Ariel, Cristina Decena 'now living separately'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 26 2012 04:10 PM | Updated as of Jul 27 2012 12:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Businesswoman Cristina Decena revealed that she is now living separately from her husband of almost two years, comedian-host Ariel Villasanta of the duo Ariel and Maverick.

Decena during the opening of her furniture shop in Makati

Married in November 2010 after a two-month relationship, Decena said she and Villasanta no longer live under the same roof after a disagreement.

The businesswoman, who was previously involved with actor Philip Salvador, maintained, however, that Villasanta had been a good husband while their relationship lasted.

"Siguro hindi ganoon katibay [ang relasyon namin], kaya sa ngayon namumuhay kami nang magkahiwalay," Decena told reporters during the opening of her new furniture shop in Makati City.

"Basta masasabi ko lang, si Ariel ay naging isang mabuting asawa sa paraang kaya niya at sa paraang alam niya, binigay din niya sa 'kin ang lahat, pero dumating sa point na meron kaming hindi napagkasunduan," she added.

Rumors of her split with Villasanta first spread in November 2011. But Decene maintained at the time that it was only normal for married couples to have disagreements.

Asked about a possible reconciliation after their separation, Decena said: "'Yung tungkol sa pagbabalikan, hindi ko pa masasabi 'yun eh. Siguro panahon nalang makakapagsabi, hindi ko pa kayang sagutin 'yan ngayon."

Decena also made clear that she has no ill feelings toward Villasanta.

"Hindi naman kami nagaaway ni Ariel. Inuulit ko: isa siyang mabuting asawa," she said.