BY ALEXA BASA
Veteran action star Robin Padilla confirmed that his daughter Kylie and husband Aljur Abrenica have broken up.
Robin said that the first thing he did upon learning about the marital problems was asking his daughter if Aljur had hurt her physically. Kylie said no and that she was the one who decided to call it quits.
“‘Yon ang unang tanong (ko). Doon lang naman tayo papasok kapag nasaktan ang anak mo,” he said in an interview with celebrity vlogger Ogie Diaz uploaded on July 7, where he also called his son-in-law a good man.
Robin said he was hurt, but he cannot do anything, emphasizing: “Nasa away ng mag-asawa ‘yon eh.”
Break-up rumors circulated after Kylie’s cryptic posts via her Instagram stories in February.
Robin added that he would not intervene between the two because he does not want them to reconcile by force.
“Walang pwedeng umayos niyan kundi ‘yung dalawa kasi makikialam tayo, pipilitin natin ‘yung dalawa. Magsasama ngayon ‘yung dalawa dahil sa atin,” he said.
Asked if there is a third party, Robin said, “Meron daw.”
He said he understands Aljur because he was in the same situation many times before.
“Kaya lang, hindi na uso mga martir ngayon. Tanggapin natin, wala na tayo dun. Kasi yun ang unang-unang sinabi ko kay Kylie nung nag-usap kami. ‘Lalaki iyang asawa mo. Pasalamat ka nga, anak mo, lalaki.’
“Eh wala, hindi raw niya kaya. OK.”
Robin claimed that cheating is natural among men because of temptations.
“Kasi sa panahon ngayon, ‘wag tayong maglokohan. Panahon ngayon, ‘di ako naniniwala na merong lalaki na makakatanggi sa tukso,” he said.
When Aljur was calling him for help, Robin only sent a message requesting to stop exposing their problems on social media because it is “nakakahiya.” He said it because his grandchildren will see the posts when they come of age.
Asked if Aljur sought forgiveness from him, he said his son-in-law did not and even called it “baduy.”
Robin believes that there is still love between his daughter and Aljur and is hopeful that the two will reconcile for the sake of their sons, Alas Joaquin and Axl Romeo.
“Sana kasi para sa mga bata, sa mga anak nila. At sana ‘wag naman nila patagalin kung magbabalikan naman sila, eh ka’gad kasi ‘pag tumagal ‘yan, masyado ng maraming mangyayari,” he explained.
Kylie and Aljur tied the knot in December 2018 after getting engaged in 2017.
Watch the confirmation at the 18:10 mark: