Ai-Ai, Miguel stay friends after separation

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 09 2012 02:07 PM | Updated as of Apr 09 2012 10:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Both Ai-Ai delas Alas and Miguel Vera proved that nothing can stand in the way of friendship despite having gone through a lot after their separation.

Former couple Miguel Vera and Ai-Ai delas Alas guest on "The Buzz" together for the first time.

For the first time, delas Alas and Vera appeared together for a live interview on “The Buzz” on Sunday.

Vera, who is residing in the United States, is currently here in the country for the graduation of one of their children.

Delas Alas said they managed to keep a healthy relationship because they were friends even before they got married.

“Kasi nag-start naman kami as barkada bago naging kami, bagong kami naging mag-asawa. I think iyon ang foundation although parati kami nag-aaway. Sobra kami mag-away, nagpapatayan nga kami kapag nag-aaway kami. Pero 'yung friendship namin talagang bumabalik kasi doon kami nagsimula,” she said.

Vera agreed. “Hindi naging smooth ang naging relasyon after ng hiwalayan. Medyo away-bati. Pero bumabalik doon sa pinanggalingan namin, 'yung foundation,” he said.

Both also admitted that they are discussing a plan to send two of their children to the U.S. with Vera to continue their studies there.

Asked if delas Alas is okay with the plan, she said: “Ako na-stress talaga ako lalo na kay Sophia kasi only baby girl ko 'yun. Ayaw ko siyang mawalay sa akin. Lahat naman ng mga anak ko ayaw kong mawalay sa akin pero si Sophia 'yung medyo tough eh kaya gusto niya, sabi niya titignan ko. Pero si Nikki ayaw niya doon, ang mundo noon nasa London eh.”

Meanwhile, Vera shared that he is happy that delas Alas finally found someone who could make her happy.

“Ako na ang pinakamaligayang tao kapag nakita kong masaya siya. Kasi kapag masaya ito, masaya ang mga ank ko eh,” he said.

Vera said he will always be there for delas Alas no matter the circumstances. “Parati akong nakasuporta sa kanya. Kung ano man ang mangyari sa kanya, masaya, masama, nandiyan lang ako pero hindi ako nakikialam. Kapag lumapit siya sa akin, mag-aadvise ako. Pero nasa kanya pa rin iyon. Buhay niya iyan,” he said.

Delas Alas, on the other hand, thanked Vera for giving her kids. “Thank you for giving me beautiful children. Sana, kagaya nang sinasabi mo sa akin na maging masaya na ako sa love life ko, ikaw din sana maging masaya ka na Pa.”