Former FEU Tamaraws cager Terrence Romeo and Comedian-host Vice Ganda. Composite Image
MANILA – Vice Ganda said he got a call from Terrence Romeo right after the GlobalPort cager went on record to finally clarify his rumored ties with him.
In an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” which aired on Sunday, Vice Ganda said Romeo called to apologize for what has been said in his interview with Spin.ph.
“Tinawagan niya ako to clarify and to apologize for what has been said, kung anong lumabas, kung anong nasabi nila. I felt sorry for him kasi napakinggan ko yung podcast. Naawa ako kasi parang napaglaruan sila nung nag-i-interview.”
“Kaya nga sabi ko sa kanya ‘I never had any doubt na it will not come from your mouth. I knew na hindi siya galing sa bibig mo.’ Yung saktong na-quote sa kanya, it was spoon-fed, wala nang nagawa. Naawa din naman ako kasi na-pressure,” he added.
In his interview with Spin.ph, Romeo lamented that the rumor has long affected his image, and that he wants it to be put to rest. He also asked fans of Vice Ganda to stop spreading rumors about him.
"Sana matapos na 'yung isyu na 'yan, dahil paulit-ulit lang naman na hindi katotohanan! Isang multo yan ng imahe ko na gusto ko nang mabura totally," he said. "Sana huwag na silang gumawa ng mga bagay na hindi totoo. Sariling buhay na lang nila yung pansinin nila."
Romeo has been linked to the "It's Showtime" co-host since his stint in the UAAP as a player for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, which Vice Ganda has been vocal of supporting as an alumnus of the school.
Vice Ganda first hinted about the end of his relationship last May 9 through a series of posts on Twitter. "It is over," he said in one tweet.
Another tweet read, "i TRied but im TiRed. time To Rest." This had fans of the comedian speculating on the apparent hints in the capitalization of the letters, with a number asking if the initials "TR" pertained to Romeo.
Stressing that he never mentioned Romeo’s name, Vice Ganda said, “Never akong nagpangalan. I never clarified, I never admitted, I never confirmed anything. I never said na we were together, wala akong tahasang direktang sinabing Terrence Romeo at wala akong masamang sinabi sa kanya. I will never say anything ill about him.”
Although he admits that he is not doing okay amid this issue, Vice Ganda reiterated he will not say anything negative about Romeo or his dad, who defended his son following allegations that he supposedly received expensive gifts from the comedian including a condominium unit and a car.
“I’m not so okay but I don’t have any negative words to say about them. Gusto ko ipagtanggol ang sarili ko pero ayaw kong may taong masaktan at mapahiya kapag lalo ko pang ipagtanggol ang sarili ko. Ayaw kong manakit ng isang taong naging mahalaga sa akin. Ayaw kong manakit ng kaibigan,” he said.
“I already cried so much last night. I’m trying my best to smile. Sabi ko nga sa Showtime, at times I am smiling because I am happy, but at this point, I am happy because I am strong,” he added.