Regine Velasquez reveals the best way to deal with jealousy: “Hindi ko gagawing dahilan yun para maging away.”

The most daring Regine Velasquez can get is not wear a bra. "Kaya lang, hanggang ganun lang. Hindi ko kaya na… parang hindi naman masyadong bagay na gano’n [pa-sexy]. So ayun… ngayon, meron [akong bra].”


To many people, Regine Velasquez is the Asia’s Songbird.

But in showbiz circles, when she’s not performing, she’s known for her sparkling personality.

The topic of her press conference earlier, October 24, was supposed to focus on her upcoming Silver concert in Mall of Asia Arena.

But she happily obliged to answering the press people’s questions that range from posing for FHM to being selosa, and, "Paano kung maging bading si Nate?"

Her take on the latter (which was asked by columnist Allan Diones) had the reporters rolling with laughter and marveling at her perspicacity.

“E, magtataka pa ba kayo, di huwag na nating pagtakpan. Susuportahan na lang natin, di ba,” she exclaimed.

“Alam mo, bilang nanay niya, huwag naman… Pero hindi malayong mangyari bilang nanay niya nga ako.”

Regine, who’s considered a gay icon in the country, doesn’t mind being called “babaeng bakla.”

She added, “I mean ako, I mean, love na love ko ang mundo ng kabaklaan [dahil] siyempre ano… bilang ang laki-laki ng suporta nila sa akin.

And just in case Nate, her only son, turns out to be gay, she said, “Kung anong gusto ng anak kong gawin niya sa buhay niya, basta as long as he’s happy.

“Yun nga yung sinasabi ko na gusto kong mag-ipon ng money sa kanya na hindi for education. Yung puwede niyang kunin… para balang araw, kung gusto niya maging architect, maging chef, o gusto niyang magkaroon ng parlor…”

The only downside of it, she said, “Yung buhay ng isang bakla, medyo mahirap dahil siyempre hindi naman… Masuwerte yung mga nakakahanap ng lovelife na forever na hindi mo kailangang pag-aralin.”

So, just like most moms, “as much as possible,” she would like Nate to become a dad someday.

“Siyempre, gusto ko magkaroon siya ng family, na magkaroon ng anak. Gusto ko ring magkaapo.

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“Hindi ba, aminin na natin, di ba… in fairness, di ba, mahirap naman yung life na yun. Siyempre ayokong i-wish yun for Nate.

“Pero kung piliin niya yung ganung life, then, magpapakulot ako, why not? Marami akong gown!”


IS SHE SELOSA? The topic shifted to her husband Ogie Alcasid.

Bulgar’s Vinia Vivar asked how she handles the “girls na nagpapa-cute sa kanyang asawa.”

“Meron naman. Madami. In fairness, di ba.” said Regine, who— according to her— is not selosa.

“Hindi ko lang alam kung hindi niya sinasabing nagseselos siya pero, ako kasi, hindi, e. Hindi ako basta-basta naaapektuhan.

“Kumbaga hindi ako magseselos kung hindi niya ako bibigyan ng reason na magselos.”

Instead of getting emotional and making a big fuss out of her suspicion, she talks to her husband.

“At kung magselos man ako, sasabihin ko sa kanya, hindi ko gagawing dahilan yun para maging away.

“Kasi parang feeling ko, mas lalo kong hindi mapaparating sa kanya yung gusto kong sabihin na, ‘Huwag mo nang gawin iyan,’ kasi, nagseselos ako, di ba.

“Kasi mas maganda kung kausapin na lang siya nang maayos kaysa away-awayin.”

So far, out of the “nine years” they have been a couple, she got jealous only twice.

“Pag na-affect ako, sinasabi ko sa kanya… E, dinidiretso ko, ‘Ano bang meron?’

“Malandi rin yun, e. Pero hindi kasi na… Hindi kasi hindi siya aware na ginagawa niya yun.

“Lahat ng lalaki, e, malandi, mind you. Kasi part yun ng charm nila kung ano yung meron sila.

“Malandi rin siya, so, pagka sinabihan ko siya na, ‘Ayoko nung…’ mag-i-stop na. He’ll remember.”

Does Ogie also get jealous?

She replied, “Nagseselos din yun. Pero nagseselos siya [nung] di pa kami umaamin. Kasi, masakit sa kanya yun, e, ‘tapos nung kani-kanino ako na-link, medyo dinala niya yun for a while. Pero nung umamin na kami, wala [na]…”

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We made an attempt to find out the lady who made her jealous, but she refused to give a name.

Rufa Mae Quinto? Diana Zubiri?

She shook her head.

Michael V?

“Yun, baka yun! Kasi, kaming dalawa ni Carol [yung asawa ni Michael V], meron kaming feeling na baka may affair, e.”

Her answer, once again, elicited laughter from the small group of entertainment writers that gathered around her.

“First of all, nung lumipat kami sa Ayala Hills, biglang lumipat din… Gusto ni Bitoy magkatabi sila ng bahay. So yun, baka yun, ha. May duda na kami.”


EVER CONSIDERED POSING FOR FHM? Of course, her weight loss didn’t go unnoticed. Thanks to South Beach diet and gym workouts!

Has she ever thought of posing for FHM?

“Bakit ko naman gagawin yun? Ipapakita yung mga kamot?”

Teasing her, one columnist remarked about flaunting her post-baby figure.

Her reply: “[Sa] asawa ko [lang], okay na yun.

“Dati pa kasi nila ako ina-ask, pero bata pa ako nun. Wala pa akong asawa. Pero, parang hindi ko… parang hindi naman bagay. Okay na yun…”

But didn’t she wear the Darna costume before?

“Okay na yung ganun lang… Actually, daring naman talaga ako kasi kahit mga pictorial ko, meron akong naka-topless.

“But if… Kasi ginagawa ko for me, for my album, for a book, my book. Pero hindi ako masyadong comfortable [kung sa men’s magazine]…”

Back to her figure, the Songbird just wants to achieve her desired weight.

“Yung mukha ko kasi, ang problema ko ha, laging unang lumiliit yung mukha ko… Ayoko na yung face ko kasi masyado nang mukhang bungo, ang pangit. Napapangitan na ako.”

But whether she gets fatter or thinner, Regine Velasquez’s star is not fading away anytime soon. She sparkles like Silver!


Don’t miss her concert on November 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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