MANILA – Singer-actress Vina Morales continues to distance herself from the legal issues hounding her former partner Cedric Lee in connection with the businessman's involvement in the mauling of actor-host Vhong Navarro.
In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, Morales said she does not feel the need to comment about Lee’s situation because she has no part in it.
“I was never interviewed about Cedric because I will never answer. Unang-una, hindi ako kasama sa situation na 'yun, sa nangyari at that, so I’m out. I’d rather not say anything kasi bali-baliktarin mo man ang mundo, hindi mo masabi ang pangyayari ng buhay ng tao, 'di ba? Either you’re in good terms or bad terms,” she said.
The singer-actress also pointed out that she and Lee have been separated for years already.
Morales and Lee became a couple in 2006, "Buzz ng Bayan" previously reported, but they separated not long after when the businessman reportedly rekindled his relationship with ex-wife Judy Lee, with whom he has two children.
In an interview in 2011, Morales said she and Lee were no longer a couple when she became pregnant with their only daughter Ceana. At the time, the actress said she continued having "good communication" with Lee, who visited their daughter "almost every day."
Asked if she has already thought of how she would eventually explain Lee's situation to their daughter, Morales said, “I still have a lot of years to think about it. She’s only five and I want her to enjoy her childhood. At hindi pa niya alam 'yang mga bagay na 'yan.”
Prodded if she gets irritated when asked about Lee, Morales said, “Wala nga akong paki, eh. And I never said anything and I will never say anything to any....both of any sides. Kasi wala ako doon, I’m really out. I cannot comment, I’d rather not say anything.”
Lee, along with five others, is facing a non-bailable criminal charge of serious illegal detention filed by Navarro in relation to the January 22 incident in Taguig.
He is currently detained at the facility of the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila.