BB Gandanghari and Legazpi family (L-R): Maverick, Carmina, Cassie and Zoren. (Composite Photo)
MANILA – All eyes were on former couple Carmina Villaroel and Rustom Padilla, who is now more known as BB Gandanghari after he came out of the closet in 2006, during the birthday celebration of Kathryn Bernardo on Saturday which they both attended.
Villaroel was Bernardo’s co-star in the hit series “Got to Believe” while Gandanghari is the uncle of Daniel Padilla, Bernardo’s leading man.
But Villaroel admitted on “Buzz ng Bayan” Sunday that they did not get the chance to talk.
“Alam ko lang na nandoon siya kasi nauna kaming dumating. So nung dumating sila, 'yung Padilla family, alam ko na. Nakita ko na sila from afar. Hindi kami nagkakitaan. Nakita ko lang na dumating siya kasama sila Robin and sila Mariel (Rodriguez),” she said.
Admitting that she was anxious the entire time, Villaroel said she felt people were watching them carefully to see if they would greet each other.
“Naupo na ako sa table namin. Guess what? [Magkatabi ang table namin],” she said. “Na-feel ko 'yung mga mata nila nasa amin. Bawat galaw ko tinitignan kung magbabatian ba kami or anong mangyayari.”
“Basta kasama ko si Zoren and 'yung kambal. Basta naupo na lang ako and nate-tense talaga ako. Kunyari wala lang, naka-smile lang ako to death. Kasi kapag ninenerbyos ako, naka-smile lang ako,” she added.
According to Villaroel, it’s probably not yet time for them to face each other.
“Bilang respeto din kay Kathryn dahil debut niya, ayaw ko naman mag-create ng [scene]... Hindi kami nagkita. Siguro baka hindi pa oras,” she said.
Just like what she said in the past, Villaroel is hoping that when the time comes for her and Gandanghari to talk to each other, it would be just the two of them with no cameras.
“Kasi maliit lang ang mundo natin, magkikita at magkikita talaga kami. Sana walang camera muna. For now, hi BB. Dito na lang muna kami sa TV,” she said.
Villaroel and Gandanghari tied the knot in 1994, but separated in 1996. Their marriage was annulled in 2002.