Janice de Belen believes that nothing good will come out from establishing a working relationship with John Estrada.
Although they’re now both working at ABS-CBN, Janice de Belen said that she’d rather not do a teleserye
with ex-husband John Estrada. Not because she’s still bitter about their failed marriage, but out of respect for his wife Priscilla Meirelles. “Sabi ng
a [open siya
to work with me]. But I don't like that burden to be on his wife. I do not want to ever make her feel uncomfortable, even if it's just because we are working together. Parang tama nang may nakaraan kami.
Okay na tayo doon
,” said Janice during a press visit on the set of Budoy
last October 5.
Given their current situation, Janice knew that she and John working together again would only result to renewed controversies. “Alam mo, tama nang ganito na lang.
I do not feel the need to work with him. At saka,
I feel na
it's better if we don't work together. It’s not personal. My take on that is should we work together again... Hindi naman kami
best friends. You need to have a good working relationship. Kasi, kapag nag
together, there's going to be so much hype, so much hope lang.
It was the same reason why she seemed aloof when they crossed paths during an ABS-CBN trade launch last month. “Ano naman dapat ko iimik? Wala na dapat ‘di ba? Luma na siyang
issue e. There's no need for hype. Kapag nagkita kami, hindi na kailangan ng
hype. May kanya-kanya na kaming buhay.
At the very least, Janice claimed that she and John are civil to each other, but they rarely meet at all. “You know, my kids are big already. So whatever needs to be talked about, sila na
. They can tell their father what they want or what they need. Unless it’s something really important, saka na lang kami mag-uusap,
” she added.