The mayhem of showbiz marital woes in 2013
As in years past, showbiz was not lacking in squabbles, with some ending in courtroom drama. Here are 2013’s star-powered feuds that became fodder for headlines:
The Barretto feud that involves Claudine, Gretchen and Marjorie is likely the nosiest hullabaloo this year, made louder with the ruckus that is Claudine’s marriage to Raymart Santiago down the line (and the drain).
What started as “konting tampuhan” between them, at least according to Raymart, escalated to several cases filed against each other, based on such allegations as physical abuse all the way to invasion of privacy via wire-tapping. It’s a long, long marital battle likely to end in annulment.
A month after exchanging I do’s in Las Vegas, Ai Ai delas Alas broke up with husband Jed Salang on May 2, which the comedienne herself confirmed in her heart-wrenching, emotional interview on “The Buzz,” May 19.
She alleged to have suffered physical maltreatment in his hands.
“Hinahagis ako sa kama, sampalan, bunuan. Nu’ng araw na ‘yon, kasi parang feeling ko ‘yung time na hinila niya ‘ko sa sahig at kinaladkad niya ‘ko, do’n ko na-realize na hindi ko na ‘to kaya,” Ai Ai said.
The comedienne has sought a protection order followed by a formal complaint against Jed for allegedly violating the R. A. 9262.
Jed has yet to air his side of the story to media. However, he has scored Ai Ai for granting media interviews that he deemed a violation of the gag order issued by the court.
“’Yung sinasabi ni Kris na rapist ako or ano pang nakalagay diyan, hindi naman, hindi naman… Walang katotohanan naman ’yan,” said James Yap last March 2o in addressing the petition filed by his ex-wife, Kris Aquino, for a TPO, that was granted on March 15.
And what exactly was James refuting? His alleged sexual advances towards Kris that were done in front of their supposed traumatized son, Bimby, during his visit on Dec. 3, 2012, almost a year after their civil marriage was officially over.
The Queen of All Media granted interviews on the matter to several news programs. “Sinasabi niya (James) na I was making faces, na umarte lang ako, para mapaniwala ko si Bimby na sinasaktan ako. Ito lang, matalino ang anak ko. Alam niya kung ano ang totoo,” the actress said in one of them.
These days, James can’t go near Kris but he can – and does – see his son, Bimby.
Cesar Montano’s alleged romantic affair with one of his film co-stars was supposedly the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Sunshine Cruz, along with their three daughters, moved out of her conjugal home with Cesar. Later, an incident involving the children, prompted her to sue him for alleged violation of R. A. 9262, owing to a supposed rape incident that happened on Mother’s Day, May 12. He called the accusation “preposterous.”
“Hindi ko na nakita ang mga anak ko. Hindi ko alam kung bakit ganoon. That’s why I decided to do this already. I just want to see my children and yung karapatan ko bilang babae, masyado na tayong natatapakan,” Sunshine said in explaining her legal move against Cesar.
Through his lawyer, Atty. Joel Ferrer, the actor stressed that the children wanted to stay with him.