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Beauty guru Cathy Valencia clarifies issues on past romance with Diether Ocampo

by Jerry Olea
Dec 16, 2019
Dr. Cathy Valencia on ex-boyfriend Diether Ocampo: “I don’t know about him anymore. I mean, we were not talking. He was out of my life. It was a good memory."
PHOTO/S: Jerry Olea / Instagram

Nilinaw ni Dr. Cathy Valencia ang mga nagsulputang intriga kaugnay sa pagkakamabutihan nila noon ng aktor na si Diether Ocampo.

“Meron pang na-write up na nasa Polo Club daw ako, pinapanood ko siya, nagko-coffee raw ako,” sabi ni Cathy nang makapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) nitong Disyembre 14, Sabado ng hapon, sa Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic, Icon Plaza, BGC, Taguig City.

“I don’t even drink coffee.

“May ganoon, may mga ganoong story pa, na habang nagpo-polo siya, ganyan-ganyan.

"Basta, may mga ganoong story. Sabi ko, ‘Oh, my God! Grabe talaga.’”

Kumusta na sila ni Diether?

“We’re not... I don’t know,” pag-iling ng celebrity doctor.

“I don’t know about him anymore. I mean, we were not talking.

“He was out of my life.

“It was a good memory,” matamis na pagngiti ni Dra. Cathy na hindi namin mawari kung may bahid ng pait.

“Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! It was good memory.”

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THE MERCEDES-BENZ RUMOR

Wala iyong Benz-Benz? Saan kaya nanggaling ang isyung niregaluhan niya noon ng Mercedes-Benz si Diether?

“Wala, because he bought a Benz talaga.

"So, parang isip lang nila, saan kumuha? Kasi, wala namang... I mean, di ba?

“No, I mean, wala namang work. Sorry, sorry!

"Walang work... at that time. But he sold his property. Yeah.

“He sold his property, iyong house and lot, but it’s a small house and lot.

"It’s worth P16M something lang. So, he bought that Benz.

“So, iyon ang kapalit.”

Nagreregalo ba siya ng Benz?

“Hindi ako nagreregalo! Mukha ba akong nagreregalo ng Benz!” mabilis na sansala ni Dra. Cathy, na napapikit pa, “Ako ang nireregaluhan. Di ba? Hindi talaga.”

SINGLE PARENT

Single parent si Cathy. Mag-isa niyang pinapalaki ang nine-year-old son.

Umaasam pa rin siyang makatagpo ng makakatuwang sa buhay.

“I’m always praying for my soulmate. Of course, I want to fall in love again,” mataman niyang saad.

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“I dream na ma-complete pa rin iyong family namin, someone who will also love my son. Someone who will also love me, of course!

“So, that’s my prayer—a God-fearing husband, who would love me, and would be passionate.

“Not only for the money, oo. You know, I don’t mind having someone na... sabi nila, ‘Dapat, mas mataas sa ‘yo! Dapat ganito, same level.’

“I don’t mind it kasi, basta someone who is loyal, would love me, and kahit ano iyong meron siya, would offer me, di ba?

“Hindi iyong... meron ka nga, nakakuha ka nga ng billionaire, but doesn’t want to spend it with you, iyong money niya, di ba? So, wala rin.

“Wala ring time sa ‘yo, di ba? Walang time and, you know... so it’s pointless to dream about that kind of man.”

Sana ba hindi taga-showbiz? Sana foreigner? Idinadasal ba niya iyon?

Napakunot-noo si Dra. Cathy, “I don’t know the... I don’t know yet.

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"But, yeah, maybe not show business.”

Nagka-trauma ba siya sa taga-showbiz?

“No! Definitely not! I don’t get traumatized,” maigting na pakli ni Dra. Cathy.

“Anything, kahit na masaktan ako. Or showbiz, you know.

"May mga ibang suitors na still in showbiz but I don’t get traumatized.

“I choose wisely now. I want...

"Kasi, probably, that was when I was at my lowest, that’s why I was vulnerable, and I wanted to be happy.

“And also to mask the pain of the separation. 'Coz, you know, my ex-husband, he was my boyfriend since I was 18.

“He was my first boyfriend. So, uhm, kaya it’s really heartbreaking noong time na yun.

“That’s the lowest point of my life. I was vulnerable.

"And I wanted someone to, you know, comfort me. Probably. And he was there to offer that.

“And you know, it’s part of life. Ahhmm, God made me walk that path for me to realize something.

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"I’m still waiting for some breakthroughs in my life.

“That’s what I mean. Hindi na yung... I will find him. Sana, he will find me naman.

“I don’t go out kasi. You know, I met him when I was consulting him. He had a consultation with me. So, I met him in the clinic.

“I don’t really socialize and go out.

"Not even Tita Annabelle [Rama], sa kanya lang, pag nangungulit talaga iyan, ‘Let’s go out! Let’s go to this event!’

“I’m a homebody person. That’s why you don’t see me, di ba?

"You don’t see me out there, socializing and nagpi-PR, ganyan-ganyan. Hindi masyado.

“Medyo shy type ako, e. But medyo nagiging comfortable na ako right now.

"This is not my normal self. Noon siguro, before talaga, I will hide from press people!”

BEING COURTED BY SOMEONE FROM SHOWBIZ

Ano ang reaksiyon niya kapag nililigawan siya ng mga taga-showbiz?

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“I’m still flattered but when they ask, ‘Yeah, soon.’ Ganyan, we’ll hang out.

"Ganoon lang,” napangiting tugon ni Dra. Cathy sabay hawi ng kanyang hair.

“I think, pag nagkikita naman kami, minsan I give them chances naman.

"Siguro, nakikita nila na hindi naman talaga magkiklik, or ganoon, di ba?”

So, iyong politician from Batangas, nanligaw lang?

Tila naaalangang sagot ni Dra. Cathy, “Yeah, I think, yes.

"He’s been asking for us to go out on a date, but I’m always busy and I said, ‘I don’t want to date a politician.’

“Politicians are worse than showbiz people. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Sinabi ko sa kanya iyon.

“I told him that. ‘You know, politicians, I don’t date.’

"‘Grabe ka naman!’ My ex-husband is a politician.

“When we got married, I asked him to quit, the politics.

"And when we got separated, he went into politics again. So, I don’t really like politics.

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“I always dream big, but I want the simpler things in life.

"Still simpler things in life. Things that make me happy are the simpler things in life.

“So, it’s still just... to walk in the park while holding hands. Ganyan. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Picnic! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”

May certain age range ba iyong idinadalangin niyang suitor or soulmate? Halimbawa, between 40 and 60? Huwag naman below 40?

Napangiti muli ang 48-year-old celebrity doctor.

“Huwag naman ano, huwag naman... Siguro, puwedeng 38! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” mataginting pang paghalakhak ni Dra. Cathy.

SINGLE PARENTS

Tampok si Dra. Cathy at ang endorsers ng clinic na sina Ruffa Gutierrez at Sunshine Cruz sa bagong TVC na ang tagline ay “Beauty is limitless.”

Pahayag ni Dra. Cathy, “The three of us have experienced so many hardships in life. All three of us are single parents.

“We stood up, and rose above all the challenges in life.”

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Kabilang pa sa endorsers ng kanyang skin clinic sina Marco Gumabao, Enzo Pineda, Michelle Dee, at Shaira Diaz.

Ikasiyam na sangay ng Cathy Valencia Advanced Skin Clinic iyong nasa BGC. Iyon din ang flagship clinic ng kumpanya.

Kabubukas lang ng skin clinic niya sa Nagoya, Japan. Meron din sa Tokyo. Gusto niyang mag-expand sa iba pang mga bansa.

Nagbabalak siyang mag-open ng skin clinic sa London (United Kingdom) at Spain.

Next year ay ilulunsad na ni Dra. Cathy ang CV skin products.

Sa Pebrero 23, 2020 ay may malaki silang event sa Manila Polo Club, ang Valencia Polo Cup.

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Dr. Cathy Valencia on ex-boyfriend Diether Ocampo: “I don’t know about him anymore. I mean, we were not talking. He was out of my life. It was a good memory."
PHOTO/S: Jerry Olea / Instagram
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