Veteran actor Rey "PJ" Abellana, the father of Carla Abellana, has withdrawn his earlier statement that his son-in-law Tom Rodriguez had an affair through a one-night stand.
In a recent interview with GMA News, Rey said Tom spoke to him explaining his side, and how he distanced himself from the accusation.
“At first, nalaman ni Carla na may issue na one-night stand na involved si Tom. Si Tom naman [was] already able to explain kay Carla na wala naman din pong katotohanan ito at naiwasan naman din niya na mangyari iyon,” said Rey.
“Wala pong natuloy na one-night stand according to Tom's side naman," he clarified. "’Yun po ang scenario sa issue roon sa one-night stand."
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The veteran actor also recalled how his conversation with Tom went, saying how the latter repeatedly told him he badly wanted to get back with his wife.
“When he came over to talk to me and explain his side, he would cry along with his explanations and everything and he keeps on saying na, he wants his wife back."
“He wants Carla back. [He] loves Carla very much that's why they settled down,” he stressed.
Rey also mentioned how Carla was very upset with the way her father handled his recent interview with Cristy Fermin.
It can be remembered that in Cristy's interview, Rey pointed out a number of things about the couple's “breakup." First, was the one-night stand issue, which Rey just retracted; second, was how he believes Tom is not gay; and third, was how he emphatized with Tom's alleged infidelity.
“She was mad. She was questioning me, why it came up that way. Of course, I explained it to her right away and after explaining my side, hindi na din naman siya nag-message ulit," he recalled.
Rumors about the couple's alleged split first circulated late January of this year after they unfollowed each other on Instagram. They also shared several cryptic posts, which only fueled the separation rumors.
Carla has yet to speak about the issue as of writing.
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