Mariel: I understand Robin Padilla's ex-wife


Posted at Aug 12 2010 06:51 PM | Updated as of Aug 14 2010 05:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Actress-host Mariel Rodriguez finally broke her silence on rumors that Robin Padilla's former wife, Liezl Sicangco, is mad at her and the actor.

Rumors have it that Sicangco got irked purportedly because Padilla has been neglecting their 4 children -- Roselle Elizabeth, Kylie Nicole, Sherileen Zel and Ali – lately due to Rodriguez.

According to speculations, Ali is the most affected and he would always be seen crying purportedly because of Padilla's absence. Padilla is courting Rodriguez.

In an interview with, Rodriguez said she respects Sicangco’s sentiments as a mother.

"Karapatan niya 'yon. She's a mother. She really has to take care and protect her kids," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said she will further answer all the allegations on her weekly entertainment show, "Entertainment Live," on August 14.

"Actually if there's an issue that has to be solved, I will talk about it on E-Live on Saturday," Rodriguez said.

Last Saturday, Padilla has declared his love for his rumored girlfriend, Rodriguez.

In the show, Rodriguez showed off a diamond ring given by Padilla, but she maintained that they are not engaged.

Padilla met Rodriguez when he became the first guest host of defunct hit noontime show "Wowowee" for 2 weeks.

Rodriguez has recently split from actor Zanjoe Marudo. Padilla's marriage to Sicangco, meantime, ended in divorce 2 years ago.