MANILA -- Actress Heaven Peralejo took to social media to deny that she asked financial help from the family of her former boyfriend, Jimuel Pacquiao.
This comes after veteran entertainment columnist Lolit Solis, in an Instagram post, said the actress asked P100,000 from Jimuel's father, boxing champion and senator Manny Pacquiao.
“The past few weeks have redefined the public’s impression of me. It was hurtful and I needed some time to think it through. I’ll get straight to the point. I didn’t ask anyone for money. I am beyond grateful that I am blessed with opportunities to earn an honest living. Whatever I have now is a product of my hard work and not extracted from anyone’s pockets," Peralejo said on Instagram Stories.
She also thanked the Pacquiao family for clearing her name.
“Thank you to Jim and his family. I appreciate your efforts to stand with me. As well as to my family, friends, and supporters, thank you for always looking after me. I hope we can all move forward from this issue," Peralejo added.
In a post on Instagram Stories, Jimuel lambasted Solis as well as a gossip website.
“I would like to clarify that the issue posted by Lolit Solis and fashionpulis about Heaven is false. There was no money given and there was no communication. We keep getting involved in these issues and I just want to clear things up. She is not the type of girl and we are in good terms so no need for all the bashing," Jimuel said.
After the two aired their side on social media, Solis turned to Instagram as well to apologize over the matter.
“Nilagay ko sa IG, inamin ko na narinig ko lang ang bulong bulungan tungkol dito. Now salamat at manager pala ni Heaven si Ogie Diaz, ipinaliwanag na baka mali ang naging assumption ko, na kaya ni Heaven magkaroon ng 100K ng hindi kailangan ang tulong ng iba. So maliwanag na ang lahat,” she said.
Solis said she also got a text from Jimuel’s mother Jinkee denying that Heaven ever borrowed money from their family.
“So tanggap ko na mali nga ang mga balita. Good, dahil at least maliwanag na ang lahat. Pati sila mama Jinkee at Jimuel nasali pa sa gulo, kaya nahihiya ako kay Heaven at sa nanay niya na nagsabi na 73 years old na ako bakit pa ako nagbabalita ng ganito. Tama ka Mommy, dapat nga siguro na 'pag may blind item pabayaan ko na,” she said.
Solis then apologized for the whole issue saying, “Sa nagawa ko, SORRY, at ewan ko kung bakit malaking issue ang 100K na kung iisipin ay barya lang sa mga involved.”
“So SORRY Heaven, at mommy, sana hindi maging HELL ang buhay ko dahil sa 100K na iyan. Hindi totoo na humiram o binigyan ni Mama Jinkee Pacquiao si Heaven Peralejo, kaya sana maayos na ang lahat,” she said.
Peralejo and Jimuel confirmed their relationship in March last year. But they broke up just several months after.
There were insinuations that the relationship was motivated by money, which Jimuel himself denied.