Billy Crawford apologized to Andi Eigenmann since she was embroiled in a controversy because of him.
Andi was accused of being the third party in Billy’s breakup with singer-TV host Nikki Gil. Both Billy and Andi denied the report.
"We became close, that‘s really true," admitted Billy about Andi during the press conference of their movie, Momzillas, held earlier today, September 3, at the Dolphy Theater.
When asked to finally settle the issue linking him to Andi, Billy pointed out: "Nakakahiya lang sa mga kasamahan ko ’coz when the news came out, naging bading ako, naging addict ako, na-link ako sa tatlong babae... yung isa buntis raw, sabi.
"Ang masasabi ko lang, people have already made their decision and they will speculate kahit ano’ng mangyari.
"Kasi ang buhay namin, talagang open book."
The It’s Showtime host then said about his leading lady: "Andi became a friend of mine through the film as well.
"We became close, that’s really true.
"It wasn’t Andi’s fault kaya I apologized to Andi. Nadadamay siya sa personal life ko.
"And that’s bilang respeto ko sa mga kasamahan ko. I don’t mean harm to anyone or for anyone.
"Pero sa totoo lang, kaya ayoko na magsalita kasi they already made up their mind at hahaba pa.
"I have already closed the chapter, and closed the book, and I am ready to move on," declared Billy.
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For her part, Andi echoed Billy’s sentiments and made an appeal to the public.
"Sana i-respect n’yo na lang si Billy.
"Kung ano yung sinagot na niya dati, sana ’wag na kayong maghanap ng iba pang kung anu-ano na puwedeng dahilan... e, nasagot na naman niya.
"Sana i-respect n’yo na lang po kung ano man ang sinabi niya. Trust na lang na it’s really how it is.
"Also, i-respect rin ang personal life niya."
Billy then added, "Alam n’yo, first time ko nakatrabaho na never nagkaroon ng issue... from day one.
"First time ko makatrabaho si Ms. Eugene [Domingo] at first time ko makatrabaho si Ms. Maricel [Soriano].
"It’s such a blessing to walk in sa trabaho at sobrang gaan ng pakiramdam.
"I’m sure lahat naman tayo may pinagdadaanan, pero pagdating namin sa isa’t isa, wala kaming pinag-uusapan na problema.
"Dun ako blessed that I met these people for a reason kaya sobrang happy ako. I would love to work with them again."
In Momzillas, Maricel Soriano is cast as the mother of Billy’s character while Eugene Domingo plays the mother of Andi’s character.
During the presscon, Maricel mentioned that she found Billy to be very talkative.
Since Billy loved telling stories to his co-stars, was there a time when he opened up about his ex-girlfriend Nikki Gil?
Billy narrated, "Kami ni Mama [referring to Maricel], on and off set, lahat pinag-uusapan namin.
"Actually, kinakausap ko si Mama hanggang 4 a.m. kasi pareho kaming hindi makatulog.
"I think with that aspect [about Nikki], hindi na ako nag-elaborate because that’s a personal decision for my life.
"Saka hindi na niya ako tinanong.
"Nirespeto ko even more ang lahat ng kasama ko dito dahil they really treated me like their family.
"On- and off-cam, nag-uusap kami at kahit hindi na kami magkatrabaho, I know they are here for me and I am here for them."