MANILA – Jessy Mendiola reiterated that she did not cause the breakup of former celebrity couple Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano, who is currently being linked to her.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Sunday, Mendiola broke down in tears as she emotionally defended herself against accusations that she is the third party in the high-profile breakup.
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“You know, honestly, if it were true, I wouldn’t be here right now facing you guys. For me, it was clear that they broke up already when Luis started courting me. Babae ako, it happened to me before. I wouldn’t do that to any other girl,” she said, crying.
Rumors about Manzano and Locsin’s breakup first surfaced in January this year. Mendiola earlier claimed that Manzano only started courting her in May.
According to Mendiola, it hurts her when people allege that she stole Manzano from Locsin.
“It hurts kapag sinasabi nila na, for a lack of better term, ‘ahas’ ka. Labas ako sa kanila and what happened between the two of them. 'Yung amin, I think dapat labas na rin siya doon,” she said.
“Malinis ang puso ko. I would never ever destroy a relationship,” she added.
The actress said it is also up to Manzano and Locsin if they want to settle their differences as long as they keep her out of it.
“Problema na nila 'yun, kung gusto nilang mag-usap about it or clear anything with each other, I think that’s their problem. Pero huwag nila akong isasali,” she said.
Amid all this, Mendiola shared that Manzano has repeatedly apologized to her for everything that’s happening. She also confirmed that Manzano has taken over her Instagram account to respond to bashers.
“Alam kasi niya na masakit kapag ganun. Alam mo naman na hindi totoo and 'yun ang sinasabi ng ibang tao. Hindi naman nila alam 'yung whole story,” she said.