Marian Rivera won’t comment on Heart Evangelista's allegations "for the sake of peace," Heart’s mom denies yelling at Marian
(SPOT.ph) Actress Marian Rivera decided not to say anything about Heart Evangelista's press conference yesterday, July 21, where the latter revealed her side of the story, reports PEP.ph. In a statement, Rivera's manager Popoy Caritativo said, "She chooses peace" because it is the "better option."
"I have spoken with Marian earlier and we have decided that for the sake of peace and out of respect (for) GMA, she will no longer speak about this incident so that the issue can be put to rest," Caritativo said in a text message sent to PEP.ph last night. He added that although Rivera is finding it difficult to keep silent, she has moved on from the issue.
Previous reports showed that Rivera first spoke about her rift with Evangelista during the Temptation Island press conference held last June 23. Evangelista was vacationing in Brazil at that time. According to reports, the fight between the two GMA stars apparently blew up at the airport last month when the Temptation Island cast returned from shooting in Ilocos. Evangelista's mother, Cecile Ongpauco, allegedly accompanied by five (15 in other reports) bodyguards, reportedly yelled at Rivera to stay away from her daughter.
Ongpauco and Evangelista, however, denied the allegations. In separate interviews, both mother and daughter said that two airport personnel escorted Ongpauco into the airport terminal but only because visitors were not allowed inside. According to Ongpauco and Evangelista, there was no interaction between Ongpauco and Rivera. Ongpauco believes that the truth will eventually come out. To Rivera, Ongpauco has this to say: "God bless. Sana ingat lang ang pagsasalita sa ibang kapwa (Just be careful about what you say about others)."
GMA-7 has also released a statement about the Rivera-Evangelista feud. "The issue between Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista is a personal one. Though it happened during the shooting of Temptation Island, both actresses were advised by the producers of the movie (GMA Films and Regal Entertainment) to put this unpleasant issue to rest."
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Heart Evangelista airs her side in GMA’s 24 Oras.