Boy Abunda explains he still doesn't want to meddle in the rift between Mariel Rodriguez and Toni Gonzaga.
Boy Abunda got a weeklong birthday celebration on Showbiz News Ngayon where he received a recorded birthday greeting from one of his talents, Mariel Rodriguez, who is currently in India shooting a movie with her husband Robin Padilla. In an interview with Push.com.ph at the Boy Abunda Badminton Cup, Boy shared that he still continues to receive text messages from Mariel. "The last text message I got from her was a week ago. Sabi niya e tuloy tuloy ang shooting nila ni Robin ng movie sa India. She sends very happy messages."
Prior to going to India, Mariel was under the fire because various controversies. As her manager, Boy felt sad for Mariel but he understands that intrigues come with the job. "Bahagi 'lsquo;yan ng trabaho. It'rsquo;s a roller coaster ride. May mga panahon na positibo at meron namang negatibo. Pinagdadaanan 'lsquo;yan ng kahit sinong artista. I think it'rsquo;s on how you rise above the controversies that measures you as a person and as a celebrity. Wala namang artista o public figure na exempted sa intriga."
Regarding the rift between former good friends Mariel and Toni Gonzaga, Boy said his working relationship with Toni as co-hosts on The Buzz remains unaffected by the issue. "Hindi kami naguusap ni Toni ng detalyado tungkol doon. Ang napaguusapan lang namin ni Toni ay kung ano lang ang inyong napapanood. Wala kaming problema ni Toni. Nararamdaman ko na ayaw ni Toni na idamay ako. Napaka-protective niya. Ang lagi niyang tanong is, 'lsquo;Kamusta si Tito Boy?'rsquo; Ganun din si Mariel, ang sinasabi niya sa mga kaibigan niya na sana hindi ako madamay. I appreciate it."
While Boy continues to wish that Mariel and Toni would finally make peace, he also respects that each of them needs time until they are totally ready to talk. "Ang hiling ko talaga ay bigyan nila ang kanilang mga sarili ng panahon, isa o dalawang buwan, kung kailan pwede na silang magngitian, kung pwede ring mag usap na. Kasi ang pinanggalingan naman talaga ng alitang ito ay isang magandang pagkakaibigan. I think bilang kaibigan ni Toni at manager ni Mariel, my wish for them is to give each other time. Pakiramdaman nila kung kakayanin na. Kung hindi let it be."
Boy also reacted to the recent revelation of another of Mariel'rsquo;s former close friends, Luis Manzano, who is harboring a "tampo" with the TV host-actress. "He has every right to feel what he feels. Ang friendship nila Mariel at Luis ay kanila 'lsquo;yun. Ang sinabi ko noong unang pumutok ang issue kay Mariel at Toni, hindi ako kasama sa pagkakaibigan nila."
As a manager, Boy explained that he is not the type who is privy to his talents'rsquo; personal affairs. He only waits for them to approach him and open up. "May mga taong nagtatanong kung bakit wala akong alam. Hindi naman kasi dapat lahat alam ng manager. With all humility I can say na I don'rsquo;t know everything especially sa mga personal n