Toni Gonzaga confirms rift with Mariel Rodriguez

After admitting that she is not on good terms with Mariel Rodriguez, Toni Gonzaga says only time can tell if their friendship can be saved.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

9/15/2010 9:34 PM
Toni Gonzaga confirms rift with Mariel Rodriguez


Although she didn'rsquo;t say it directly, Toni Gonzaga'rsquo;s statements clearly send the message that she has a rift with Mariel Rodriguez, who has been her co-host in shows like Entertainment Live and Pinoy Big Brother. While Toni did not want to specify what caused the problem, she emphasized that she does not want to have anything to do with any issues that involve Mariel. "Alam naman siguro niya 'lsquo;yung ginawa niya sa mga nangyari. Ayoko ko nang i-elaborate, basta bahala na lang sila kung idi-deny o iko-confirm. Basta ako ang importante sa akin, marunong akong magpahalaga ng mga tao sa buhay ko," she said at the press conference of her upcoming teleserye, Kokey @ Ako, which starts September 20.

Toni stressed that what upset her has nothing to do with the cancellation of her supposed movie with Robin Padilla, Mariel'rsquo;s current boyfriend. There have been claims that Toni'rsquo;s film with the action superstar was shelved because it conflicted with Robin'rsquo;s upcoming project with girlfriend Mariel. "Wala na akong kinalaman... actually harsh mang pakinggan, pero wala na kong pakialam do'rsquo;n [sa movie]," said the singer. She stressed that her gap with Mariel has nothing to do with work. 'nbsp;

She related that she once talked to Mariel to clarify some things and that was the last time they communicated with each other. Toni also did not indicate when this took place. "Civil lang naman ako lagi. Inaayos ko lang, tinatama ko lang kung ano 'lsquo;yung mga narinig," she said.

When the press people pressed her to reveal the real reason of her estrangement with Mariel, Toni replied, "Basta ako ayoko na 'lsquo;pag tungkol sa mga isyu na 'lsquo;yon, tungkol sa kanila, ayoko na, paso na ako. Parang ayoko, ayoko talaga'hellip; Wala namang selos-selos. Mas malalim 'lsquo;yung sa akin kaya ayoko na lang ding i-share kasi lalaki pa. Sabihin pa dinadamay or ano kasi andali-dali din naman ding i-deny ang mga bagay-bagay so huwag na lang."

Without going into details, Toni explained that she found out certain things were being said about her and asked for a director-friend'rsquo;s help to find out the source of these reports. "May mga nadiskubre, actually laking pasasalamat ko nga na dahil sa isang proyektong hindi natuloy may mga nadiskubre ako na mga bagay-bagay na nakapagpa-realize sa akin kung sino 'lsquo;yung mga totoong tao sa buhay ko," she said. "Ginamit siguro ni Lord din na way 'lsquo;yon na ma-realize ko kung sino 'lsquo;yung dapat kong pagkatiwalaan."

She added that only time can tell if there could be a reconciliation between her and Mariel.