman yun sapat na sabihin mo sa sarili mo na bakit ko ginawa ‘yun di ba. We learn from it, we stand up from it again and dasal lang I guess,” Nikki concluded.
Nikki is one of the returning cast members of the original “Ang Tanging Ina” movie, which is the final installment of the series. The film stars Ai-Ai delas Alas, Eugene Domingo, Marvin Agustin, Carlo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco, Shaina Magdayao, Serena Dalrymple, and Jiro Manio.
Reposted From Glenda Villena of Yahoo! Southeast Asia