MANILA -- Veteran singer-actress Sharon Cuneta expressed her sympathy for long-time friend Zsa Zsa Padilla who has called off her engagement with architect Conrad Onglao.
Cuneta was the one who introduced Padilla to Onglao in 2014.
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In the thanksgiving party of Cuneta's 20th wedding anniversary with Kiko Pangilinan held on Wednesday, the Megastar asked everyone to empathize with Padilla, who is currently undergoing a difficult phase.
"You have to respect and give her space, if it's something that ended," she said.
Cuneta added that she feels hurt for Padilla and Onglao, who are both her friends.
"You have let her grieve. I am hurt for Zsa Zsa since she has been my friend for 20 more years, also Conrad who's also a friend. But you know they had a good relationship and Zsa Zsa is a decent woman," she said.
Padilla earlier visited her long-time friend Kris Aquino.