Mariel Rodriguez admits that Boy Abunda wanted her showbiz career to be managed by Backroom Inc.
Mariel Rodriguez admitted that she was shocked when Boy Abunda decided to give up ownership of his PR company, Backroom Inc. She has been managed by the King of Talk ever since she started in showbiz and is practically helpless without him as a manager. "Alam mo nagpunta ako sa bahay niya. Naiiyak pa ako
. 'Tito Boy, what's going to happen to me?' Kasi alam mo si Tito
Boy, kapag meron akong mga katanungan, kapag may gumugulo sa isip ko, kapag nakausap ko na si tito
Boy ok na yun.
But looking back at her own life decisions, Mariel realized that she has no right to stop Boy from resetting his priorities. "Sinabi ko sa kanya
it's going to be very hard. But I cannot be selfish to Tito
Boy. We reach a point in our lives na iwe-
weigh mo kung ano bang mas mahalaga,
family or career? Hindi niya kailangan ng
or fame. Ang kailangan niya panahon kasama ang kanyang nanay.
I understand kasi nung ako nagpakasal, nung ako nag-
decide na unahin ang
married life, naintindihan ako ni tito
Boy. So sino ba naman ako para hindi intindihin ang pangangailangan niya
Mariel further shared how the The Buzz
host had been a great influence to her all these years. "Kasi si Tito
Boy, sa totoo lang wala siyang
commission. Hanggang ngayon si tito
Boy nandiyan pa rin. Nakasanayan na ng
system ko lahat... Naging
very dependent sa kanya. Dati kapag nagri-ring yung
phone ko tapos siya ang nag-
register, natatakot ako. Pero ngayon parang mas masaya at kalmado ang
feeling ko kapag kausap ko siya
But at the same time, Mariel acknowledged the competent staff behind Boy's PR company. "But let's give credit to Backroom because Backroom is a solid company with a hardworking staff. I will always be with Backroom. Mahal na mahal ko ang pamilya ko sa
Backroom. Magaling sila sa
schedule, management, bookings. Tsaka hindi ako binigyan ni tito
choice. Sabi niya sa akin
, 'Mariel I want you to stay in Backroom.' Kasi
love naman niya talaga ako
," she added.