MANILA, Philippines – Actor Cesar Montano has already left their home and has been staying at a hotel for the past three days, according to talent manager Alfie Lorenzo.
In an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” that aired on Sunday, Lorenzo, the manager and close friend of Montano’s wife Sunshine Cruz, said Cruz asked Montano to leave their house after she discovered that a number of her gifts are now in the hands of starlet Krista Miller.
According to Lorenzo, it was the couple's daughters who found out about Miller after they saw a text message from the starlet to their father.
|Cesar Montano and Krista Miller
“Yung mga anak nila, 'yung three daughters nila, kasakay ni Cesar sa kotse. Tapos may nag-text, nakita ng mga bata, may babaeng naka-bikini. Tapos ‘yung ending daw (ng text message), ‘Miss you, babes, love you, babes,’ ganun. Kinwento sa nanay,” Lorenzo narrated.
Cruz then confronted Montano about Miller, who appears in Montano’s upcoming movie, "The Turning Cradle: The Untold Story of Alfredo Lim."
“Syempre hindi naman daw inamin ni Cesar. Tapos nagaway sila at sinabi raw ni Sunshine, ‘Sige, lumayas ka, ayaw na kita makita dito.” Tuwang-tuwa naman yata si Cesar kasi three days na raw siya ngayon naka-check in sa Manila Hotel. Tapos sabi ni Sunshine sa akin, ‘E hindi ko alam kung kasama niya 'yung babae,’” Lorenzo told “The Buzz.”
But Lorenzo said Cruz denied that the reason she hired lawyer Atty. Bonito Alentajan was because she wants a divorce.
“Ang kwento nya sa akin parang nagsasawa na raw siya kaya tinawagan niya si Attorney Alentajan para daw… bawalan si Cesar na lumapit sa mga bata. Eh pwede ba 'yon kako eh mga anak din niya ‘yan,” the veteran talent manager said.
Lorenzo also denied reports that the whole thing is just a gimmick to promote Montano’s movie.
“Hindi nagpapagamit ng ganun (si Sunshine) maski ‘yung mga naunang pelikula ni Cesar. Pag galit ‘yan, naku, dere-derecho ang bunganga niyan,” he said.
But Lorenzo said he believes the couple will eventually resolve their differences, noting that Cruz had walked out of their marriage before and even lived alone in a condo for a while. But Montano wooed her back and Cruz eventually returned to their home.
“Hindi ko masyadong sineseryoso kasi pang ilang beses na 'yang tampuhan ng dalawa. Tapos in the end si Sunshine din naman ang sumu-surrender,” Lorenzo said.
“Hindi bibitiw si Sunshine kasi nung una pa ‘yan, nanliligaw pa lang si Cesar, sinabi ko na sa kanya, ganun ang ugali ni Cesar, babaero ‘yan, ganun. Sinusumbong pa niya ako kay Cesar, which means talagang in love siya. Seloso si Sunshine at very possessive,” he added.
“The Buzz” said it tried to contact Montano, Cruz and Miller but they refused to comment.
Cruz’s lawyer, Alentajan, however, gave a statement to “The Buzz.”
“I respectfully request that the general public respect their privacy. If there is a private matter to resolve, let’s leave it as it is,” the statement read.