Former beauty queen Carlene Aguilar's name has been absent from showbiz news for quite some time since her breakup with young actor Dennis Trillo and her controversial spat with Cristine Reyes. After overcoming those issues, Carlene has moved on and concentrated on caring for Calix Andreas, her son with Dennis.
TV hosts Joey de Leon and Lolit Solis interviewed Carlene early this afternoon, May 3, on StarTalk and asked about any news and progress the beauty queen has made as a celebrity and a mother.
BABY CALIX. The first part of their cheerful discussion revolved around Calix, which according to Carlene means "handsome" in Greek; a name discovered on the Internet.
"Seven months na siya," Carlene said when Joey asked about how her little boy is doing. "Sobrang kulit! Minsan maggi-give up ka sa sobrang kulit."
Joey followed, "Gaano kadalas si Dennis sa piling nung baby ninyo? Once a week?"
"Ngayon, medyo sobrang minsan," Carlene revealed. "Actually, kahapon lang, nandoon siya. Minsan lang, ‘pag nalilibre."
"Hindi kaya ikaw ang dinadalaw niya at hinde si Calix?" Lolit suggested. "Kunyari ‘yan yung bata ang dinadalaw, ayun pala ikaw."
Carlene laughed, "Ayoko, baka may magalit ‘Nay, no! Kaya huwag na pag-usapan ‘yan."
Joey, who played with Lolit's presumption, shared a little trivia about separated couples.
"Eto, aminin na natin," Joey began, "yung mga naghihiwalay 'pag nagkasama kayo sa isang kuwarto... may pinagsamahan ‘yan, e. Kadalasan, may nangyayari, e."
Carlene however, disclosed, "Hindi, wala. Sa amin wala po."
But when asked whether she and Dennis are friends now, Carlene smiled and nodded. "Friends lang kami talaga. 'Pag nakikita ko siya, wala yung feeling na love, o romance."
CRISTINE AND DENNIS BACK TOGETHER? Relishing the opportunity of adding a bit of spice to the interview, Lolit blurted out that Carlene told her that Dennis and Christine were back together.
"Wala akong sinabi!" Carlene wailed as the two hosts laughed. Carlene immediately corrected Lolit, "May nagsabi sa akin, pero hindi ko alam."
"Pero ikaw," Joey asked, "ano ang kaba mo, nagkabalikan o hindi?"
"Feeling ko? Feeling ko lang ha and it's my opinion... Siguro," Carlene smiled.
But Carlene was quick to add, however, that it was very much okay for her if that were the case and that the only important thing to her is that Dennis should be responsible as a father to Calix.
Changing the subject, Joey asked whether it is true that Carlene is now welcoming suitors.
"Opo naman," Carlene answered.
When asked if this is okay with Dennis, Carlene replied, "Minsan, pero hindi namin napag-uusapan kasi yun, e. Ang pinag-uusapan namin, e, yung tungkol lang talaga sa baby."
"Pero wala bang official na lovey-dovey?" Joey followed.
"Wala," Carlene answered. "Friends lang talaga lahat."
SHOWBIZ PLANS. There are rumors that Carlene would be entering the world of show business. When asked by Lolit if it is true or not, Carlene answered that she was thinking about it.
She revealed, "Ngayon pinag-iisipan ko, kasi ngayon babalik na ako sa school. E, yung school ko po, twice a week lang. So sayang naman yung mga bakante kong oras. Kung maganda po ang opportunity na ibibigay sa akin, why not?"
"Payag ka naman na magkasama kayo ulit ni Dennis?" Lolit asked. "Halimbawa, sa isang project, ikaw at si Dennis?"Carlene smiled and answered, "Kung papayag sila, yung manager ni Dennis. Bakit hindi, di ba?"