Nang natanggap namin ang text message ng isang manunulat na malapit ngayon sa manager ni Jennylyn Mercado na si Becky Aguila, si Becky ang unang tinawagan ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) para humingi ng confirmation tungkol sa balita kahapon, January 3, na pagdadalang-tao ni Jennylyn. But our call was unanswered. It was an hour later bago sumagot si Becky sa amin via a long text message na parang confirmation and an advise na rin for her ward.
Ito yung mga oras na napapabalitang nakikipag-usap na si Jennylyn at ang boyfriend nitong si Patrick Garcia sa isang judge sa Makati City Hall para sa kanilang planong pagpapakasal.
The full message states:
"Jen's pregnant, 6 weeks and two days. Had her checked at St. Luke's. We're in Makati City Hall and the judge is counseling them. Marriage is not the answer, they're both not ready. Cheska [Garcia, sister ni Patrick] is getting married this year, sukob, di puwede. Wait for the right time. Marriage is not the solution. Marry when ready and able. Jen will remain single. She'll keep the baby."
Medyo nagulat kami sa last statements ni Becky, so we asked her back just for reconfirmation kung ano naman ang personal stand niya about the issue.
"I'm against the marriage. Just keep the baby," sagot ng talent manager.
Mixed feelings si Becky tungkol sa biglaang pagbubuntis ni Jennylyn. Nagulat talaga siya nang malaman niya ito two days ago.
Sabi niya, "I'm sad but I can't show it to Jen. I want her to be strong for her baby's sake. Nandiyan na 'yan, I don't want Jen to worry."
Having said that though, Becky assured us she's happy for the two.
Tinanong din namin si Becky tungkol sa pagbabago ng career plans ng kauna-unahang StarStruck Ultimate Female Survivor. Natanggal sa cast sina Jennylyn at Patrick sa Maging Akin Ka Lamang na nakapagsimula na ang taping.
"For now, wala akong definite na answer re career plans," sabi ni Becky. "She will be guesting whenever she can just for visibility. It [Jennylyn's career] will take a backseat for now. The priority is the baby and her health."
In an earlier report dito sa PEP, nagbigay na rin ng assurance ang GMA Artist Center that they will stand behind both Jennylyn and Patrick and when Jennylyn is ready to work again, bibigyan siya ulit ng trabaho.