Koko's wife denies 3rd party in split

By Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star

Posted at May 29 2012 09:17 AM | Updated as of May 29 2012 08:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines -  The news about the break-up of Sen. Koko Pimentel and his wife 1998 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Jewel May Lobaton didn’t come as a surprise to those who knew the un-couple’s differences since November last year when she left the conjugal home.

The marriage lasted for 7 years. The couple has two children.

Instead of giving in to this writer’s request for an interview for Startalk, Jewel opted to text the following message (through the show’s writer Gorgy Rula):

It’s been very tough emotionally and psychologically for me the past months, most especially these past days because more than anything else, I am a mother to our two children who are minors (seven and two years old). I have to protect their rights as children as they are also affected by all these…

…It was my lawyers’ advice, too. What is between me and Koko is that the third party was not the reason of the separation. It is unfair to Cong. Anthony Golez when his name was mentioned in the papers as the reason of the separation. I am also asking for prayers from everyone and understanding that this is a very private matter between me and Koko.