A couple of days after doing a sexy pictorial for FHM, Cristine Reyes graced Startalk last July 7 and affirmed the good news that she and fellow sexy young actress Katrina Halili patched up their differences.
"Hindi ko na kaya ‘to, 'yung issue nating dalawa, ayusin natin," was Katrina's exact text message, according to Cristine.
Cristine and Katrina are one in saying that there's no real issue between them. Everything was just a product of malicious reports and an obvious desire by some to pit the two sexy stars against each other.
"Para sa akin, time na para ayusin na namin ito, though wala naman talaga kaming pinag-awayan. Nagkaroon lang talaga kami ng gap sa issue, sa pang-iintriga ng tao," commented Cristine.
"Sabi ko sa kanya [Katrina], willing ako makipag-ayos anytime. Pero sana mag-ayos kami hindi dahil sa napilitan lang kami para matigil ‘yung issue and ganun din naman sa kanya.
"Sa tingin ko, pareho naman ‘yung desisyon namin. I mean, pareho kaming gusto ng maayos ito, so eto, ayos na kami. Kung ano man [ang] marinig namin sa ibang tao, nadesisyunan namin na kaming dalawa na lang ang mag-aayos," she further narrated.
Cristine thinks that the entire issue started when she and Katrina posed side by side wearing a two-piece outfit in GMA Artist Center's calendar. The said pictorial probably triggered some reporters to compare the two, thus eliciting the alleged feud.
Katrina, in a separate interview, also announced that everything's fine now and admitted that she made the effort to clear things directly with Ara Mina's younger sister.
"Kahit dati naman, palagi akong lumalapit sa kanya na pasimple. Nung one time na sumasayaw kami, sabi ko sa kanya ‘Hoy, ayusin na natin ‘to. Hindi naman tayo magkaaway. Ano bang problema natin?'" Katrina told hosts Joey de Leon and Lolit Solis in a phone interview.
In Katrina's opinion, lack of direct communication between the two parties plus a lot of downbeat write-ups and quotes taken out of context aggravated the entire issue.
"Sana kapag may mga intriga ulit sa amin, kami na lang ang mag-usap. Hindi naman ako nakikipag-plastikan, totoong kaibigan niya ako. Pag may problema siya, dito lang ako," Katrina told Cristine as a parting shot.