MANILA, Philippines – Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas has stirred a controversy after saying in a speech during her son’s graduation that she now has a husband.
|Actress Ai AI delas Alas with boyfriend Jed Salang
Last week, delas Alas’ eldest son graduated from a culinary school, where she was chosen to speak on behalf of all parents.
Part of her speech said: “Lalong lalo na po sa mga single mom na kagaya ko, mahirap po talaga magpalaki ng anak. Buti iyong iba may asawa. Ngayon mayroon na rin ako.”
Many were shocked by delas Alas’ revelation, which prompted the actress to clarify her statements.
Speaking to “The Buzz,” the comedienne said: “Iyon lang ang tawagan namin (Jed Salang, her boyfriend) kasi iyon ang promise namin eh. Ganoon naman kami magtrato eh, as husband and wife pero hindi pa naman legal.”
“Kung paano namin i-treat each other and the families, para kaming mag-asawa. Walang official pero ganoon na iyon,” she added.
But while she is now more open about her personal life, delas Alas admitted that she is not yet ready to get married again soon.
“Hindi pa. Wala pa. Hindi pa. Saka na iyon,” she said.
In an interview with “Kris TV” last week, delas Alas said Salang is God's answer to her prayers.
The actress, who has been through a lot of heartaches, said she just put her trust in God when she finally decided to open her heart again.
"Buong buhay ko sabi ko, I trust God. Noong nagdasal ako sa Jerusalem, sabi ko kay God at kay Mama Mary 'kayo na po ang bahala sa amin ni Jed.' Until now I trust God na siya yung binigay for me," she said.
During the interview, delas Alas and Salang also shared their thoughts about getting married.
"Tungkol sa kasal yan, lagi naming pinag-uusapan ‘yan. Sabi ko ayokong madaliin ang lahat kasi naniniwala ako sa time, na darating ang time para sa amin, sa isa’t isa, na ibibigay ng Diyos ‘yung time na ‘yun para sa aming dalawa," said Salang, who has never married but has two children.
Salang, who belongs to a well-off family, operates his own car dealership.
Delas Alas, on the other hand, has children with her former husband, actor Miguel Vera.