BB Gandanghari and Legazpi family (L-R): Maverick, Carmina, Cassie and Zoren. (Composite Photo)
MANILA - Actress-host Carmina Villaroel admitted that she felt awkward after seeing her former husband Rustom Padilla, who is now known as BB Gandanghari, during the debut party of teen star Kathryn Bernardo last month.
Villaroel was Bernardo's co-star in the hit series "Got to Believe." Gandanghari, on the other hand, is the uncle of Daniel Padilla, Bernardo's leading man.
On Monday's episode of "Kris TV," Villaroel said she felt "very tense" when she realized that all eyes were on her and Gandanghari when they arrived at Bernardo's party.
The actress said she is thankful that Gandanghari did not approach her that night.
"Kaya siguro okay din na hindi na siya lumapit. Respect din kay Kathryn kasi parang it was her night. Darating din naman siya [sa tamang panahon]. Medyo na-tense lang ako, kasi noong dumating siya parang lahat ng tao nakatingin sa akin, sa amin. [Kasama ko noon] family ko, si Zoren and 'yung twins," Villaroel said.
"Lahat na-tense talaga. Lahat na-tense for me. Buti na lang, ganoon na lang. Ang awkward talaga. Naniniwala ako sa perfect timing. Darating naman 'yon, huwag nating ipilit," she stressed.
Villaroel and Gandanghari tied the knot in 1994, but separated in 1996. Their marriage was annulled in 2002.
Gandanghari came out of the closet on television a few years later.