Yayo Aguila announces split with William Martinez

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 11 2010 06:36 PM | Updated as of Jul 12 2010 02:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Actress Yayo Aguila announced Sunday that she has called it quits with William Martinez, her husband of 25 years.

She said, however, that she's not closing her doors to the actor, especially since no annulment has been filed yet.

"Mabait si William, napakabait, napakabuting ama sa mga bata. Mabuti talaga siyang asawa. Nagkataon lang talaga na kailangan din namin munang magkaroon ng space apart from each other kasi marami pa siyang gustong gawin," Aguila told "Paparazzi," TV-5's celebrity talk show.

Aguila denied all rumored reasons surrounding their split, such as a third party, financial problems and Martinez' alleged alcohol and drug issues.

"Sa isang marriage, hindi nawawala ang maraming problema. May emotional, financial, normal iyon, pero hindi 'yon ang dahilan. Hindi rin babae. Sa totoo lang, hindi sa pinagtatanggol ko si William, pero mabait siya talaga. Hindi siya babaero. Branded lang siyang ganun pero hindi," she said.

"Posible pala siya (na gusto mong mapag-isa kahit maayos kayo)," she added.

Kids knew first

In her interview at "Paparazzi," Aguila shared that she first consulted her children before approaching Martinez, since she believed that her husband would understand her situation.

"Honestly, bago ko kinonsulta si William, kinonsulta ko muna 'yong 3 anak kong babae. Kasi ang katwiran ko naman, kami ni William, magkakaintindihan kami regardless kung anong pag-uusapan namin...at saka adults na naman kami so dapat mature mo nang tinitignan ang mga bagay," she said.

The actress added, "So ang importante sa akin kung ano ang sasabihin ng mga bata. So sila talaga 'yong una kong kinausap. At saka siyempre alam kong sila ang unang ma-aaffect diba?"

Aguila thanked her children for understanding their parents' situation. She also described her 25-year marriage with Martinez as "happy and fruitful."

"Sobrang nagpapasalamat lang talaga ako na kung meron man kaming na-accomplish sa buhay namin bilang mag-asawa, nakapagpalaki kami ng sobrang babait at mapag-intindi at matitinong bata na kahit anong pinagdaanan namin ni William nitong taon na 'to o noong mga nakaraang taon, talagang tinanggap nila nang maluwag sa puso," she said.

Meanwhile, the actress has this message for Martinez. "Hi, I'm glad we're really good friends. I'll see you later."