Toni Gonzaga: I'm now in the process of healing
Posted at 09/20/2010 2:02 PM | Updated as of 09/20/2010 4:07 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Actress-television host Toni Gonzaga has no regrets that she finally admitted in public her squabble with friend and former “Entertainment Live” co-host Mariel Rodriguez.
Gonzaga, now host of “The Buzz,” said her admission is the first step toward healing, especially since "for the longest time," she had kept all her emotions bottled up inside.
“I’ve been doing that since June na tuwing may magtatanong sa akin, okay lahat. Ang hirap na pati sarili mo niloloko mo para lang wala ng ma-issue sa inyo…. Dumating ako sa point at dumating ang hangganan ko na ayoko nang sabihin na okay ako kasi hindi naman po ako okay,” she said.
Speculations abound that Gonzaga and Rodriguez’s feud began after the cancellation of "The Buzz" host's movie project with Robin Padilla.
Rumors also have it that Rodriguez had been badmouthing Gonzaga, prompting the latter to confront the “E-Live” host.
Gonzaga maintained that there is no truth to the rumors. Up until today, however, she is keeping her mouth shut with regard to what caused the misunderstanding.
She explained that she doesn’t want the issue to be blown out of proportion. She also said she doesn’t want to drag other people into the controversy.
“Para sa akin sapat na na inamin ko na nasaktan ako dahil from there I can move on from here. I can say I’m already in the process of healing,” she said.
She is not closing her doors though to a possible reconciliation with Rodriguez. She said she just needs time to heal before she can speak with Rodriguez again.
“I’ll wait for that day na magka-usap kami. Linawin namin lahat na hindi lang sa text. Kasi ang labo [kung ang] lahat ng pag-uusap namin through text,” she said.
She added: “Sana in time maging maayos at malinaw ang lahat. Si Mariel tinuring ko yang kapatid at kapamilya ko. Hindi na siguro mawawala sa akin ‘yon.”