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Toni Gonzaga says she doesn't believe rumors linking Paul Soriano to Maja Salvador

Toni Gonzaga reveals that she and boyfriend Paul Soriano have talked about the issue involving Maja Salvador.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

9/2/2011 8:06 AM
Toni Gonzaga says she doesn't believe rumors linking Paul Soriano to Maja Salvador


090211-toni_main.jpgToni Gonzaga claimed that she wasn’t bothered by the rumors linking her boyfriend of four years Paul Soriano to Maja Salvador. Apparently, Paul immediately told Toni about the incident wherein Maja burst into tears during the press con of their movie, Thelma. “He talked to me after the interview. Sabi niya, ‘I feel bad.’ Sabi ko, ‘Bakit?’  ‘Kasi Maja cried.’ ‘Oh why did she cry?’ ‘I think she was too hurt and too overwhelmed with all the negative issues na natatanggap niya, ‘di niya ata kinaya.’ Siyempre bata pa si Maja, hindi niya naman talaga kaya yung sunod-sunod na pambubugbog na ganon,” related Toni during the thanksgiving press con of Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi last  September 1.

The actress-host maintained that it was unfair for Maja to be accused of various intrigues especially when they’re not true. She added that Paul considers Maja almost like a sister since the two have worked closely together in Thelma. “Kasi hindi naman talaga siya artista, director siya. Hindi niya akalain na pwede pala mangyaring ma-i-link sa director yung artista kasi akala niya sa kapwa artist lang. So sabi niya, ‘The media can be harsh sometimes.’ Nakakaawa si Maja dahil bata pa, parang ‘di maganda na ma-link sa ganon. Tapos alam naman na committed si Paul. Hindi maganda ang dating kasi ang talo dun si Maja, magiging negative siya. Eh bilang artista niya si Maja, ayaw naman niya siyempre na ma-feel bad si Maja. Parang kapatid talaga ang tingin niya kay Maja at mahal niya si Maja bilang artista dahil napakahusay daw niyang talaga at napakabait na artista dito sa pelikulang ginawa nila.”

When asked why Paul was able to handle the issue so well, Toni revealed that she has already warned her boyfriend about how outrageous people in show business could be at times. “I already warned him kung ano mang pwedeng mangyari [sa mga press con]. Sabi ko, ‘Huwag ka ma-offend sa mga tanong. Trabaho nila (local press) ‘yan na humingi ng impormasyon. Kahit na minsan unnecessary, minsan natatanong pa rin. So hinanda ko lang siya.”

Toni further defended Maja by saying that she also feels like crying whenever she’s put in a tight spot during press interviews. It’s just that Toni’s the type of person who stays in control even under pressure. “Minsan naman may time kapag nagpre-press con gusto ko din umiyak. Pero hindi ako umiiyak kasi hindi naman ako gumagawa ng pelikula, wala namang shooting na nagaganap, nakakahiya naman kung umiyak ako. At bilang isang artista na medyo, Id’ like to say na yung sampung taon ko sa industriya sapat na yun, madami na akong natutunan. Ganon talaga. Minsan ‘di mo kailangan personalin dahil trabaho nila yun, at ganon din naman ako trabaho ko ang pagiging artista, so ‘di ko dinidibdib.

At the same time, Toni’s just thankful that she can always count on her loved ones to be there for her when she needs help. “Minsan may mga masasakit na intriga na kapag nasa bahay ako mag-isa pinepersonal ko, nakakaiyak. Pero ganon talaga. Sa tulong ng mommy at daddy ko na-o-overcome ko. Tapos you move on, you learn from the negative feedback.”