Ellen Adarna and John Lloyd Diaz may have not ended up together, but at least their relationship has left them both joy in the form of their son Elias.
But according to Ogie Diaz, things might have turned out differently if he had not teased the two on the set of their sit-com “Home Sweetie Home”.
In an exclusive interview with PEP, the showbiz reporter/comedian recalled how their conversation went.
“May kasalanan kasi ako diyan, eh,” he began. "Kasi sa ‘Home Sweetie Home’, tinanong ko si JL, 30-plus na siya kasi. 'Wala ka pang anak,' sabi ko.”
And John Lloyd replied to that with, "'Oo nga, eh. ‘Yung mommy ko nga sabi niya bago man lang siya mawala sa mundo, sana makita niya yung apo niya sa akin.' Sabi ko, 'Oh, uso naman ngayon ‘di kasal, eh.’”
Then the award-winning actor told Ogie, “’Okay lang. Pero wala pa, eh.’”
Ogie, who was sitting next to Ellen at that moment, said, “'Elena, ilang taon ka na rin, ano? Ayaw mo pa magkaroon ng anak?'"
She answered, “’Ay, gusto ko na nga rin, eh. Gusto ko nga kahit walang asawa, okay lang.’”
"Bumaling ako kay John Lloyd. 'Oy, Lloydie! Si Elena pala gusto magkaanak kahit walang asawa.' Ayun na," Ogie continued. "Kaya nung nag-taping kami sa Baguio, hala, sobrang sweet na nung dalawa.”
"Ayun na. The rest is history,” he added.
Ogie, however, clarified that he doesn’t actually believe this was what brought John Lloyd and Ellen together, but instead, it was destiny.
“Nakaguhit sa palad nila iyan,” he said. “’Tsaka hindi naman sila nagkagustuhan dahil sa akin. Siguro nagkaroon lang ng idea."
John Lloyd and Ellen became parents to Elias in 2016. The following year they ended their relationship, but agreed to “co-parenting”.
She is now engaged to John Lloyd’s “One More Chance” co-star Derek Ramsay.
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