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Empress says people should respect Melissa Ricks's need for privacy

Empress addresses speculations about Melissa Ricks and Jake Cuenca's rumored split.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

5/17/2011 8:38 AM
Empress says people should respect Melissa Ricks's need for privacy


051711-empress_main.jpgAt a time when Melissa Ricks seems to be having trouble with her love life, one of the closest friends who remain by her side includes Empress, who was quick to defend the former regarding her alleged angry tweets towards Jake Cuenca. “Ako kasi ganyan din ako, madami din akong ipino-post na iba-iba, nire-retweet yung mga quotes na gusto namin, kasi sa iba-ibang tao may mga nakaka-relate talaga tayo. ‘Yan lang ang ‘di natin malalaman kung ano ba yung gustong sabihin ng iba’t ibang tao, kung ano bang gustong ipaliwanag, kung ano ang gustong i-express.  Siguro ibigay na lang natin kay Melissa yun. Kasi I am sure special din sa kanya yun or kailangan din niya ng privacy pagdating dun,” she said in an interview with Push.com.ph during the Star Magic station ID shoot last May 13.

Contrary to her Twitter posts, Empress further shared that Melissa has never been angsty or bitter whenever they get the chance to hang out with their group of friends lately. She stressed that people should just refrain from putting too much meaning on Melissa’s musings on the internet. “Okay naman siya. Actually okay naman kami. Kaya lang sa mga FB, sa mga Twitter, ‘di mo naman maiiwasan na, ‘Uy ano ba yung pino-post niya?’ Kasi ako din, inaamin ko na minsan parang medyo, hindi naman controversial pero may something yung posts ko. Sa ibang mga nakakabasa, akala nila, ‘Uy ano ‘to?’ Pero sa totoo naman, sa ’yo wala lang. So ‘di natin talaga masasabi. Pero si Melissa okay naman siya. Masaya kami kasi lumalabas kami, busy din naman siya. Okay na okay.”

In the meantime, Empress also refuted recent reports that Melissa’s not on good terms with either Kim Chiu or Shaina Magdayao. “Ako po, masasagot ko ‘yan. Sa pagkakaalam ko wala siyang kaaway. Kasi usually, sa aming mga girls, magkwekwento siya, pero wala siyang kaaway. Wala naman ako naririnig na may kinaiinisan or kinagagalitan siya. Depende na lang talaga sa mga posts niya.”  

In fact, those who have been following Melissa on Twitter probably know that such rumors merely started because she often mentions Empress and Beauty Gonzales in her tweets. Apparently, it caused some people to wonder what ever happened to the rest of their Chiurigogobaschu friends like Kim Chiu or Erich Gonzales for that matter. But Empress clarified that there’s no feud whatsoever in their barkada. “Okay naman, magkakaibigan pa rin kami. Hindi naman dapat maging hadlang pagiging busy namin. Kumbaga hindi porket busy kami, hindi na kami magkakaibigan. Kahit naman sa mga hindi showbiz, kahit sa non-showbiz, kapag busy sila sa mga trabaho nila talagang hindi rin ganon kadalas kayong magkikita,” she added.