MANILA, Philippines - Actress-TV host Mariel Rodriguez said she will marry action star Robin Padilla again in Catholic wedding rites.
In an interview with "Showbiz News Ngayon" (SNN), Rodriguez, who already married Padilla last month in India, announced they will have their second marriage in the country for their families and friends.
"Yes, of course, we are going to invite everyone in the Catholic blessing. That's why we always say na when the right time comes, we will talk," said Rodriguez who cleared that she's still a Catholic.
"Sa Islam naman, there's no compulsion. Walang sapilitan," she said.
On Tuesday night, in an interview with Tina Monzon Palma on ANC's "The World Tonight", Padilla admitted that he married Rodriguez.
He made the revelation a day after his son Ali went back to his mother in Australia last Monday.
Rodriguez said they decided to keep their silence on the real status of their relationship because they felt it's not the right time yet.
"Kasi nga the reason why we came back from India was because we have to fix stuff with Ali. And since Ali left yesterday, ngayon pwede ng pag-usapan at pwede ng i-clarify. Kasi from the time we came back until yesterday it's all about Ali," Rodriguez said.
She added that now that she's married to Padilla, she's the happiest woman in the world.
"Ako ang pinakamasayang tao sa buong mundo ngayon," she said.
In an interview with SNN, Rodriguez said she and Padilla married in Agra, India.
"Yes, we've been married for one month. We got married last August 19 in India, sa Taj Majal. There's a mosque in Taj Mahal," she said.
The actress said the ceremony was called "nikah," a matrimonial ceremony between the bride, the groom and Allah.
"It's between Robin, me, and God. It's a Muslim rite," Rodriguez said.
She shared that she had mixed emotions during the ceremony as it was a dream come true for her to get married in India.
"I was really...It was mixed emotions. I couldn't believe that I was there because Robin and I had been wanting to go to Taj Mahal. It was actually a start of a dream to get married there so we couldn't believe na it's happening talaga," she said.
The host-actress said that after the ceremony she immediately told her sister about it.
Rodriguez shared that the October issue of "StarStudio" magazine will feature their whole India trip and what happened during their wedding.
Robin says sorry to Abunda
On SNN, Padilla apologized to Rodriguez's talent manager and the show's host Boy Abunda for what happened.
"Bago ang lahat, Tito Boy, kanina pa ako humihingi ng pasensiya sa nangyaring tanan," Padilla said.
Abunda replied that he has nothing against it as long as his ward is happy.
Aside from Abunda, Padilla apologized to his wife's grandparents.
"Nahihiya lang po talaga ako kay lolo at lola. Pasensiya na po talaga. Namadali po kasi talaga," he said.
"Hindi lang po namin mapakawalan ang romantic moment kaya patawad po sa lahat," he added.
Padilla bared that what happened in India was really fast. He said he was in India for Ramadan, was really lonely because he failed to get Rodriguez's text messages.
He said he called Rodriguez and asked her to follow him in India.
"Ito lang ang masasabi ko: Kahit sa ayaw at sa gusto niya, sa oras na 'yon eh papayag siya," he said.