MANILA — Actor Jake Cuenca finally revealed why he walked out of a taping of “Gandang Gabi Vice.”
Cuenca was supposed to promote his upcoming show, “Passion de Amor,” but he walked out of the show before he even stepped out on the stage.
“Nagulat ako. Siyempre bago tinawag ang mga pangalan namin, pagsilip ko sa pintuan, nakita ko ‘yung ex ko. Nandoon kasi lahat ng candidates ng Miss Earth. I just didn’t want to put my ex-girlfriend in that situation,” he said.
(I was surprised. I peeped into the door before our names were called and I saw my ex-girlfriend. All the candidates of Miss Earth were there. I just didn’t want to put my ex-grilfriend in that situation.)
Cuenca was referring to Chanel Olive Thomas, a Filipino-Australian model who is one of the candidates in this year’s Ms. Philippines-Earth pageant.
“Hindi sa hindi ko kaya [na nandoon siya]. Naging gentleman lang ako na ayaw ko ilagay sa alanganin ‘yung tao, lalo na moment niya ngayon na mag Miss Earth,” the actor added.
(It’s not that I couldn’t take her presence. I just had to be a gentleman because I don’t want to put her in an awkward moment. It’s her moment.)
Cuenca added that he also apologized to Vice after what happened.
“Nag-apologize ako kay Vice. Wala namang harm done kasi alam niya kung bakit ko ginawa ‘yun. At the end of the day, nakatulog ako ng maayos kasi I did what a gentleman should have done in that situation,” he said.
(I apologized to Vice. There’s no harm done because he knows why I did that. At the end of the day, I was able to sleep because I did what a gentleman should have done in that situation.)