Marian Rivera and Bela Padilla's bathroom confrontation in Endless Love
In August 2010, news reports surfaced about growing tension between Marian Rivera and Bela Padilla on the set of their teleserye, Endless Love.
According to reports, which started as blind items in tabloids, Marian got mad at Bela for putting her breasts close to Dingdong Dantes when the latter had to embrace him in some of their scenes.
Dingdong is Marian's real-life boyfriend (now husband) while Bela played Dingdong's girlfriend in Endless Love.
In an August 31 interview with Bela, she said that she's just doing what is being asked of her by the directors of the show, Andoy Ranay and Mac Alejandre.
Bela even remarked, "Minsan nga kapag nakikita nilang parang naaalangan ako, sinasabi nilang yakapin ko si Dingdong."
In this interview, Bela also denied reports that Marian hurt her on the set.
Days after the interview, on September 10, Bela's former manager Claire dela Fuente revealed in an exclusive interview with PEP.ph that something happened between Bela and Marian on the set of Endless Love.
According to Claire, several incidents already happened on the set where Marian allegedly bullied Bela while taping their scenes.
One such incident was when Bela shot her love scene with Dingdong.
After the scene, Marian confronted Bela inside a restroom.
Claire narrated, "Pinaalis daw lahat ng tao, pagkatapos ni-lock daw ang pinto. Pagka-lock ng pinto, natulak na siya [Bela], hanggang she was put into a corner.
"Siguro, mga ilang inches lang daw kay Marian. At ang mukha ni Marian ay dikit na dikit sa mukha niya. She was put, I think, at the sink, in between the sink and Marian.
"Ganun na daw, na hindi na siya makaalis talaga. At nakaliyad na raw siya, nilalayo na raw niya talaga ang face niya, dahil talagang akala niya sasaktan siya ni Marian at that time, e.
"Dinuduru-duro daw siya, at ang sabi raw sa kanya, 'Ang landi-landi mo! Ang pangit-pangit mo! Kahit kailan, huwag mong iiisipin na mai-insecure ako sa 'yo! Hindi ka magugustuhan ni Dingdong kasi diring-diri 'yan kapag may eksena kayo!'"
"'Huwag ka nang magpapakita kahit kailan sa set!' ganun daw ang sabi ni Marian sa kanya. 'Huwag ka nang babalik dito!'