MANILA, Philippines – Angelica Panganiban on Sunday publicly apologized to Gretchen Barretto, her actor boyfriend’s leading lady in “Magkaribal.”
“Siguro gusto kong humingi ng pasensiya sa mga nabitawan kong salita. Hindi ko siya kilala, hindi niya ko kilala,” she explained.
“Ngayon naiintindihan ko, unti-unti ko siyang nakikilala and ‘yong mga tao sa paligid namin nagsasabi mabuti siyang tao. At ang nagsabi noon si Derek (Ramsay) din mismo,” she added.
The actress also expressed her hopes to be friends with Barretto someday. “Kung nasaktan niya ako, nasaktan ko rin siya kaya sorry. And sana maka-build-up ako ng friendship sa kanya. ‘Yon lang sana hindi pa huli ang lahat.”
Prior to Panganiban and Ramsay’s trip to South Africa, Panganiban and Barretto had exchanged heated words to each other.
According to reports, Panganiban, Ramsay’s girlfriend, purportedly got offended after Barretto said in a television interview that she wanted to see Ramsay’s solo pictures after his trip to South Africa.
The “Rubi” leading star then posted controversial posts in her Twitter account. Although Panganiban did not directly say that she was referring to Barretto, speculations have swirled that she was attacking the “Magkaribal” female lead star.
When sought for comment, Barretto countered: “You want war, I'll give you war. I’ll be there in my red stilettos.”
The 2 stars have yet to see each other after the controversy. -With a report from Bernie Franco, ABS-CBN.com