Pops reveals to YES! her story behind failed marriage to Martin

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"This is what happened and one has to learn from it. You know, a little girl fell in love—head over heels—and, when certain things happened, didn't know what to do. This is the story, although it hurts. I felt angry, and betrayed, and confused. You get out of it okay, and you find a new hope in your life," Pops Fernandez said as she provides her own introduction to her tell-all interview with YES! magazine.


After Ogie Alcasid's revelation about his separation from Australian wife Michelle Van Eimeren and his true romance with Regine Velasquez in the June 2007 issue of YES! Magazine, the number one entertainment magazine comes up with another tell-all interview on its October 2007 issue.

This time, Pops Fernandez reveals to Jo-Ann Maglipon and Anna Pingol about her journey of falling in love and the mixed emotions she felt while trying to save her marriage to Martin Nievera.

In the 17-page feature on Pops, she bravely tells the root of her conflict with her former husband. The story gets deeper as Pops recalls the self-denials she was having within the 13 years of their married life and how she found out about Martin's affair with Katrina Ojeda.

"Everybody was talking about it, they just couldn't tell me. Actually, when I found out, they'd been going out for, like, a year already. They were seen in places na. There were [newspaper] articles about it na...

"After one year of them kinda seeing each other, meron akong mga moments na, I would catch him... but I was so in denial. I think it never occurred to me that he could fool around. I can take it if people called me stupid, but that's what it is," says Pops about the affair of Martin and Katrina when they were still married.

Pops also tells YES! what prompted her to finally tell her story that has been kept from the public for a very long time.

"I'm so sure he [Martin] will come up with his own version. But I know what I know. And I don't forget anything that's traumatic in my life, all the painful things. And I definitely remember all these because these are the things that almost made me want to die," says Pops.

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Meanwhile, YES! also has an exclusive interview with Martin conducted by Leah Salterio. The Concert King talks about moving on after his marriage to Pops ended. Martin narrates the struggles of living in Las Vegas as a performer. He excitedly tells how his three boys—Robin, Ram, and Santino—are getting along, and his life with partner Katrina Ojeda.

And there's more.

Before Yilmaz Bektas left for Istanbul, he granted YES! a lengthy interview to talk about the real deal of his relationship with Ruffa Gutierrez. The Turkish tycoon also talked candidly about his being a father, how he coped after the divorce announcement, and what he intends to do to win his family back.

On a separate note, YES! also gets into the minimalist-style home of broadcaster Karen Davila. Get intimate with Karen as she talks about family life as well.

Get the October 2007 issue of YES! Magazine in leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.


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