Last July 9, news broke out that the Court of Appealsaffirmed the annulment of marriage between Kapamilyastar Vhong Navarro and actress Bianca Lapus.
Looking back, Vhong married the already pregnantBianca in Floridablanca, Pampanga, in 1998. Seven years later, on May 5, 2005, Vhong filed an annulment caseagainst Bianca. Bianca and Vhong's son Isaiah Vhong is now 10 years old.
The court pointed out two reasons for granting the annulment: 1.) Bianca was supposedly psychologically incapacitated and 2.) She wasallegedly seeing other men while she and Vhong were still together.
By this publicized decision, Bianca's quiet life became troubled as negative talk began sprouting, such as Bianca allegedly asking money from Vhong and her mental state.
Yesterday, July 19, Bianca guested in Startalk and answered all the negative issues. HostsButch Francisco and Lolit Solis interviewed her.
"Bianca, yung mga lumalabas sa diyaryo tungkol sa decision,e, parang lumalabas na ikaw ang dahilan ng lahat sa paghihiwalay ninyo. Tanggapmo na yun?" Lolit asked.
"Actually po, kung hindi po lumabas [in public], e, hahayaanko na lang," a dejected Bianca said. "Kumbaga I've kept my silence for manyyears para lang maging peaceful. Noon pa, hindi kami katulad ng ibang couplesna nagbabangayan pa sa TV, et cetera. Di ba super-quiet lang kami? Siguro kung hindilang lumabas [in public] at hindi ako sirang-sira, hahayaan ko na lang po kasitahimik na buhay ko ngayon, e."
"So, si Vhong ang nag-file, ‘no?" Butch asked to make sure.
"Yes, I remember nung nag-guest ako dito when my mom died. Hefiled for the annulment habang naghihingalo ang nanay ko sa ospital."
In addition, Bianca revealed that she didn't attend anyhearing and that she didn't sign anything as the case progressed.
"Kaya nga po ang sakit," Bianca said. "Ayoko talaga sana magsalita, pero isu-swallowko na lang ang pride para makalimutan na. Kaya lang, sobra lang talaga. I amaffected. Siyempre ayoko na maging mukhang masama si Vhong or anything likethat. Okey naman kami sa totoong buhay...I have to be careful with all my statementskasi baka mamaya..."
Changing the subject, Butch asked if Bianca was happy nowthat she's no longer with Vhong.
"Halu-halo, yung parang I'm happy na I'm finally free. Sad formy son kasi napaaway siya, e. I mean, tinukso siya like ‘Kaya pala naghiwalayparents mo kasi bad ang mom mo,' ganyan. Hindi palaaway ang anak ko, lumaki posa akin ang anak ko...at isa pa yun, if I was an unfit mother, sana hindi poiniwan sa akin ang anak ko at sana hindi ako ang nagpalaki."
How about the reason that she was seeing somebody else whenshe and Vhong were still together?
Bianca's answer was short. She said, "masasabi ko lang na theshort-lived marriage we had was sobrang okey...nung naghiwalay kami, e, sobrangbata lang kami noon."
How about the child support issue? Is it true that Biancawas asking for money?
"Maski piso po, hindi ako nag-demand ng pera kay Vhong,"Bianca boldly exclaimed. "Kung ano yung binibigay niya, e, kusa niya po yun.Kung makalimutan niyang magbigay, okey lang."
"Happy ka na sa binibigay?" Butch asked.
"Alam mo, kahit five hundred pesos lang ibigay niya, maskidati, ok na," Bianca replied.
Wanting to clear things up, Bianca said, "kaya ko kini-clearang ibang things, e, apektado po ako. Kahit iniintindi ko ang pamilya ni Vhong,e, may pamilya din ako na nasasaktan."
Does she have any plans about remarrying?
"No," Bianca said. She then quipped, "magpapapayat muna ako.First time ko na ikakasal if ever..."
Does she have any regrets in marrying Vhong?
"Hindi naman, I mean, okey naman ang nangyari. It's just that I think masyado lang maramingnangyayari at natsitsismis. Ang masasabi ko lang talaga, e, I was never a badwife and mother. Alam po nila ‘yan."
Bianca is now in a three-year relationshipwith her current boyfriend. Lolit asked her about her boyfriend'sopinion on the matter.
Bianca said, "Tatlong taon na po siyang tumatayong stepfathersa anak namin. Tahimik lang siya nung una, pero nung napanood na niya yungnews, e, nasaktan din siya."