Vanessa Raval, the daughter of action star Jeric Raval, has spoken amid rumors circulating that she’s not her father’s child.
The sister of actress AJ Raval addressed the issue in a TikTok video, saying those making up stories about her relationship with her father should watch the vlog of entertainment columnist Ogie Diaz.
One of the rumors apparently says she’s the daughter of Jeric’s cousin.
“Hello! May kumakalat na tsismis na naman, na hindi raw ako anak ng tatay ko. So, ganito lang po sasabihin ko, panoorin niyo po ‘yung interview ng tatay ko kay Ogie Diaz. Kasi may kumakalat na articles, mga fake news, na sinabi raw doon ng tatay ko na hindi niya ako anak.”
Vanessa clarified one of her father’s responses to Ogie Diaz’s questions wherein some deemed a “denial” on Jeric’s part.
The question Vanessa was referring to was about a guy — whom she described as “sikat na panget na lalaking rapper” — who has been flirting with her.
“Hindi po ako itinanggi ng tatay ko. Ang sinabi lang po niya is ‘Let’s not talk about her,'” she said.
“Kung ako yung magulang at may ginawang ganu’n yung anak ko, talagang nakakahiya yun, kaya sasabihin ko na rin na ‘let’s (not) talk about her’,” she stated.
While she did not name the said rapper, netizens think she was referring to Zeinab Harake’s ex, Skusta Clee.
Vanessa then reiterated that she is Jeric’s child, dismissing rumors about her relationship with her father.
“Marami pong beses na na-interview ang tatay ko na nag-name drop siya kung sino ang mga anak niya, lagi po akong kasali du’n,” she said.
“Ngayon lang po talaga sensitive ang tatay ko, dahil nga sa mga nangyayari. Nagalit yung tatay ko sa ginawa ko, pero never akong itinanggi nu’n,” she added.
She went on: “Actually, kausap ko siya ngayon, sabi ko, ‘Bakit ganun?’ Fake news nga, wala siyang sinabi.”
“Triny kong panoorin yung interview niya kay Ogie Diaz, wala akong nakitang sinabi niya na hindi niya ako anak at wala siyang sinabi na anak niya ako sa pinsan daw niya or ewan,” she continued.
Admitting her father got mad at her following the issue she faced, she said: “Ang nangyari po ngayon, nagka-issue ako, talaga namang nagalit ‘yung tatay ko sa ginawa ko, pero hindi ako itinakwil ng tatay ko.”
She also made it clear that her father has five children with her mother and that she is not AJ Raval’s half-sister.