MANILA, Philippines – Actor Robin Padilla will still continue to do love scenes despite his near-split with wife Mariel Rodriguez last week.
In an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” that aired on Sunday, Padilla confirmed that Rodriguez became jealous over his love scenes with his former girlfriend Kris Aquino for their primetime series “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” which aired last Tuesday, February 5.
“Sa aking palagay doon nagumpisa. Masyadong nabighani doon sa love scene na ‘yon. Siguro parang nabundol siya. ‘Yon ang naganap,” Padilla said, adding that Rodriguez was watching the episode alone at home at the time since he was attending a thanksgiving party for “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” that night.
“Kahit ako’y nagulat din,” he added.
Padilla said he and Rodriguez had an “emotional” discussion about the issue and it even came to a point that his wife gave back her wedding ring. She also later left their home – but only for a few hours.
He credited Aquino for immediately calling up Rodriguez, which helped clear up the situation.
“Natawagan agad siya ni Kris. Savior talaga ‘yung arrive,” Padilla said.
But Padilla admitted that he thought his marriage was over. “Ang lungkot ko na noon,” he said, pointing out that he already had several failed marriages. “Hindi na maganda.”
“Kaya masayang-masaya ako nung sinabi ni Kris na uuwi na (si Mariel),” he said.
When he arrived home later that night, Rodriguez was there “trying to accept everything.” Still, he noticed that his wife looked really sad. “Kaya sabi ko kailangan kong suyuin. …Matagal na suyuan ‘yan,” he said.
Padilla said he and Rodriguez are now okay after the incident. “Lalo kaming naging sweet ni Mariel,” he revealed.
He also said he doesn’t blame his wife for feeling jealous.
“Madaling sabihing maiintindihan mo. Pero kapag nakita mo (yung scenes) …ganun ‘yung naganap sa kanya,” he said. “Dapat mong tingnan na siya’y asawa mo pa rin na nagmamahal.”
But despite what happened, Padilla said this doesn’t mean he is now prohibited from doing love scenes in the future.
“Aba bakit magiging bawal? Kasama talaga ‘yon. At kailan naman hindi magiging malakit si Mariel sa ano mang aking trabaho,” he told “The Buzz.”
“Ang ginawa ko eh ng isang asawang lalaking sinuyo ang kanyang asawang babae pero hindi ibig sabihin na ibabahag ko naman ang buntot ko para sa asawa ko. Hindi naman. Kailangang maintindihan din naman ng asawa ko ‘yung aking punto,” he added.
Padilla also quashed speculations about his relationship with Aquino.
“Basta alam naman namin ni Kris ang hangganan namin. Kung ano mang napanood ng ating mga kababayan, ginagampanan lang namin ang aming mga papel. Sa edad naming na ito, hindi naman siguro …tatawirin naming yung ilog na mahirap languyin. Masaya kami bilang kaibigan, ‘yung ganito kami,” he explained.