Comedian-host Janno Gibbs admitted missing former Eat Bulaga co-host Gladys Guevarra.
"Pag nanonood ako ng Eat Bulaga, hinahanap ko. Parang I miss her sa Eat Bulaga sa mga shows," said Janno in a taped interview aired last Saturday, October 20, in StarTalk.
This recent statement of Janno is a far cry from his stinging words against Gladys some four months ago. Both Janno and Gladys soon exchanged barbs, consequently straining their friendship and professional relationship.
The gap started when Gladys lashed out at Janno for allegedly making fun of her during live shows and in Nuts Entertainment. The sparring became even more heated when Janno accused Gladys of spreading the rumor that he gave EB Babes member Lian Paz a Hello Kitty stuffed toy as a present.
In an April 15, 2007 interview with the now defunct showbiz talk show S-Files, Gladys hit back at Janno: "Ano ba ang personal na galit sa akin ni Janno Gibbs? Hindi ko naman siya inaano. For me, ha, hindi na biro ito... Sorry, ha, I have to say this, [to Janno], masyado ka nang nakakatapak."
Janno immediately answered Gladys's statement through a text message: "Itanong mo kahit kanino, wala akong sinasabing masama about her. Obviously, sa video, siya ang galit na galit. Nananahimik ako. Pero ngayon, galit na ako. Nagpa-punchline lang ako 'pag naiipit ako, and I'm very responsible and sensitive with my jokes, I make sure hindi offensive. Alam ng viewers ‘yan."
A few weeks later, Janno apparently simmered down and revealed to Showbiz Central in an April 29 interview that he already apologized to Gladys through a text message, though he was yet to receive a reply from the comedienne.
The issue died a natural death when both parties ceased talking about the conflict during interviews. The controversy was totally forgotten when it was reported that Gladys found love in the person of New Jersey-based Philip Peredo. Currently, Gladys is in the States taking a vacation with Philip.
EVERYTHING'S WELL. Months after the issue, Janno obviously got over the rift.
"Ako, yong napapanood ko sa TV na may boyfriend [si Gladys], ako, I'm very happy for her," said Janno in a recent taped interview aired last Saturday, October 20, in StarTalk.
He also hinted on the possibility of salvaging their derailed friendship. "Wala namang problema, e, ano lang, 'yong magkalinawan lang. Pareho naman kami siguro, wala namang galit. 'Yong friendship, time 'yan, e. Pero 'yong issue sa akin, wala naman," he said.
Moving on to more personal matters, Janno happily shared that his relationship with wife Bing Loyzaga is starting to normalize, although a lot of hard work is still needed to smoothen all the rough edges.
It's common knowledge that the couple has gone through some domestic disputes.
"Okay, very okay," affirmed Janno, crossing his fingers,
Cautious not to preempt and spoil his good fortune, Janno added: "Ayokong pangunahan, ayokong maudlot pero so far, very okay. Siyempre ako hoping. Ayoko ngang pangunahan, e, pero masaya ako na ano kami, parang close na close.
"Hindi ko masasabing talaga perfect, balikan na talaga, kami na ulit. Hindi ko masasabi 'yon nasa kanya 'yon, e," ended the host of GMA-7's new game show Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5.