GMA Films and Regal Entertainment issued a statement to the press to address the rumored rift between two of the stars of Temptation Island—Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista.
In the statement sent to PEP through e-mail earlier tonight, June 23, the two film outfits have acknowledged that there was a "recent incident" involving the two Kapuso stars.
This incident, the statement said, "caused stress to both Marian and Heart, and Heart made this known to her parents."
The production team, it said, "intervened and was able to handle the situation" and the two actresses "tried to put the issue behind them."
GMA Films and Regal assure fans "this minor incident did not in any way affect the shooting of Temptation Island."
They also request the supporters and followers of Marian and Heart "to put a closure to this episode."
In this connection, Marian already said her piece about the issue at the presscon of Temptation Island earlier today, June 23. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Heart, on the other hand, defended her mother, Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco, through her Twitter account.
Here is the complete statement of GMA Films and Regal Entertainment:
"GMA Films and Regal Entertainment acknowledge that there was a recent incident involving Marian Rivera and Heart Evangelista that happened during the shooting of Temptation Island in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. This unfortunate matter caused stress to both Marian and Heart and Heart made this known to her parents.
"However, the production team intervened and was able to handle the situation. Both Marian and Heart tried to put the issue behind them.
"The producers would like to assure the fans that this minor incident did not in any way affect the shooting of Temptation Island and also request all their supporters and followers to put a closure to this episode.
"We are excited for the showing of the movie and we encourage all the fans and moviegoers to watch the film on July 6."