Dennis Trillo finally comes clean.
With everyone waiting with batedbreath, the matinee idol finally admitted that he is indeed the father of beauty queenCarlene Aguilar's newly born baby boy named Calex Andrea.
In a taped interview with ShowbizCentral aired yesterday, September 30, the young actor first explained that allof his previous denials were in compliance with Carlene's wish to be sparedfrom intrigue.
"Nung bago pa umalis [for the U.S.] si Carlene, meron kaming kasunduan. Nag-request siya sa akin na gusto niyang manahimik. As much as possible, ayawniyang mabanggit 'yong pangalan niya sa kahit anong interviews. Kaya 'yon yung mgaginagawa ko ‘pag in-interview ako bilang respect dahil nagpunta siya ng Amerika para manahimik," explained the Zaido leadstar.
Carleneleft the country early this year.Her departure took place quietly until GMA-7's entertainment reporter LharSantiago accidentally caught sight of Carlene in Los Angeles,California.
Seeing a familiar face is notunusual given the number of Filipinos living around the area. But there'ssomething interesting in Carlene's case as relayed by Lhar at the time: the publicity-shy beauty queen was pregnant.
BABY HO. Although rumors abound that Carlene's pregnancy wascourtesy of Dennis, both parties mutually denied the allegations and even gavethe impression that they're no longer an item.
The baby's discovered surnamewould eventually contradict all these claims. Carlenegave birth last September 22 to a healthy baby boy, with the infant bearing thesurname Ho. Dennis real name is Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho.
"Tingin ko nararapat lang din nagamitin 'yong apelyido ko dahil baby ko naman 'yon," Dennis asserted.
As far as fulfilling his fatherlyduties, the young actor said: "Wala namang problema 'yon, e. Kasi tatanggapin konaman 'yon nang buong-buo and responsibility ko 'yon bilang ama.
"Kung ano man 'yong suporta nakailangan niya, wala namang problema sa akin dahil binata naman ako, nasa tamangedad. And kung ano mang responsibilidad na nandiyan, wala akong balak talikuran'yan. Siyempre, haharapin ko lahat ‘yan."
ON THE ROCKS. Making the most of a rare occasion, Dennis also spoke brieflyabout his relationship with Carlene.
"Kami kasi ni Carlene matagal'yong pinagsamahan namin," he revealed tersely. "Matagal ko siyang naginggirlfriend. Siguro mga four or five [years]. Kasi bago pa ako pumasok sa GMA,girlfriend ko na siya."
But despite years of togethernessand now having a baby of their own, the relationship between the two doesn'tlook so bright.
Groping for the right words,Dennis said, "Sa ngayon, medyo malabo'yong sitwasyon namin dahil nga naging kumplikado na 'yong mga bagay-bagay kayamedyo, wala, malabo."
Again, Dennis reiterated that not having a romantic relationship anymore with the mother of his son would not hinder him from being a good father and provider.
"Pero bilang magulang, siyemprenandiyan ako para suportahan lahat ng pangangailangan. And willing naman akongmakipag-ayos sa kanila or sa parents niya para maayos kung ano man ang dapatayusin para siyempre dun sa bata. Siyempre, di ko 'yon pababayaan, anak ko 'yon,e," said Dennis.