Paolo on Wednesday, took to Instagram to address several allegations such as drug use and infidelity, which surfaced amid his and LJ’s controversial split.
He also publicly apologized to LJ and her kids, and all other people, including Lolit and entertainment columnist Cristy Fermin, who got dragged into the issue, pleading with the public to direct the criticisms at him instead.
In a column for Pilipino Star Ngayon and Pang Masa, Lolit commended Paolo for taking his time before seeking an apology from the parties concerned.
“Timing is very important sa lahat ng bagay, lalo pa sa crisis management. Hindi mo sinasalubong dapat iyon galit na one-track mind lang, na kahit ano pa gawin mo for the moment, hindi maiintindihan ng mga taong galit.
“Hintayin mo mag subside ang galit, saka ka magpaliwanag. TIMING. Iyan lagi mo tatandaan. Maganda iyon composition ng paliwanag ni Paolo Contis. Bagbag damdamin mo,” she said.
Lolit, however, questioned why Paolo has to be with Yen Santos, the actor’s co-star in the Netflix romance film A Faraway Land, while going through the controversies.
Paolo earlier confirmed that Yen was the woman whom he was spotted with in viral photos and a video, which sparked third party speculations.
The actor, however, clarified that Yen was not the cause of his breakup with LJ, and only went with him “as a friend”.
Lolit asked in her column: “Isa lang hindi ko naintindihan, iyon ng kailangan niya ng kausap dahil nga sa mga nangyayari sa kanya ngayon, bakit si Yen Santos ang tinawagan niya? Wala ba siyang kaibigan lalaki? Hindi ba kadalasan, ang gusto mo ka jamming kapwa mo lalaki dahil ito higit na mas makaka unawa sa iyo dahil pareho kayo ng gender?
She continued, “Duon lang talaga tumaas ang kilay ko, why Yen Santos, mother figure? Bff? Why her? Naku, ayoko ng complicated na issue, basta wala sa timing, at hindi kasing smooth ng pagdadala ng crisis ni Gabby Concepcion.”
Lolit earlier confirmed the breakup of her talent with LJ, saying that there was no third party involved.
She initially advised netizens not to involve Yen, explaining it’s an “open secret” in showbiz as to who is the actress’ real partner.
“Huwag ng guluhin ang issue, huwag ng magdagdag ng casting para hindi lumaki ang production cost,” she wrote on her Instagram.
Yen, on the other hand, has been mum on the issue.