Months following the September break-up, Mylene Dizon answers rumors surrounding her split with Paolo Paraiso, father of her son Tomas. Reports said that Paolo was not raking in enough money to support the family.
Mylene says otherwise.
"Paolo's a very good provider," asserts Mylene Dizon in an interview with The Buzz. "Even noong mga panahon na hindi siya masyadong visible as an artista, he would still give. He would still buy the things that we needed for Tomas. Never siyang nagkulang. Never siyang umangal na wala na siyang pera... he's very masinop. So ‘yong mga sinasabi na hindi siya good provider, I don't buy that. And up to now na hiwalay kami, mayroon kaming napag-usapan na amount monthly."
She adds, "We eat out. He pays for it. It's not like naghihirap si Paolo or nangungutang siya. No! He gives monthly! Bukal sa loob niya ‘yon... Emotionally, 'andiyan siya. Hindi siya nagkukulang. Hindi ‘yon plastic, hindi ‘yon showbiz. Ang daming naa-amaze sa aming set-up."
The Rome and Juliet star reveals that difference in goals in life is one reason for their split.
Family man. "Paolo is—he's a family man! Mabait na tao si Pao, e. Ano yun e... marrying type. Mukha ba akong marrying type sa 'yo? Ako nga ang hindi marrying type e, ‘yon nga ‘yong problema. Actually, sabihin ko na—‘yon ang naging problema ng aming relasyon. Hindi nga ako marrying type. Siya, bagay siya doon e. Naaawa ako na... it's unfair," she explains.
"Our relationship is very good. It's very good. Kung relationship din naman ang pag-uusapan, between me and Paolo, okay kami," she says sincerely.
Mylene also explains that their son, Tomas, is their main motivation to make their friendship work.
She says, "Pati ‘yong relationship ko sa pamilya niya, ayaw kong sirain. Sobrang bait! They taught me a lot. And you know with me kasi, 'pag may relationship ako, 'pag nakipag-break ako, I would like to be friends with that person for as long as possible. I don't want to break ties. Not because nakipag-break ka, hindi na kayo mag-uusap."
She says candidly, "Isang tao lang naman ang hindi ko kinausap nang matagal na panahon, si Bernard Palanca! Pero tapos na ‘yon. Ngayon, nag-uusap na kami."
Moving on. Mylene has recently been linked to actor John Estrada. The two were reportedly seen going out a couple of times.
Mylene clarifies, "No, no, no. No talaga. Swear... He's a goodlooking guy. If I'm dating him, bakit ko naman itatago, di ba? But I'm not."
John and Mylene, together with Bing Loyzaga and Ogie Alcasid, were recently spotted at the Embassy Cuisine, The Fort, on the same day of the Bong Alvarez-Borgy Manotoc bar brawl.
Mylene explains, "Nauna kami doon pero dumating sila, ibang table sila John and Ogie. Kami ni Bing magkasama. Me and Bing lang... Katapat namin silang table but hindi kami magkasamang dumating at hindi namin alam na dadating sila or hindi namin pinag-usapan. Nandoon lang sila."Hindi namin kasama si Bong Alvarez. Hindi namin siya kasama. ‘Yong sinasabi nilang gulo with Borgy, ni hindi ko alam na nangyayari. So we were just in the same place, pero totally hindi kami involved ni Bing doon. So ‘yong mga nakasulat sa diyaryo, walang katotohanan ‘yon, dahil wala talaga. Kahapon ko nga lang nga nalaman ‘yong kuwento kung ano talaga nangyari between Borgy and Bong. Kuwento lang ang narinig ko, so hindi ko alam."