In the October issue of YES! Magazine, it was reported that Sarah Geronimo’s mom, who is more known as Mommy Divine, had fired the Pop Princess’ longtime stylist Eric Pe Benito and her makeup artist Jing Monis because they supposedly sided with actor Gerald Anderson, who had courted Sarah for a few months.
Sarah had defended her mother, saying that the issue was just a misunderstanding that was blown out of proportion. However, Gerald refused to divulge information when he was interviewed on the Sunday talk show The Buzz about the issue.
“Ayaw ko na pong pag-usapan iyon kasi ayon, lumabas naman,” he was quoted as saying in an article on ABS-CBNNews.com. “Nasa inyo na ho iyon, sa mga nakabasa noon. Kumbaga huwag na ho nating pahabain pa. Tama na ho, ayaw ko na hong pag-usapan pa... There’s no reason para pag-usapan pa iyon (I don’t want to talk about it anymore because I didn’t want it to be a big deal again. It’s up to you, and to those who read it. Let’s not stretch this issue further. Let’s stop this, I don’t want to talk about it anymore… there’s no reason to discuss it.).”
However, entertainment writer Ogie Diaz, who had revealed the information to the magazine, said that he only shared what he knew because he was concerned for Sarah’s well-being.
“Kaya ko ito ginagawa, ang pagmamalasakit kay Sarah Geronimo, hindi para manira ng nanay kasi magulang din naman ako. Gusto ko naman bigyan din ng kalayaan ni mommy si Sarah Geronimo,” he was quoted as saying in a separate article. “Alam ko namang hindi ako ang nanay ni Sarah Geronimo, pero siguro hindi naman sasayangin ni Sarah Geronimo kung pagtitiwalaan siya ng nanay niya eh (I’m doing this for the sake of Sarah Geronimo and not to destroy her mom’s reputation as I’m also a parent. I want Sarah Geronimo’s mommy to give her freedom. I know I’m not the mother of Sarah Geronimo, but I think Sarah Geronimo won’t waste her mom’s trust.)."
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