EB Babes member Lian Paz is still perplexed about why ex-flame Mark Herras suddenly called it quits without giving any concrete reason. To make matters worse, Lian is now besieged with nasty write-ups questioning her character.
According to one rumor, Mark allegedly caught Lian red-handed while in the company of her ex-boyfriend, identified as Randolf Stematelaky. The EB Babe quickly defended herself, arguing that she and Randolf had severed ties a long time ago, before Mark came into the picture.
Lian is also being linked to Magnolia Fruit Drinks sweet-shooting forward Dondon Hontiveros. But while she admitted that they are indeed friends, Lian explained that communication between her and the Cebuano cager has been non-existent for more than a year already.
"Ang sabi po kasi, nakita raw kami ng kaibigan ni Mark na magkasama kami nung basketball player. Pagkatapos naman ngayon, ang daddy raw niya ang nakahuli sa amin. Sobrang unfair po kasi, dahil nanahimik naman ako, bakit nagkakalat pa ng ganung paninira sa akin?" sobbed Lian to entertainment columnist Abu Tilamzik.
BREAK UP VIA SMS. "Hindi na nga maayos ang paghihiwalay namin [ni Mark] dahil nung December 26 lang, tinext niya ako na cool-off muna kami dahil hinahanap pa raw niya ang sarili niya," revealed Lian.
According to Lian, Mark refused to personally meet up with her to formalize the breakup. "Sabi ko sa kanya, mag-usap kami... Ang masakit lang, sa kaibigan na lang namin nalaman ko na break na pala kami. Parang napaka-ungentleman naman po, di ba?" asked Lian.
Mark's sudden coldness and stern refusal to talk things over created a well of anger in Lian's heart. "Masama po talaga ang loob ko," she admitted. "Kasi sa sampung buwan na relasyon namin, basta na lang siya nakipag-break sa akin sa text."
Contrary to what some rumormongers were implying, Lian prided herself as a devoted girlfriend—something that, she vaguely took note, cannot be said of her former lover.
"Ako, ang dami kong naririnig sa kanya, pero never akong nagtanong. Kasi malaki ang tiwala ko sa kanya. Hindi ko pinapakialaman ang mga gamit niya. Kahit ang cell phone niya, hindi ko tinitingnan. Kasi, may tiwala nga po ako sa kanya," stressed Lian.
Aside from nursing a broken heart, Lian also has to contend with the malicious rumors that paint her unfairly.
"Alam ko po kung sino ang mga nagkakalat ng ganung isyu sa akin," she confirmed resolutely, "pero ipinapasa-Diyos ko na lang sila."