When the news of Mariel Rodriguez's second miscarriage spread on the Internet, Bela Padilla admitted she couldn't help but feel bad for her uncle and his wife.
“Siyempre nakaka-sad kasi alam kong matagal na nilang hinihintay after her first miscarriage this year so it's a very sensitive topic. Ako, personally if I were in her place I wouldn't want people to keep on talking about it. I would want my time to grieve. Si tito Robin he's a gentleman through and through so kung sa ibang tao nga maalaga siya paano pa kaya sa asawa niya na pinakamahal niya,” she shared during the grand press con for the movie based on the life of Iglesia ni Cristo founder Felix Manalo held last August 21.
When her uncle Robin first announced they were expecting triplets and that he was pulling out of the movie project slated for the MMFF this year, his co-star Maria Ozawa called him out for being unprofessional and leaving the production's crew high and dry. Bela was quick to defend the action star.
“Hindi kami close ni Maria Ozawa (laughs). Honestly the most professional person I know is Tito Robin so I always get told that I'm pretty professional na for a newcomer and I get that from my family. I get that from Tito Robin. You guys do not know how professional he is. Like if his call time is at seven he will arrive at five. He's the most professional person I know, so I guess kung may ikakasama yung loob ko sa statement na yun, yun yun kasi he's so hardworking. Ibang level,” she explained.
However, when netizens started pointing fingers at Maria Ozawa for the sudden miscarriage, Bela couldn't help but implore people to be logical and not blame the Japanese actress for anything. “That's just stupid. Let's not point fingers at people. That's so unfair. If we feel bad that she called him unprofessional, let’s not make her family feel bad for blaming. That’s just not us,” she said.