Marjorie Barretto has spoken following the trending one-on-one interview of her former husband Dennis Padilla and their daughter Julia Barretto.
Speaking to Toni Gonzaga on the latest episode of her "Toni Talks," the actress was asked how she felt regarding the father and daughter's intimate conversation that went viral.
“First, I’m happy that they’re in that kind of relationship already,” she said.
Marjorie then shared how she never thought that the day would come where the comedian would finally own up to his shortcomings — which eventually led to their separation.
“He and I have been separated for more than 14 years. I never thought the day would come that he would say na may kasalanan din siya sa breakdown ng marriage namin. He said na it was his temper, it was his anger,” she said.
“I was with him for such a long time. I know I was a good wife. I know I was there in more downs than ups. I know that I forgave him over and over again, so I was wondering why he didn’t remember me as a good wife, or why wasn’t he spending that much time with his kids."
According to Marjorie, people misjudged her for a time thinking it was her who encouraged her children Julia, Claudia, and Leon, to hate on their father.
"People misjudged me, thinking na I was encouraging my kids not to have a good relationship with their father. As a matter of fact, even Dennis thought for a long time that I was the one preventing him from seeing my kids. No, eh. I want my kids to have peace with both parents kasi I don’t want them to harbor hatred kasi mabigat 'yun, lalo na kung magulang mo yung kaaway mo,” she explained.
Marjorie then acknowledged that everything is in the past now and that she wishes all the best for her ex-husband.
“I would like for him to continue his new journey as a less angry person. Para ma-enjoy na niya the remaining years of his life, na he’s part of all of his children’s life," she enthused.
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