A suddenly tearful Anne Curtis appeared to dumbfound her close friend, comedian Vice Ganda, as they co-hosted live on Tuesday the "Miss Q&A" segment of ABS-CBN's noontime program "It's Showtime."
Curtis was moved to tears after a contestant, Gayle Vergel de Dios, shared that he has never had a partner at age 37 because he chose to prioritize helping his family.
De Dios added that he only plans to enter a relationship when he turns 40, because by that age he will have already dedicated much of his life to others over his own happiness.
Apparently touched by de Dios' answer, an emotional Curtis said: "Grabe 'yon, 'yung pagsabi mo . . . It's just so sweet na 'yung half of your life, you're dedicating it to your family. And then you are just going to wait for the right time para sa sarili mo naman. Saludo ako sa 'yo."
Vice Ganda, who was standing beside Curtis, appeared confused by the actress suddenly bursting into tears.
"Nakikita kong naiiyak ka pero hindi ko alam kung dahil sa sinabi niya o may hormonal imbalance ka na," the comedian quipped.
Later in the segment, judge Jhong Hilario addressed Curtis after giving his comments to the contestants.
"Alam ko naman kung bakit ka naiyak kanina. Na-feel kita," he told Curtis, who was looking up from the main stage.
"Kasi bago ka kinasal, mula pagkabata, kumayod ka na para sa pamilya mo, para sa sarili mo, sa future mo, kaya deserve mo namang maging masaya ngayon, para sa sarili mo."
At Hilario's words, Curtis once again became emotional, before she and Vice Ganda segued to announcing the "Miss Q&A" winner for the day.
Curtis, a local superstar whose career spans two decades, got married in November last year to her long-time partner, restaurateur Erwan Heussaff.