Mariel open to meeting Robin's ex-wife

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 18 2012 11:33 PM | Updated as of Aug 19 2012 07:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress-host Mariel Rodriguez said she is open to being friendly with the former wife of her husband Robin Padilla.

Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla. File photo

In an interview that aired Saturday, Rodriguez said she has yet to personally meet Liezl Sicangco, Padilla's wife for more than 20 years before they separated in 2007.

"Naka-text ko siya a few times, although I have not met her. Wala pa kaming chance, but I don't mind," Rodriguez told entertainment talk show "Ang Latest," referring to Sicangco, who is now based in Australia with her family.

Padilla, who has four children with Sicangco, married Rodriguez in 2010.

Two years since, however, the couple admitted they are not yet prepared to have children of their own.

"Ngayon hindi pa talaga, hindi pa kami ready, ako hindi pa ako ready," Rodriguez said.

In an earlier interview, Padilla said although he may be a "veteran" at having children, he prefers to spend time with Rodriguez as couple.

"'Pag nag-anak ako sa kanya (Rodriguez), alam na alam ko na 'yung mangyayari. Beterano na ako d’yan, ‘yun na ang magiging buhay niya, hindi na ako," he said.

Two years into their marriage, Rodriguez said she remains thankful for having the action star as her lifetime companion.

Thank you so much for the support. Thank you for making me a better person, and showing me what real life is," she said.