MANILA, Philippines - Actor Matteo Guidicelli has apologized for the brawl he had with Coco Martin at the Star Magic Ball last Saturday at the Manila Peninsula.
He issued the apology Monday on "Happy, Yipee, Yehey!" after host John Estrada called on Guidicelli, who is also a regular on the noontime show, to speak regarding the incident.
"I'm very, very sorry for what happened. It was a very unnecessary matter. Sorry talaga sa nangyari. Sa lahat ng fans, mga bosses namin, sorry po talaga. Tita Cory (Vidanes, ABS-CBN Channel Head), Sir Deo (Endrinal, ABS-CBN Business Unit Head), nandun sila. Sa lahat ng tao na naapektuhan, the biggest sorry. I'm very sad," Guidicelli said.
Maja Salvador, admitted on "The Buzz" Sunday that she and Matteo have a relationship. She also revealed that she was the cause of the fight between the 2 actors.
Matteo promised to fix the problem with Coco. “Bilang artista, nandito ako para magpasaya ng mga tao, para mag-smile sila. Pero we had a problem. Gagawa po ako ng paraan para maging maayos ang lahat. I love you guys.”
The young actor even pointed to his right shoulder during the interview, where he sustained a punch from Coco.
Acting as a close friend and older brother, John also had a few words to say to his co-host. John is also Coco’s co-star on the teleserye Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. “Alam mo itong si Kuya John mo may mga ganyan din noon. Minsan talaga kapag nagmamahal, kahit hindi mo gusto eh nagagawa mo. But then again, Matt, mahal ko rin si Coco. Naka close ko 'yan sa Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. Coco, if you're watching, sana maayos niyo ito. Alam kong maaayos niyo ito. Sana makapagusap kayo, 'wag niyo nang patagalin pa. Alam ko namang pareho kayong professional, pareho kayong mabait. Kaya nga takang taka kami kung bakit nangyari sa inyo ito.”
John also kept a neutral stand on the issue. “Matt, this too shall pass. Balang araw pagtatawanan niyo rin ito. Tama na, wag na nating palakihin. Coco, welcome kang pumunta rito sa Happy Yipee Yehey para ibigay ang panig mo. Hindi lang ito para sa panig ni Matt.”
Matteo then promised John, “Aayusin namin ang lahat, Kuya John, kaya wala nang problema.”
Matteo also wished Maja good luck on the opening of her movie Thelma on September 7. The actor failed to attend its premiere night Sunday at the SM Megamall.
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