Alex Gonzaga has made a public apology over the cake-smearing issue, saying that it has taught her a “hard and important lesson” about “humility, kindness and better judgment.”
The TV host-actress and vlogger publicly commented on the issue via the Facebook post of her husband, Mikee Morada, who said that his wife had made a mistake.
He said, “Catherine (Alex’s real name), masakit at mahirap na lesson ito pero ang mahalaga ay ginawa mo ang dapat mong gawin at inako mo ang iyong pagkakamali.”
He assured his wife that amid the backlash, she will always have his love and support.
“Patuloy man ang mga masasasbing hindi maganda patungkol sa iyo, at sa atin, ay nandito ako para sa iyo Pero may awa ang Panginoon, dadating ang oras maghihilom din ang lahat. I love you,” he wrote.
Alex in response said, “I learned a hard and important lesson. I am truly sorry for the pain and embarassment that this caused our family.
“Always I am most thankful for you. You help me become a better person each day.”
Alex separately released a public apology addressed to the waiter and her family on her official Facebook page.
“On my birthday, God taught me a hard and important lesson. Humility, kindness and better judgment,” read Alex’s statement.
“I am truly sorry, Kuya Allan.
“To my family, I am sorry for causing you pain and embarrassment. I will rise from this a wiser and better person.”
Earlier, the waiter in the viral video from Alex Gonzaga’s birthday party said the actress-vlogger has already apologized for smearing cake icing on his face.
News5’s MJ Marfori on Wednesday, posted photos showing Alex speaking to the waiter named Allan Crisostomo, and the latter’s handwritten note talking about the incident.
In the letter, Allan related that Alex personally went to his workplace to apologize for her actions in the video that recently drew flak online.
“Last January 17, 2023 around 6:30 PM nasa work po ako. Pumunta po si Ma’am Alex kung saan po ako nagwowork,” read Crisostomo’s letter.
“Then nag apologize and nagsorry siya saken tapos konting kwentuhan at sinabi ko po sa kanya na ok na po yung nangyari. Ok na po kami,” he added.
Earlier, a member from the actress’ camp addressed the matter after netizens slammed the actress-vlogger online for her “rude”, “disrespectful”, and “insensitive” act towards the waiter.
Peter Ledesma, columnist and longtime publicist friend of the Gonzaga family, relayed to News5 that the waiter in the video, named Allan, is a friend of theirs from a catering service they usually tap for their family occasions.
“This Allan, one of the waiters of Florabel Resto and Catering Service in Valle Verde Pasig, is a friend of Mommy Pinty Gonzaga and Soriano family. Kaya majority of the event of Gonzaga and Soriano family ay sila ang kinukuha ni Mommy Pinty na mag-cater ng food and beverages,” Ledesma said in a statement.
“Itong si Allan ay laging kabiruan [nina] Mommy Pinty and Alex, at [siya] ang parating nagse-serve sa kanila. Kaya tuwing nagkikita ay binabati agad ni Allan ang mag-mommy, magiliw ito sa kanila,” Ledesma furthered.
Ledesma also stressed that Alex the waiter is used to Alex’s antics and would not do such an act to someone she doesn’t know.
“Hindi naman magagawa ni Alex, ang magbiro at magpunas ng cake, kung [hindi] sila magkakilala ng said waiter, na sanay na sa pagiging mapagbiro at kikay ni Alex. This is the side of Mommy Pinty na higit na nakakaalam ng istorya ng anak,” said Ledesma.
The statement also dismissed speculations that Alex was drunk in the said video.