MANILA — Dimples Romana appeared to quickly pick up what reaction was being asked of her when the term “ghosting” was mentioned, amid a controversy involving her close friend and former co-star Bea Alonzo.
“Parang na-ghosting din ‘yung speech ko, wala rin akong nasabi!” she quipped, when told by ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual about an upcoming film titled “The Ghosting,” starring her “Kadenang Ginto” co-star Andrea Brillantes.
“Ghosting” became a buzzword among Filipinos on social media in late July, in the wake of Alonzo’s revelation that her boyfriend of three years, Gerald Anderson, did not accord her a formal breakup and “just started not talking to me.”
The failed relationship made headlines, and notably drew sympathy for Alonzo from showbiz colleagues, with the likes of Angel Locsin even dubbing a gathering #ParaKayB.
Romana, likewise, has been a long-time confidant of Alonzo, dating back to their portrayal of best friends in the 2007 modern classic “One More Chance.”
“Kami na magkakaibigan, we’re always . . . We talk to one another. And the nice thing is that we have a good support system,” Romana said on Friday.
Romana was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the Gandang Palaban beauty regimen set, a line from Skin Magical inspired by ABS-CBN’s “Kadenang Ginto.”
“Ang stand ko naman sa lahat: this, too, shall pass. Matatapos din lahat. Lilipas din. Kung kailangan pagdaanan, pagdaanan,” she went on, without mentioning Alonzo.
“All the pains and hardships na pinagdadaanan ng tao . . . It’s what makes us human, it’s what makes us stronger.”