Geneva Cruz upset with husband KC Montero but denies breakup

by Nerisa Almo
May 12, 2008
"You know, we have problems, of course, siyempre we're away from each other, it's difficult," says Geneva Cruz to Showbiz Central Central Jury when asked about her current relationship with husband KC Montero.

Singer-actress Geneva Cruz celebrated Mother's Day yesterday, May 11, alone. Her second husband KC Montero, and her son (Heaven) with former Introvoyz band member Paco Arespacochaga, are in Seattle, Washington.

"Pinipigilan ko lang na malungkot talaga," Geneva told Showbiz Central's Central Jury. "Pero deep inside siyempre malungkot ako dahil first time na hindi kami magksama. Sabi ko nga sa mga friends ko, ‘Take me out. You guys have to take me out.'"

Last year, Geneva settled in the U.S. with KC Montero and Heaven. In fact, one of the reasons for this decision was to give a better a future to Heaven, who was also interested in migrating to the U.S. (Click here to read related article)

However, earlier this year, Geneva surprised everybody when she came back without KC and Heaven. Speculation immediately arose that something must be wrong with their relationship.

Although Geneva had already denied this rumor before, she said once again before the Central Jury, Rufa Mae Quinto and DJ Mo Twister, "Well, hindi pa naman [kami hiwalay]. Nakakatawa lang talaga." (Click here to read related article)

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Rufa Mae asked, "E, bakit hindi pa mamatay-matay?"

Geneva answered, "I don't know, you know, I mean, kapag nasa relationship ka hindi naman yun madaling... palaging maayos or palaging kayong masaya, palagi kayong walang problema. Siyempre may level talaga na parang may earthquake."

Mo got intrigued by Geneva's answer, so he threw in a follow up question. He asked the former member of the singing group Smoke Mountain, "So, you can say right now na medyo malabo kayo right now?"

Geneva indirectly answered, "You know, we have problems, of course, siyempre we're away from each other, it's difficult."

Later during the interview, Geneva was asked to rate her relationship with former SOP host from one to ten, 10 being the happiest.

Geneva thought for a moment before answering, "Six."

She added, "Right now, he knows that I'm kinda upset. You know, like sinasabi ko nga, hindi naman madali yung relationship, but we're happy. Depende rin naman sa'yo 'yan. I mean, kung ako, masayahing tao ako, kahit may problema ako, masaya ako."

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What upsets her? Geneva answered obliquely.

"No, I'm just... You know, when you're in a relationship and someone doesn't answer the phone, you know, when you try to call. Hindi siya sumasagot, and then, ganun din siya sa akin. Like, sometimes I forget my phone or walang charger, so he gets upset din."

SUGAR MOMMY? DJ Mo also pointed out an issue that allegedly caused the rumored breakup between Geneva and KC Montero. DJ Mo addressed the singer, "Isa raw ang big problem dito sa relationship ninyo is money. Ikaw lang daw ang nagsu-support kina KC and Heaven?"

Geneva laughed out loud. "Oh, my gosh, ganun ba yun? Sugar mommy ako? Grabe!

"That is ridiculous. No way! He's working, he works for his dad, his dad's real estate company. Actually, mas malaki na yun kumita sa akin kasi pataas na yung real estate ngayon, e."

Geneva denied that she returned to the Philippines because of failing to achieve her dream in the U.S. She said, "You know, hindi naman ako pumunta doon... I actually left to wait for my greencard, fix my papers and also to be a mom. You know, in my experience as a mom, taking care of my son, matagal na akong hindi tumitigil sa trabaho. I was 13 years sa Smokey Mountain [singing group], I had to rest for a while."

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THE KILLER QUESTION. Like the past interviews by the Central Jury, the session with Geneva ended with the "Killer Question." After silently reading the killer question, Rufa Mae and DJ Mo asked Geneva if she wanted to reveal it or seal it.

The singer confidently replied, "Nakakatawa, hindi man lang mahirap sagutin. Ano ba yun? Sana man lang tama yung fact."

Then, she revealed the question: "May bulung-bulungan na noong kayo pa ni Paco [Paco Arrespacochaga, former husband], may pinag-awayan kayong dalawa na halos mawala ang respeto mo sa kanya. Totoo bang nagkaroon ng relasyon si Paco sa yaya noon ni Heaven?"

Geneva answered the question easily. "Ano ba yun? Galit na galit nga noon si Paco sa isang yaya ni Heaven dahil pinupukpok siya ng tabo pala, hindi namin alam. Heaven told me about it siguro nung malaki-laki na siya. He told me, ‘My yaya used to hit me with a tabo.' At saka nagdadala ng boyfriend sa bahay. Kapag wala kami, sinusuot niya yung mga lingerie ko. I'm not kidding, this is very funny!"
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