"There is no truth to the rumours going around that Kiko and Sen. Risa Hontiveros are having an affair (or held hands)."
This is what Sharon Cuneta initially cleared in her lengthy post earlier today, May 14, on her official Facebook account.
Sharon was referring to the photo retrieved by website Daily Top Media which published a photo showing her husband Sen. Kiko Pangilinan allegedly holding the hand of fellow senator Risa Hontiveros.
The 51-year-old actress further said, "Some people are evil. They have nothing better to do than ruin people's lives. Wala bang mas matalino or mas challenging na paraan na hindi naman nakaiinsulto sa utak ng karamihan kung maninira ka rin lang ng kapwa?
"Kung noon pa, ngayon at bukas ay mapapatunayan kong may iba pang babae sa buhay ni Kiko, ito lang ang masasabi ko: Lahat ng tinahimik ko noong nasira ang first marriage ko, dahil ang pagpapalaki ng Mommy ko sa amin ay ang huwag pag-usapan sa publiko ang dapat ay pribado, at personal.
"Kaya napaka-paka-paka-pakabait ko noong mga araw na yon kahit na kung anu-anong pambabaligtad at kasinungalingan at paninira ang ginawa sa akin, dahil ganoon ang disenteng pagpapalaki sa amin.
"Nangibabaw ang dugo at turo ni Mommy sa pagkatao ko.
"Ngayon, after thirty years, nangingibabaw sa akin ang dugo ng Daddy ko. Cuneta ako. We are street-smart.
"My father had a Master's Degree in the school of hard knocks.
"Do not even THINK about putting one over me.
"I shall NEVER allow it again."
She noted, "So if I am indeed going through anything now, IT DOES NOT INVOLVE A THIRD PARTY."
THE REASON. It can be recalled that The Voice Teens coach went on a solo trip abroad last May 3.
Although she didn't disclose the reason for her departure, the celebrity mom admitted hat she went through “too much pain and fatigue” in the past few weeks.
One of her Facebook posts indicated that she's in Colorado Springs in Colorado, U.S.A.
Back to her current post, she revealed that a series of unfortunate events caused her "too much pain and fatigue."
She wrote, "In the past few weeks I've had two people die on me.
"A favourite auntie is sick.
"The start of filming for my movie with Star Cinema has been moved to September.
"I owe so much money (on very good investments not stupid stuff) and I have NO ONE IN THE WORLD TO HELP ME.
"I am probably the poorest, most cash-strapped billionaire you know (!). Etc., etc., etc. So much more, and you don't know half of it.
"So I left Manila.
Sharon then said, "Being somewhere else lets you see things from a whole different perspective.
"Can't be effective as a mother, wife, sister, aunt, co-worker, friend, etc., etc., etc. if YOU yourself are lost and need to breathe.
"Siguro naman may karapatan din ako malungkot at mapagod?"
PUSHED TO LIMITS. The Megastar also poured her heart out, writing strong words about people she chose not to name.
"I am tired of being all things to all people, and I realize no one has really done or been the same for me. "
She wrote, "I am a human being.
"I want to rest my mind, body, heart and soul.
"You know the phrase "Give and take?" Ako si "give," lahat sila halos si "take."
"I have been taken advantage of, used, abused, pushed to my limits that they should thank God that I am a Christian and have been raised well by my parents otherwise my shooting (not with a camera) and archery skills would have already been put to good use on them."
Sharon said that she should be retiring now and enjoying her life, but instead, "I work like a horse when what I should be doing is working only on what I wish to and only when I want to.
"No one will save me from my concerns, mostly created by other people who, unlike me and some I work with now, call everything wrong "just business.
"I have changed inside me," she declared.
"I still cannot put my finger on it but I now know one thing is that I am no longer taking any b______t from anyone.
"And I am tired of having to often "act" in real life too when I should be acting only in front of the cameras.
"It is scary to realise that you have gotten so used to acting like your life is perfect the minute you have an audience, and knowing that you'd rather be on the floor crying.
"Maybe that's why my laugh over the years has only gotten bigger.
"I have become an expert at compartmentalising my feelings that I can focus instantly on a topic and let whatever my problem is take a backseat for the moment.
"That can be a good thing, but again, that scares me.
"I am tired. More inside than outside.
"This is me. I am open and I don't care. Take me or leave me. I'd rather show my heart than pretend I don't have one."
At the end, she thanked everyone for the "love, support, encouraging words."
"Now please don't worry about me na. I am okay. I always am.
"Happy Mother's Day to all you mommies out there.
"Will be home soon!
"God bless us all and I love you."