MANILA — Jessy Mendiola will not be forced to admit a wrongdoing she did not commit.
This, she made clear as she was confronted again with the accusation of causing the 2016 breakup of Luis Manzano, her current boyfriend, and the host’s former girlfriend, actress Angel Locsin.
Mendiola addressed the allegation as she replied to a follower’s comment on her Instagram post over the weekend.
The follower wrote: “Baka expected ng basher you will admit to them na inagaw mo si Luis kay Angel before, para matahimik na sila sa pamba-bash sa inyo.
“Ang tao minsan, hindi satisfied sa mga ganyang sagot sa mga patutchada nila. Isang malaking sagot [ibigay] mo sa kanila at na sa tao na if maniniwala or hindi, pero in the end matatahimik na sila kasi may closure na, e.”
Mendiola responded: “Bakit ako aamin ng hindi totoo? ‘Yung mga basher, hindi nila alam ang totoong nangyari. Bakit ako aamin, para lang tumigil sila? Para lang matahimik sila?
“Ang basher kahit ano’ng sabihin mo, hindi nila tatanggapin ‘yun. Ilang beses ko nang sinagot sa mga interview noon ang nangyari, pero naniwala ba sila? Hindi.
“Kaya dapat ipasa-Diyos na lang ‘yan, nakikita naman niya ang lahat. Good vibes lang, let go mo na ‘yang issue na ‘yan. Happy na kaming lahat.”
Mendiola, 26, and Manzano, 37, are approaching their third anniversary as a couple in June. Meanwhile, Locsin is currently in a relationship with film producer Neil Arce.
Manzano and Locsin were a couple until 2009, got back together in 2014, but broke up again in 2016. In January of that year, a tearful Locsin said in a televised interview that she and Manzano were trying to fix their relationship, but gave no further details.
By July 2016, Manzano started sharing photos with Mendiola, confirming their romance. Responding to allegations that his relationships with Locsin and Mendiola overlapped, Manzano belatedly revealed he had separated from Locsin in January 2016, or five months before he and Mendiola became officially a couple in June that year.
Mendiola asserted the same in past interviews, but that would not spare the actress from intrigues surrounding her relationship. In December 2018, she admitted having once struggled with depression that was triggered by several factors, including being the target of cyber-bullying.