Inah Estrada speaks up on mom Janice and Gerald rumors

By , on May 15, 2015


Inah Estrada (Photo from Inah's official Instagram account)
Inah Estrada (Photo from Inah’s official Instagram account)

MANILA – After Kapamilya actor Gerald Anderson’s split with co-star Maja Salvador, Janice de Belen was rumored to be romantically linked to the actor. To this, Janice’ daughter, Inah Estrada, only continued to dismiss speculations but admitted that she was affected by them.

Janice played the role of Gerald’s mother in their former teleserye together, “Budoy.”

“Siyempre, naapektuhan ako. But at the end of the day, wala naman kasi talagang katotohanan. So, might as well just brush it off. If I look into it more, it will get bigger lang. So, masasabi ko lang lagi, it’s not true,” Inah said in a press conference.

(Of course I’m affected. But at the end of the day, there really is no truth to it. So, might as well just brush it off. If I look into it more, it will only get bigger. So, what I can say is, it’s not true.)

Inah, however, admitted that her mom and Gerald were indeed close friends.

“Mabait naman talaga siya. (He’s really good.) They don’t talk that much anymore,” Inah said.

She also pointed out that she and her siblings would be the first ones to know if there was someone courting their mother.

“My mom has gone through so much. And ayaw ko kasing masaktan ulit ang mom ko. So that’s what me and my siblings would like to avoid. As much as possible, if someone is going to court her, magba-background check talaga muna kami,” she said.

(My mom has gone through so much. And I don’t want my mom to get hurt again. So that’s what me and my siblings would like to avoid. As much as possible, if someone is going to court her, we will first do background check.)

When asked what her thoughts were should a younger guy court her mother, Inah seemed to not have any problem with the matter.

“If, for example, this guy or someone younger can make her happy and treat her well, why not? But it also depends, if may mangliligaw sa nanay ko, he has to go through all of us first. May screening talaga. Kung magkakaroon siya ng boyfriend, mai-screen muna siya,” she said.

(If, for example, this guy or someone younger can make her happy and treat her well, why not? But it also depends, if someone is going to court my mom, he has to go through all of us first. There really is a screening. If she will have a boyfriend, he will be screened first.)

Inah starred in ABS-CBN’s Wansapanataym and TV 5’s Wattpad Presents. She will soon be seen in TV 5’s new teleserye Baker King, portraying the role of Eunice.

Meanwhile, both Gerald and Maja clarified that Janice was not the cause of their break up. The previous couple, however, still had not shared the reason why they separated.