MANILA – Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and veteran actress Helen Gamboa refused to comment on the marital problems of their daughter Ciara Sotto.
Last week, Ciara finally broke her silence on rumors that she has left husband Jojo Oconer.
In an Instagram post last Friday, Ciara confirmed that she has decided to return to her parents' house, adding that the past weeks have been difficult for her and her son.
Speaking to entertainment site Pep, Sotto and Gamboa said they do not want to speak on Ciara’s behalf.
“We'd rather leave it to her, leave it to her discretion kung ano ang gusto niyang ipaalam sa publiko about her relationship, her marriage. Nasa kanya na," the lawmaker said.
The two also asked the public to give their daughter the privacy she has requested. "She just wants to keep her privacy in the meantime," Gamboa said.
"Hindi namin 'ika nga'y gustong isapubliko ang aming pag-uusap at ang sinasabi niya sa amin,” the senator added. "At the moment, hayaan niyo muna kung ano ang feel niya, kung ano ang diskarte niya."
In her Instagram post, Ciara did not mention the exact reason why she left her husband.
Sotto and Oconer were married in 2010. They gave birth to their first child, Vincezo Xose, last year.