Carmina Villaroel no longer feels awkward when her show does a feature about her former husband, Rustom Padilla, who is now more known as BB Gandanghari after he came out of the closet in 2006.
“Pero ngayon, nung napapanood ko, parang hindi na. Wala ng parang. Hindi na,” she said.
This comes after the talk show aired an interview of action star Robin Padilla talking about how he mended ties with Gandanghari.
“Okay naman na. Kung ano ‘yung nangyari, tapos na iyon. Hindi ko lang alam if kaya ko na bang harapin. Pero nung pinapanood ko, parang wala lang,” Villaroel added.
The TV host said time indeed helped her move on from the past. “Parang after a while, wala na tapos na. Ang tagal tagal na. Madami pang importanteng bagay na dapat pagtuunan ng pansin,” she said.
Villaroel and Gandanghari tied the knot in 1994, but separated in 1996. Their marriage was annulled in 2002.
Meanwhile, Villaroel only has one condition before she agrees to do a one-on-one interview with Gandanghari in the future.
“Siguro mangyayari ‘yun pero gusto ko sana magkita kami na wala munang camera. Gusto ko muna makita, gusto ko talaga siya pagmasdan. Ang dating sa akin, iba talaga siyang tao na. Parang wala na ‘yung Rustom. Different person,” she said.
Villaroel also thinks she and Gandanghari can get along well.
“Feeling ko okay kaming dalawa, jive kami. Mahirap kasi magsalita. So kapag nangyari na lang, ‘yun na,” she said.
Villaroel is now married to actor-host Zoren Legaspi, her partner of 14 years. They have two children. (MNS)