Alex Gonzaga and Ryan Bang. File Photo.
MANILA – “Hindi na kami friends.”
This is what Alex Gonzaga told entertainment site Pep in an interview when asked about the current status of her friendship with Ryan Bang following the latter’s admission that he got offended by one of the jokes of the “Pure Love” actress.
“Hindi na kami friends. Siyempre kaya nga ako nag-cry sa Team Gonzaga, kasi akala ko talaga friends kami. Gusto ko talagang magkaroon ng barkadang lalaki, pero okay na yun. Lesson learned,” she said.
Gonzaga said she already apologized to Bang over her “bad joke” which the “It’s Showtime” host said offended him.
Gonzaga said she was surprised that Bang said such a thing in an interview when he could have just told her personally since they are in constant communication.
“Nagulat lang ako talaga kasi magkausap kami lagi nun eh. So, nagulat ako na dun [sa interview] niya inilabas na may sama pala siya ng loob sa akin. Sumama lang ang loob ko, nagkasamaan kami ng loob, pero ngayon, okay. Pero siyempre, hindi na siya the same as before, pero okay na. At least, kahit papaano, hindi na masama ang loob namin sa isa’t isa,” she said.
Nonetheless, Gonzaga said she apologized to Bang because she never meant to hurt his feelings. One of the actress’ jokes on Bang was that she called the “It’s Showtime” host ugly.
“Kaya nag-sorry din ako sa kanya nun… Pero kasi, alam naman ni Ryan na joke lang naman yun, kasi dyinu-joke namin yun off-cam. Yun nga lang minsan, ako, yung joke namin minsan ng off-cam, dinadala ko ng on-cam. Isa lang ipinapakita ko off-cam and-on cam, so nadala ko dun.
“Mayroong mga hindi nakaintindi kaya siguro sumama din ang loob niya, may mga nagsabi sa kanya. Pero kasi after nun, nag-usap pa kami na okay kami, kaya nagulat ako na na-offend pala siya. Ngayon na alam ko na, nag-sorry talaga ako na na-offend pala siya dun. Kasi nung unang usap namin, right after the guestings, sabi niya okay daw siya,” she said.
Saying this incident taught her a lesson, Gonzaga said: “Dun sa nangyari sa amin ni Ryan, lesson learned na lang, na don’t get close to someone na ‘di mo pa naman talaga nakakasama for years. Friendship talaga is also earned, yung tiwala sa isa’t isa, yung pagiging kumportable. Hindi ito pinipilit talaga.”
In July, Alex shot down Bang's hopes of being in a relationship with her on live TV when, during the "Sine Mo 'To" segment of "It's Showtime," Gonzaga reiterated that she only wants to be friends with the comedian.