Mariel Rodriguez is not yet ready to start a family

Mariel Rodriguez says she and husband Robin Padilla want to enjoy their time together before having a baby.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

5/4/2011 7:34 AM
Mariel Rodriguez is not yet ready to start a family


050411-mariel_main.jpgMariel Rodriguez was separated from husband Robin Padilla for the first time since they got married so she could go to the first out-of-town show of Happy Yipee Yehey held last Saturday, April 30. She and the other HYY hosts came a day earlier for a press conference and a motorcade around Lingayen. During the press con, she told reporters that though work mostly gets in the way of them being together, she and Robin managed to spend some quality time last Holy Week during their vacation in Macau.

Mariel revealed, “Every day nagpapa-massage kami ni Robin. Oo, talaga, promise! Sobrang pagod kasi ako kaya nagpamasahe kami every day. Kasi after India, 'yang si Robin, dire-diretso na 'yan ng trabaho kaya he deserves yung ganyang relaxation. Five days kami dun—five sweet days. So, four days na nagpamasahe kami. Saka ang maganda pa nito, nung nagpamasahe kami, the next day, 50 percent off na. So, sinulit namin yung discount, ‘di ba?"

The TV host/actress confessed that Holy Week is the only time that she gets to have a decent vacation. “Since nag-start ako sa Wowowee, the only vacation in a year that I get is kapag Holy Week at Araw ng mga Patay. Kahit birthday ko, Pasko, New Year, may work ako. Kaya I really take advantage of Holy Week.”

However, during their stay in Macau, Mariel revealed that Robin felt a bit guilty about their decision to have a vacation during Holy Week. “Sabi ni Robin, next year daw dapat walang masyadong celebration kasi nag-guilty siya. Holy Week is supposed to be a solemn time for Catholics. Dapat daw magsimba na lang. Ganun niya pinapahalagahan ang Holy Week, parang sa kanilang Muslim ‘yun ang Ramadan.”

Most of the reporters during the press con were based in Pangasinan, and they couldn’t help but ask Mariel if during the vacation in Macau, she and Robin attempted to conceive. The host blushed upon hearing the question, and she said while smiling, “Hindi pa talaga. Ini-enjoy pa namin na kami munang dalawa. Hindi pa rin naman kami ready.”

Co-host Randy Santiago who was sitting beside her during the press con joked that the reason Mariel couldn’t get pregnant is because Robin is currently endorsing a brand of condoms. Mariel also explained, “Lagi niyang sinasabi kasi na pag nagkaroon na kami ng baby, second na lang siya sa buhay ko."

She admitted she surprised that the public is so curious about when she will get pregnant. “Bakit ba ganun, kapag naging kayo, itatanong kung kailan kayo magpapakasal. Kapag kasal na, kailan naman magkaka-baby. Kapag may baby na, kailan naman ‘yung susunod. Bakit laging may follow up? Ha ha ha!

During a more intimate interview after the press con, Mariel failed to hold back her tears when asked how happy she is right now as Mrs. Robin Padilla. “Sobra akong happy! Wala na akong mahihiling pa. Lagi kong sinasabi sa kanya na, sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa kanya kasi nandiyan siya lagi for me. Naiiyak ako! Ano ba ito, alas-dos ng hapon, umiiyak ako!” she said as she reached for a tissue to wipe her tears.