Actor Anjo Yllana confirmed what Ricky Lo wrote in his Funfarecolumn yesterday, April 12, and what his talent manager Douglas Quijano told PEP(Philippine Entertainment Portal)—his separation with wife Jackie Manzano.(Click here to read related article)
In a taped interview with Startalk aired yesterday,April 12, Anjo directly said, "Confirmed yung nakasulat kanina. We'reseparated. We're filing for divorce kasi married kami sa Las Vegas, e, we were never married here."
In an article published in PEP, Douglasrelated that the couple is separating because, "It's been an on-offrelationship for 13 years. There is no third party involved on both sides."
Anjo affirmed this and said that they tried to keeptheir marriage, but still it ended in separation which, he said, is amutual decision.
The comedian seriously explained to Startalk, "Hindiganun kahirap para sa amin kasi, sa mga hindi nakakaalam, we already broke uptwo years ago. For almost a year parang naghiwalay kami kasi maraming hindi pagkakaintindihan.
"So, we opted to separate then, parang trial. After aless than year, nagkabalikan kami. We tried, kumbaga noong 2005—August,September, October, ganun—nagbalikan kami. 'Tapos the following year, yunnga, she got pregnant, problem, nalusutan naman namin."
H reiterated that no third party is involvedand that their misunderstandings are the main cause of their breakup.
"Marami kaming hindi pagkakaintindihan dati pa," revealedAnjo. "Thirteen years na yata on and off yung away. We decided,finally, na to end it. Walang third party. It was a mutualdecision. It is not the first kaya hindi ganoon kahirap."
The couple has planned anarrangement for their four kids. Anjo explained, "Pinakaimportante kasidito right now are the kids, e. Sa kids naman, I'll have the kids duringweekend—Friday, Saturday, Sunday—'tapos sa kanya [Jackie] kapag weekdays, kapagmay pasok. So yun, sharing kami sa bata."
However, Anjo said that he has yet to talk to their kidsabout their separation. He was still trying to get the righttiming to break the news to their two daughters and two sons.
"Sa ngayon kasi, nakikiramdam ako, hindi ko panakakausap yung mga bata. This afternoon, after Eat Bulaga!,kakausapin ko yung dalawang babae ko, sila yung mas matanda, e.
"Hindi ko alam kung paano ko sasabihin sakanila. Panganay ko, I don't know how she'll take it, kaya nga gusto komagkaroon kami ng heart-to-heart talk. Yun ang pinaka-concern ko ngayon."
Lastly, when asked if there would still be any chance thathe and Jackie would get back together, Anjo simply answered, "I don't know kungmay chance pa in the future, nobody knows. Pero as of now we'reseparated."