John Estrada and Janice De Belen
MANILA – Actress Janice de Belen said she and actor John Estrada are again on speaking terms, despite revealing in a previous interview that she thinks she cannot remain friends with her ex-husband.
Speaking on “Buzz ng Bayan” where she is one of the hosts, de Belen said she and Estrada are doing this for their children.
“The truth is nag-uusap na kami ni John. We have kids. Naging mag-asawa kami, hindi naman kami basta lang boyfriend-girlfriend,” she said.
Asked if they have already settled their differences, de Belen said: “Basta okay kami. It’s a good start.”
Last April, de Belen said she does not see the need to rekindle her friendship with Estrada since they now lead separate lives.
At the time, de Belen said she may only be ready to face her former husband when the actor begins supporting their children properly.
Estrada, on the other hand, denied his alleged lack of financial support for his children with de Belen, citing a court order which requires him to render a specific amount.
Estrada and de Belen were married in 1992. They separated in 2001 amid rumors romantically linking Estrada to fellow "Magandang Tanghali Bayan" host Vanessa del Bianco.
Their marriage was annulled in 2004.
In February 2011, Estrada married former beauty queen Priscilla Meirelles, with whom he has a one-year-old baby girl named Anechka.