“‘Yun talaga naman ‘yun kahit pagbali-baliktarin mo ABS talaga ‘yun,” said Robin about Mariel’s return during an interview at his recently-concluded contract signing last November 9.
Although he’s grateful that the network has accepted him anew, Robin is most grateful about what ABS-CBN has done for his wife who had suffered a lot this year.
“Ang naganap na kalungkutan nga niya ang dami kong ginawa para maka-recover siya. Hindi naman ako na-ano no [naging successful], pero nung ABS na and PBB na talagang parang isang ganon lang pumayag siyang alisin ‘yung mga patay na dugo,” he recounted.
Robin was referring to the remains of their stillborn triplets which Mariel had “kept” inside her body for weeks “dahil naniniwala siya na baka mabuhay pa. Nung kinausap siya ng doktora niya ayaw parin niyang tanggalin.”
“Pero nung nag-PBB siya, naramdaman niya uli ‘yung pagmamahal sa kanya ng mga kaibigan niya, kinabukasan pinatanggal niya na. Salamat sa ABS,” he said.
Now that his wife is back to her home network, Robin shared that she is raring to work on a soap with Dreamscape.
“Excited siya doon sa serye niya. Meron siyang teleserye na binibigay sa kanya ang Dreamscape. Na ‘yun talagang wala siyang bukambibig kundi ‘yun,” he said. “Bukambibig niya [rin] si Bianca [Gonzalez-Intal], si Toni [Gonzaga-Soriano] na tuwang-tuwa naman ako kasi dati ang bukambibig nu’n malungkot. Ngayon sinasakyan ko nalang siya.”
Will he be open to working with his wife on a project at ABS-CBN?
“Walang problema sa akin kung siya ang kasama, kasi masaya kami kung kaming dalawa pero mas magiging masaya ako kung makasama niya muna sila Toni, sila Bianca at sana makagawa rin siya kasama ang mga dati niyang leading men para maramdaman niya [ang saya],” explained Robin.
According to Robin, he’s also amenable for his wife to work with her former leading men so long as there’s no kissing scene.
Mariel’s previous leading men include his former flame Zanjoe Marudo and Rafael Rosell.
2015 has been a tough year for Mariel. In May, Mariel lost what would have been her first child with Robin, whom she called “cutiepie” through a miscarriage.
A few months later, things were no better for Mariel as the three egg sacs inside her failed to develop a heartbeat.
Despite everything that has happened, Robin summed up his 2015 with Mariel as “Pinaka-romantic.”
“Bagamat may kalungkutan pero itong buong taon na ito magkasama kami. Walang iwanan talaga. Kaya masasabi ko na naging mabuti din akong asawa sa wakas,” he said.
Was he a “bad” husband before?
“Ay hindi, failure ako doon. Pero ngayon masasabi ko, oo [mabuti akong asawa],” said Robin.
Robin was previously married to Liezel Sicangco with whom he has four children.
In the end, Robin shared that plans of trying to have another baby will have to wait for another year as per the advice of Mariel’s doctor.