Mariel Rodriguez denies rumored rivalry with LJ Moreno and Danica Sotto

by Rachelle Siazon
Jun 3, 2015
Mariel Rodriguez (middle) on Happy Wife, Happy Life co-hosts LJ Moreno (left) and Danica Sotto: “Alam mo, nakakatuwa yung mga co-hosts ko kasi wala silang insecurities. Yun ang napapansin ko sa amin. Settled [kaming lahat]."


Mariel Rodriguez refuted rumored rivalry with Happy Wife, Happy Life co-hosts LJ Moreno and Danica Sotto.

At the recent presscon of Happy Truck Ng Bayan, Mariel was asked to react to an entertainment editor’s feedback that her onscreen presence overshadows that of her other co-hosts on TV5’s lifestyle show for moms.

To which Mariel replied, “Hindi kami nagpapatalbugan.

“It’s not that kind of show. It’s a wholesome show talaga na maganda.”

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the media, Mariel further clarified that she’s on good terms with LJ and Danica.

“Alam mo, nakakatuwa yung mga co-hosts ko kasi wala silang insecurities.

“Yun ang napapansin ko sa amin.

“Settled [kaming lahat].

“Hindi yung, ‘Ay, mas sexy sa akin si ganito.’ Hindi sila ganun.”

Mariel chalked it up to the fact that all three of them are happy and content with their respective married lives.

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The 30-year-old TV host also gave credit to the production team behind Happy Wife, Happy Life for coming up with good concepts for the show.

“Ako mismo bilang tao natuto from it, what more yung viewers.

“And this is because ang galing ng segment producers namin.

“Ang galing ng researchers namin.

“Super akong happy sa show na yun,” Mariel stated.

The TV5 star even agreed to extend her hosting stint even if it means she had to work on more advanced episodes for the show.

As it is, she’s scheduled to fly to Spain with husband Robin Padilla for a much-needed vacation starting June 15.

“Pumayag siya,” she said when asked about Robin’s reaction to her workload.

Recalling one of her unforgettable experiences in the show, Mariel enthusiastically narrated that she had an unexpected immersion in sifting through garbage in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

“Kaya nga in-extend ko kasi I’m really liking the show.

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“Kahit anong ipagawa nila sa akin nung isang araw pinagkalakal nila ako.

“Nagulat ako talaga na mangangalakal ako.

“Hindi ko rin alam [na dun pala ang taping namin].

“Nakalugay yung buhok ko.

“[At first] nandun kami sa barangay. ‘Ay, wow, barangay, puwedeng maglugay.

“Yun pala mangangalakal pala ako.

“Oo, ginawa ko,” Mariel beamed.

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Mariel Rodriguez (middle) on Happy Wife, Happy Life co-hosts LJ Moreno (left) and Danica Sotto: “Alam mo, nakakatuwa yung mga co-hosts ko kasi wala silang insecurities. Yun ang napapansin ko sa amin. Settled [kaming lahat]."
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