(SPOT.ph) At the Manila airport on June 13, actress Heart Evangelista's mother, Cecile Ongpauco, allegedly yelled at fellow actress Marian Rivera, and said "Stay away from my daughter," reports PEP.ph. The pair had just arrived from Paoay, Ilocos Norte, where they filmed the final scenes of Temptation Island, a movie both actresses are starring in. According to the report, Rivera had only approached Evangelista to say good-bye.
Prior to the scene at the airport, rumors of a rift between the two GMA-7 stars had been circulating. However, Evangelista dismissed the issue in her Twitter account last June 11. "Let's not make a big fuss. Marian and I are okay. Showbiz is showbiz so, Heartworld, ’wag na tayo mag-away-away," she tweeted, calling on her fans to stop affronting Rivera.
According to PEP.ph, the issue began when Evangelista's boyfriend, Daniel Matsunaga, mentioned in an interview that he wanted to be involved in a project with Rivera. Likewise, Evangelista reportedly expressed excitement over her new partnership with Dingdong Dantes, Rivera's beau.
The initial rift, however, was cleared up quickly, reports PEP.ph, only to be aggravated again by Evangelista's mother. According to PEP.ph's sources, Ongpauco even brought a set of bodyguards to "protect" her daughter. Rivera fans were outraged at this gesture, saying that Rivera was made to look like a criminal.
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