Robin Padilla explains why it took some time before Mariel Rodriguez made her TV comeback.
Last June 18, Mariel returned to ABS-CBN's noontime program It's Showtime after resting for two years. Robin's wife gave birth to their daughter Maria Isabella in the United States.
"Noon pa naman, babalik naman siya talaga," disclosed Robin in an interview with ABS-CBN News yesterday, June 19.
"Naantala lang kasi nagkaroon ng malfunction yung anak namin. Naging colic yung bata and underweight."
He also explained that Mariel decided to regain her pre-pregnancy figure before making a TV comeback.
"Masyado kaming organic mag-asawa, ayaw namin ng gamot. Ang tanging gamot doon is breastfeeding lang. Ang ginawa ni Mariel, isang taon siyang nag-breastfeed. Kasama siyempre ng breastfeeding, kumain siya. Siyempre kung hindi siya kumain, walang gatas. Medyo lumaki yung asawa ko. Ayaw naman niyang bumalik sa showbiz na ganun."
Robin expressed gratitude for It's Showtime for the big role it played in their love story.
"'Yung ibang klaseng kaligayahan ng showbiz at entertainment, iba yun at nakikita ko sa kanya yun. Para na naman siyang sinag ng araw ngayon. Maraming salamat sa ABS at sa Showtime family na tinanggap nila yung asawa ko.
"Alam niyo naman na nabuo ang anak ko dahil sa Showtime."
Mariel and Robin became romantically involved after working with each other in ABS-CBN's defunct noontime program, Wowowee.
Their one-year-old daughter Isabella is now being home schooled.