MANILA, Philippines – Actress Helen Gamboa and niece Sharon Cuneta have made amends following their rift over political differences, Senator Tito Sotto said.
|Sharon Cuneta. File photo
Sotto, Gamboa’s husband, told ABS-CBN News that Cuneta has reached out to her aunt for reconciliation.
This, after the Megastar shared her frustration over the political history of Sotto and her husband Senator Francis Pangilinan, which she said has “divided” their families.
Aside from their different political alliances during the 2004 elections, the issue also stems from Sotto not supporting Pangilinan in his bid to become Senate president.
These issues were the subject of Cuneta and Gamboa’s recent exchange of hurtful words, which Sotto said has finally come to a close following their reconciliation.
“Nag-text raw sa kanya (Helen) si Sharon, and then nag-palitan sila ng text about what they felt for each other,” Sotto said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
|Helen Gamboa. File photo
The senator also affirmed his love for his niece, their political history notwithstanding.
“Alam naman niya 'yun, na mahal na mahal namin siya. Siya ang panganay namin eh, she knows that. Mas maganda, mas mabuti, avoid politics, 'yan ang pinaka-maganda. Pagdating sa pamilya, pamilya nalang,” he said, adding in jest, “Unless you're on the same side of the fence.”
Meanwhile, Sotto is also proud of Gamboa for her comeback role on television. Gamboa plays the villainous Margaret Montenegro on ABS-CBN’s top-rating series “Walang Hanggan.”
“Complete reversal ito eh,” Sotto said of his wife’s role.
“As a matter of fact, mayroon akong mga kaibigan na parang ayaw maniwala, sinasabi nila, 'Ano ba 'yan, bakit siya ganoon? Bakit niya tinanggap 'yung role na 'yun?' Hindi, si Helen ay complete opposite of Margaret!”
“Walang Hanggan” airs weeknights during ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida block. – with a report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News