Joey Marquez admits to having a relationship with an "ordinary girl"

Joey Marquez on his children: "One thing I like about my children, although iba-iba ang nanay nila, buo kami. It’s the atmosphere of protection for each other. They will fight for the right of their half-brothers, sisters. And in fact, they don’t call themselves as half-brother or sister—they are brother, sister, period."


Balik-Kapamilya na ang comedian na si Joey Marquez, na nagmarka sa publiko dahil sa kanyang role noon sa long-running sitcom na Palibhasa Lalake.

Ngayon, isa siya sa magiging hosts ng bagong Saturday showbiz talk show ng ABS-CBN, ang Showbiz Insider Report, kasama sina Janice de Belen, Carmina Villarroel, at Ogie Diaz.

Nag-guest nang live si Joey sa The Buzz noong Linggo, January 28.

Unang tanong sa kanya ng host na si Charlene Gonzalez-Muhlach ay kung ano ang sikreto niya sa pagiging successful pa rin sa kabila ng mga isyu at intriga.

Ayon kay Joey, "Sa totoo lang, hindi ko kasi pinoproblema ang problema ko. Kasi, I use it to my advantage.

"More of learning things and, eventually, yung problema nagiging... nasu-solve siya nang walang ginagawang paraan.

"And the biggest contribution is where I am. Anuman ang meron ako, palagi lang akong nakangiti. That’s it.

"Happiness, kailangan talaga."

NEW TALK SHOW. Tungkol naman sa bagong talk show niya sa ABS-CBN, ano ba ang mai-expect sa kanya ng tao ngayon?

"Actually, this time, hindi ako komedyante," sagot ni Joey.

Mas magiging matapang ba siya?

"Hindi naman sa magiging matapang, pero mas magiging opinionated ako sa mga sitwasyon.

"Actually, when they gave me the proposal tungkol sa talk show na ito, napakaganda.

"It took us to the next level para sa mga interview. It’s more on investigative."

Sa February 4, Sabado, na ang pilot ng episode ng Showbiz Inside Report.

MARRYING AGAIN. Binalikan naman ni Charlene ang naging mensahe ng dalawang anak ni Joey kay Alma Moreno na sina WynWyn at Yeoj Marquez.

Ayon sa mga ito, hindi raw sila boto na mag-asawang muli ang kanilang ama. Pero okay lang daw sa kanila na magka-girlfriend ito.

Sabi naman ni Joey na natatawa, "Hindi sila masyadong biased, ’no?

"Actually, yung pag-aasawa, we’re talking about marriage, di ba?

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"Kasi, meron akong sariling pag-iisip. Sa akin lang naman ’to, ’no...

"For me, wedding is more of a ceremony. I’m more of a commitment.

"It’s just a piece of paper that you sign and it has no guarantee that you’ll be together for the rest of your life."

Isinasara na ba niya ang pintuan sa pagpapakasal?

"Hindi naman sa ayaw ko na. I’m not closing my door.

"Probably, I’ll close my door and windows, but I’ll remain my roof open!" biro niya.

When was the last time he fell in love?

"I cannot count anymore," nakangiting sabi ni Joey.

"Basically, because I love people.

"I fall in love with children. I fall in love with women... even fall in love with my friends.

"Basically, ang grade lang ng falling in love, nagba-vary, like with my children.

"For me, my best possession in life is my children.

"They are the best treasure I ever have and no one can take that away from me."

QUICKIE QUESTIONS. Narito naman ang ilang mabilisang tanong ni Charlene kay Joey...

Charlene: "Joey, are you a better lover, father, or friend?"

Joey: "Both, all."

Charlene: "Isa lang..."

Joey: "Pare-parehong grade, e. I am everything."

Charlene: "Who was the woman you loved the most?"

Joey: "My mom, of course."

Charlene: "Romantic love?"

Joey: "A lot! Hahaha!"

Charlene: "The last time you cried because of love?"

Joey: "With my mom. My mother is the only person I really love the most, next to God."

Charlene: "Babaero ka ba?"

Joey: "Oo naman! Ayokong maging lalakero."

Charlene: "Ano ang current status ng puso mo—available, non-available, or ready and able?"

Joey: "I am... can you rephrase the question? I am in a relationship right now and as a matter of fact, we talked about it that ’let’s keep this relationship as private as we can.’ Because this relationship, this present girl is ordinary."

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Charlene: "I respect the relationship, but how long has it been?"

Joey: "Yeah... Hahaha! Well, it’s not how long we’ve been together. It’s the privacy of we’ve been together."

Charlene: "What made you fall in love again?"

Joey: "Well, it’s always like this with all men. Palagi nilang tinitingnan ang quality ng magulang nila. Especially if I see a resemblance coming from my mom to the woman, I easily fall in love.

"Kasi my mom will die for us. And I hope, any woman that I fall with also die for me. Not only for me, but for my children."

Charlene: "You’re a man of the world. Confess to us, what else that Joey Marquez dream and aspire for?"

Joey: "Alam ninyo, the saddest day of my life is when I signed the annulment paper. I’ve been... thirteen years married to Ness [Alma Moreno]. I thought, all the while, by signing that annulment paper, I’ll be free. Hindi pala ganoon."

Charlene: "If you have once chance to relieve a moment in your life, what will you do?"

Joey: "I’ll probably reconsider the past that I did and do it again, but not necessarily I don’t want my children. Kung puwede lang lahat sa anak lumabas and I’ll have that."

Charlene: "And how do your children continue to inspire you?"

Joey: "Well, I always tell them that nobody can compete with you. If they did, they will lose. I always tell that to anyone I’ve been to a relationship. Never compete with my children. They need me because it’s the responsibility that God gave us to take care of them for the rest of my life.

"Regardless if they are minor or adult, but they are still my blood. I have to take care of them. Don’t make me choose because I’ll choose them [his children].

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"One thing I like about my children, although iba-iba ang nanay nila, buo kami. It’s the atmosphere of protection for each other. They will fight for the right of their half-brothers, sisters.

"And in fact, they don’t call themselves as half-brother or sister—they are brother, sister, period."

Bukod kay Alma Moreno, meron ding anak si Joey sa dating aktres na si Brenda del Rio.


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