MANILA - It may have been the "most painful" thing that has ever happened to her, but television host Mariel Rodriguez said her consecutive miscarriages made her realize how lucky she was to have her husband Robin Padilla help her overcome her ordeal.
In an interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" on Monday, the 31-year-old Rodriguez opened up about the depression she went through after learning that she had just suffered her second miscarriage in a year, and how she moved past it.
"The first time, I thought it was the most painful thing that has happened to me because finally when I decided that I want to have a baby, it happened. Iyon pala hindi pa iyon ang pinakamasakit," said Rodriguez, who lost her triplet pregnancy last August.
"Naging okay kasi I'm so blessed kasi si Robin was really supportive," an emotional Rodriguez then recalled. "Iyon talaga. Hindi man ako sinuwerte na magkaroon ng anak ngayon, pero sobra akong suwerte sa asawa."
She added that losing the unborn triplets was more painful because she hoped that it was God's way of making up for her first miscarriage, which happened last March.
She said: "This one was more painful kasi I've had multiple pregnancies, it was either twins or triplets --sabi ko, 'wow, siguro dahil na miscarriage ako dati kaya pinalitan ni God. O kung mawawala man 'yung iba mayroon akong isang matitira."
"Tapos I had one with a heartbeat so I was really hoping. And then I lost the heartbeat. Iyon talaga nag-breakdown na ako doon. I was really going to lose it, I was about to go dark, I was bitter, I was not in a good place."
"And then Robin took me out of the country and he reassured me that it will be okay even if it were just the two us."
According to Rodriguez, the support she has been receiving from fans and friends who went through the same thing has also managed to give her a glimmer of hope."Ngayon you lift everything to God, bahala na si God," she said.
Rodriguez also shared that the recent challenges has made her relationship with Padilla stronger.
Padilla, in a separate interview with ABS-CBN News, said that he's delighted that Rodriguez is going back to work. Rodriguez recently co-hosted the finals night of the recently concluded "Pinoy Big Brother 737" season.
"Maganda iyon kasi mawawala 'yung isip niya sa depression. Kasi dinaan niya iyon eh. Eh ngayon, parang wala na iyon, magandang balita iyon para sa akin," he said.