MANILA - Chito Gonzalez, the father of "Pinoy Big Brother" host Bianca Gonzalez, has passed away.
Television host Boy Abunda broke the news during a recorded telecast of the late night talk show "Aquino & Abunda Tonight."
"Kami po ay nakikiramay kay Bianca Gonzalez sa pagpanaw po ng kanyang ama. You have our love and prayers," he said.
No other details were given.
Last February, the 32-year-old Gonzalez opened up about growing up in a broken family and her relationship with her father.
"I don't have a close relationship with my dad. I'm so much closer to my mom. But, of course, I love them very much," she said.
"Siguro a lesson that I learned, not by their saying but because of what I saw, sana hindi kami maging ganun ni JC (Intal, her husband). Ayaw ko mag-away ng ganun," she added.
(FULL STORY: Bianca Gonzalez opens up about parents' split)