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Vanessa Matsunaga defends Daniel amid bashing

Vanessa Matsunaga makes an appeal to Erich Gonzales amid controversial breakup with her brother Daniel

Regina Tabora
Regina Tabora

2/13/2017 in News
Vanessa Matsunaga defends Daniel amid bashing

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for former couple Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga, who only confirmed the breakup last February 9.

The real reason behind the breakup has not yet been revealed, but some have alleged that Daniel might've only "used" Erich for her money.

The bashing reached even Daniel’s sister Vanessa’s Instagram account, who has decided to speak up on the matter.

Vanessa replied to user @defiballclear2222 on Instagram last night, February 12. 

The said netizen commented, “God said love your neighbor as yourself Vanessa! Not take advantage of your brother’s girlfriend’s money. Even if you quote the Bible Vanessa it’s useless because God is all knowing. He knows what really happened. What your family do to Erich.”


For her part, Vanessa, in the comments section, maintained that they never used Erich for money.

“Daniel has integrity (his moral compass does not waver/wholeness of character - you can google if you need a better definition of the word) and he has worked hard for everything he has ever since he was 16 years old even though he did not have to. He never took advantage of Erich because really there's nothing to take advantage of. He took care of her the best way he could. My family and her family are witnesses to that,” she said.

Vanessa added, “As for my family taking advantage of Erich, well, let's just put it this way, we are in a better position, so much so that we choose to help others. I hope that answers your question and helps you judge things better.”

She also advised against judging people too quickly.

“I just like to remind you, you don't know these people, I do. Like they don't know you, therefore the question is how would you feel if someone who doesn't know you judge any matter of your life? Food for thought.”


Vanessa also commented on Erich’s Instagram account before the actress turned off commenting on her photos.

“Hi Erika, how are you? I'm really sorry to send you this message. Daniel asked our family, friends and fans to keep quiet and not fight back or even reply to any comments, but the truth is I can't keep quiet when people are invading my privacy asking us if we owe you money and saying that you were spending on us! I can't believe this is even happening. How can people even speculate about this right?”

Vanessa also brought up the interview in which she said she’d rather not talk about the details of their breakup.

“I know you answered the interview with the best of your ability, I understand it's hard to answer too many questions but I honestly wish you had addressed the money issue. You guys don't owe an explanation to anyone and I know both of you are hurting and want privacy right now,” she said.

The Brazilian-Japanese model also pleaded Erich to look back on the good times she spent with their family.

Vanessa said, “Remember, you were with us for two years, you were included in every family plan, trips, weddings. We took care of you and your family and took in consideration your preferences and watched over you. I’m not here to measure what we did for each other because this is love and it comes with it naturally.”

She further added that it hurts her to see her family being bashed.

“I'm asking you to please address this issue, people are calling us users, but you know best and you know the truth. I'm counting on your integrity, dignity and your love for our Lord Jesus,” she said.

Daniel and Erich started dating in 2015. They worked in the TV series “Two Wives” and “Be My Lady.”


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