Primetime Queen Marian Rivera has always remained mum about the past feud she had with actress Heart Evangelista. It could be remembered that the friction happened sometime in 2011, while the two actresses were filming the movie “Temptation Island.” It was said that it came to a point that Heart’s mother, Cecile Ongpauco, even confronted Marian when she arrived at the airport from Ilocos Norte.
It’s been more than five years since the controversy came out, but neither Marian nor Heart has said anything about it.
So last Thursday, April 7, Marian was again asked by the media about it during a press con for a beauty product she was endorsing.
According to a report by Pep.ph, the actress laughed when she heard the question.
“Hindi pa tapos? Hindi pa rin tapos?!” she said. She also added that it’s true that she doesn’t really make any comments about the issue.
“Pero ang pagkakaalam ko kasi…paano ko ba sasabihin?
“Kailan ba ‘yung Dolphy special? Two years, three years ago?
“Lumapit na siya sa akin, e. The mere fact na lumapit na siya sa akin, pinatawad ko na siya. So, wala nang dahilan sa mga isyu na ‘yan.
“Kaya nagtataka ako bakit paulit-ulit na nabubuhay.”
Marian also said that her manager, Rams David, was also a witness that she and Heart are okay. With all the great things that has been happening in her life now, she said that she does not want to dwell on negative things.
“At saka, wala talaga kayong narinig sa amin, kahit isa sa inyo. Wala talaga kayong narinig sa akin.
“Kahit na… aaminin ko na may nakapagsabi sa akin at nasaktan ako sa sinabi niya na ‘very bad’ daw ang mga fans ko, dun, nasaktan talaga ako.
“Pero still, hindi pa rin ako nag-react dun.”
Marian also stressed the importance of being sincere.
“Siguro ganito na lang, siguro sana, yung mga sinasabi niyang salita, e, tumutugma sa mga ikinikilos niya.
“Ako naman, tao lang.
“Kapag sincere ang isang tao sa akin, bakit naman hindi? Sino ba ang gustong may kaaway?
“Siyempre, lalo na ngayon na may anak ako, gusto ko na bawat yugto ng buhay niya ay positive talaga ang anak ko, at nakikita niya sa aming mga magulang na magandang ehemplo kami para sa kanya.”
Well said, Marian. And speaking of her lovely daughter Zia, the most popular baby in the Philippines is poised to endorse not just one, but seven brands!
Maran revealed that although she initially does not want her daughter to be exposed early into showbiz, she and husband Dingdong Dantes discussed thing over.
Apart from good management, one of the reasons that they agreed for Zia to be an endorser is because she is actually using the brand.
So how did Baby Zia do on her first shoot?
“Akala ko siyempre, baby, madaling mapagod, pero hindi talaga, ang ligalig niya talaga,” Marian said in an interview with Pep.ph. She also added that her daughter is a natural and was smiling all throughout the shoot.
At present, Marian is going back to work on primtime TV as Ynang Reyna in “Encantadia.” She also feels so thankful and blessed for everything that has been going on in her life.
“Sabi ko nga, hindi ko alam kung paano ko sasabihin ng magandang salita ang nangyayari sa akin ngayon.
“Pero masasabi kong sobrang literal talaga na bonus ang nangyayari sa akin na binigyan ako ng asawa at Zia sa buhay ko.
“Hindi ko sinasabing kuntento na ‘ko, pero nandito talaga ko sa stage na ang saya ng buhay ko, especially ngayong may anak na ko.
“Iba talaga kapag nanay ka, at saka proud talaga akong nanay ako. Ang sarap!”