Karylle, Vice in emotional moment on 'Showtime'
Reconciliation tops worldwide trends on Twitter
MANILA - "It's Showtime" co-hosts Vice Ganda and Karylle shared an emotional moment on the noontime program Tuesday following their publicized rift over an alleged comment made by her fiancee, band vocalist Yael Yuzon.
During "Sine Mo 'To," the show's acting segment for audience members, Vice Ganda and Karylle played a college dean and a graduating student, respectively.
The scene called for Vice Ganda to hand Karylle a diploma, which prompted teasing from co-hosts Anne Curtis and Billy Crawford. Upon prodding from their co-hosts, Vice Ganda and Karylle proceeded to hug a second time.
"Bati na [sila]!" Curtis teased.
Deviating from the script, Vice Ganda went on to tell Karylle, "Before you accept the award, I would like to tell you this: Nakaka-miss ka pala."
"Aalis na ako, 'no. Ayoko namang umalis na kagalit ko pa 'to. Mahal ko 'to," added Vice Ganda, who is leaving for San Francisco for a concert on February 28.
The other co-hosts, including Jhong Hilario, then teased each other about getting emotional over the reconciliation, which ended with a group hug on stage.
Later in the program, Vice Ganda referred to Karylle as "soon-to-be Mrs. Yuzon" in introducing her as one of the judges in the singing contest "Stars on 45."
"Our very own Asian TV actress, recording artist, host, my loves: Binibining Kurba and soon-to-be Mrs. Yuzon -- congratulations, Yael -- Karylle!" Vice Ganda said.
The rift between the two, who are referred to as "ViceRylle" by their fans, stemmed from the supposed disapproval of Yuzon of their "love team" on "It's Showtime."
Vice Ganda said he was offended and hurt when he learned from the show's director, Bobet Vidanes, that Yuzon was supposedly angry over his girlfriend getting teased with the openly gay comedian.
Karylle, according to Vice Ganda, has since apologized. He earlier admitted, however, that it may take time before he can be comfortable again with the singer personally and as a co-host.
Yuzon, meanwhile, said on Sunday that he has been able to talk with Vice Ganda to clarify the situation. "I'm just thankful that I was able to talk to Vice and nagkaintindihan na kami. Good vibes for everyone," he said.
Karylle and Yuzon are set to marry in March.
On Twitter, shortly after the telecast of "It's Showtime," Vice Ganda tweeted about forgiveness and friendship. "Kalayaan sa hinanakit. Kalayaan sa anumang pait. Kalayaang magpatawad at humingi ng tawad. Kalayaang magmahal ng isang kaibigan," he said.
The hashtag "#BatiNaAngViceRylle" also zoomed up as the No. 1 trending topic on the micro-blogging site worldwide, with fans of the tandem sharing their happiness over the onscreen reconciliation.