Actress Lovi Poe got strapped on Showbiz Central's most popular (and scariest) seat—the lie detector—to tell the truth in front of fans and master showbiz interrogator, John "Sweet" Lapus. Fresh from her breakup with actor Jolo Revilla, Lovi confidently and gamely waited to be grilled.
First question: Many people witnessed Lovi being told off by actress Rossana Roces with supposedly cruel words. Is Lovi still mad at Rossana Roces?
"No," Lovi immediately said. But the lie detector said her answer was a lie. Lovi's face registered shock at being found out by a machine, but she composed herself for Sweet's inevitable question, "Why?"
"Actually ayoko na i-explain," Lovi said apologetically. "Pero siguro masaya lang ako na ang mga tao sa paligid ko noong time na iyon, e sinusuportahan naman nila ako. For me, hindi naman ako galit. I won't lie, siyempre nasaktan ako, pero ngayon I just had to let it go. I mean, for me kasi it is a waste of time and energy kapag bigyan ko pa ng pansin iyon."
REASON FOR BREAKUP. Sweet's next question: "Third party ba ang dahilan kung bakit kayo nag-break ni Jolo?"
"No," Lovi said again, speaking calmly. This time the machine registered her answer as the truth, though as usual, Sweet wasn't satisfied until he got a more detailed explanation.
"The breakup hindi naman dahil kay Jolo or sa akin," began Lovi. "As I have said kanina, e, mga tao sa paligid. It's mutual [breakup] and siguro ayaw ko lang na hindi ako nire-respect. Kaya ako biglang umayaw kasi ayoko mapunta sa point na ako pa mawalan ng respeto sa kapwa tao ko. So, huwag na lang."
Does she have a message for the person or persons behind their breakup?
"Laugh out loud," laughed Lovi. "Yung lang masasabi ko."
NEW BOYFRIEND? Still on matters of the heart, the third question centered on Ronald Singson, the son of government official Luis "Chavit" Singson. It was rumored that Jolo got jealous over Ronald even while he and Lovi were still together, and now it's said that Lovi is dating him. So, are she and Ronald now a couple?
"No," Lovi said. Again her answer registered as the truth. When asked to elaborate, she said about Ronald, "Close friend. I feel bad lang kasi maraming parties ang naaapektuhan dahil sa issue na ito. We have common friends and nagkataon na nagkasama-sama kami lahat tapos nandoon ako, nandoon siya, so nabigyan ng kulay ng ibang tao.
"Nakakasama ng loob kasi hindi naman ako ganoong klaseng babae na mabilis mag-move on [to a new boyfriend]. Si Jolo napakabait na tao sa akin 'yan. Hindi naman agad-agad kasi wala naman kasalanan na ginawa si Jolo."
Does she think that Ronald may woo her?
"Hindi ko alam," smiled Lovi. "Pero gusto ko mag-sorry sa kanya dahil nabri-bring up ang pangalan niya dito. Malaki ang respeto ko sa kanya. I'm sorry na napunta sa point na ito."