“Nagbagong buhay na kami,” says Ethel Booba about her recent reconciliation with boyfriend Alex Crisano.

 

Photo: Noel Orsal


Mrs. Emy Gabison, the mother of comedienne-TV host Ethel Booba, was accused of slapping her daughter at Guilly's Island Bar and Grill in Quezon City recently. The incident was reportedly caused by the reconciliation of Ethel and former cager Alex Crisano, which Mrs. Gabison allegedly could not accept.

However, in a phone interview with ABS-CBN News last March 4, Mrs. Gabison denied the incident. She said, "Tinapik ko lang ng konti, pero biro lang 'yan na parang totoo."

On the other hand, Ethel and Alex have a different version of the story. In a recent interview with showbiz columnist Ogie Diaz in Umagang Kay Ganda which was also aired on The Buzz yesterday, March 23, Ethel narrated: "Kasama ko ang mama ko nung nasa Guilly's ako. 'Tapos hinihila niya ako dahil nag-goodbye kiss si Alex nun sa isang bar. Kahit mga friends ko hindi nila alam na nagkaroon ulit kami ng mutual [relationship] ni Alex.

"'Tapos pagka-goodbye kiss, hindi na natanggal yung lips, so hinatak niya [Mrs. Gabison] ko nang ganun, hinatak niya ako. Pagkahatak niya sa akin, yun, nasaktan lang ako ng konti."

In a separate taped interview, Mrs. Gabison answered Ethel's claims, "Bale tinapik ko siyang ganun, 'tapos sabi ko, ‘Hoy, ano ba 'yang ginagawa ninyo diyan? Nakakahiya kayo!' sabi kong ganun. E, si ano [Ethel] naman ang may problema dahil may girl nga si Alex noon na kasama."

Alex, meanwhile, told The Buzz what could have prompted Mrs. Gabison's actions. "She didn't like what was going on. Certainly, I see her. I see her... She slapped her and then she kinda like caught me a little bit. And then, she smacked her daughter. She just smacked and then she kinda caught me a little bit. And then, I got kinda like said, ‘Mama, huwag naman diyan. Don't do that to me,'" he narrated.

The couple admitted that Ethel's mom apologized to them.

The Buzz asked Mrs. Gabison if she will be able to accept Alex as her daughter's boyfriend again. Ethel's mother replied, "Bahala na kung kelan ko tatanggapin. Naghingi na nga siya ng sorry sa akin, e... Sa takdang panahon."

LEARNING FROM MISTAKES. Ethel and Alex revealed that they have made some mistakes and have learned from their on and off relationship.

Alex said, "Now, it's about time that we both know what's right and what's wrong in our lives and our careers. We respect each other now. If we love each other, we'll keep it to ourselves."

Ethel, for her part, believes that they should have more patience for each other. She explained, "Kasi yung dati, konting ano lang hiwalay agad, break na agad, di ba? Kasi marami talagang babae noon, nagpupunta pa ng bahay, talagang tumatawag pa sa akin, sa akin pa. So ngayon, patience."