Aiko Melendez looked back on the day she got her “freedom” from ex-husband Jomari Yllana which happened to be on Independence Day in 2003.
The 44-year-old actress in a Facebook post on Friday recalled how happy she was upon knowing that she was finally getting annulled from the actor 17 years ago.
Aiko remembered phoning Ogie Diaz, saying, “Mader independent na ako sa independence day.”
“Sabi nya gaga anong independent. Sabi ko single na ako! Annulled na po ako! Sabay kami nag iyakan sa telepono,” narrated Aiko.
Aiko said getting annulment from Jomari had her feeling “mixed emotions but more of a relief.”
“I was happy that I was vindicated and I am finally free from all the heartaches, all the hardships,” she wrote.
Aiko continued, “But I still would want to thank him despite all those, after 21 years kasi he gave me a wonderful son.”
Budding actor Andre Yllana, Aiko’s son with Jomari, is now 21 years old.
Aside from expressing her thanks, Aiko also took a jab at Jomari’s failed financial support for their son.
“Thank you! Sa 21 yrs na malaya ako. Kahit sa 21 (years) na ‘yun di tayo nag-uusap Jose. Salamat kasi di mapapantayan ng ano mang sustento ang regalo na di mo man nabigay lagi ke Andre. Na bibihira ako bigyan ng sakit ng ulo. Napakabuti ng anak ko. No tantamount of money can compare to that.
“So thank you. And thank you also You made me soar high after that annulment! Happy Independence Day to all ❤️,” she ended.