Naging biktima ng pamba-bash ang Kapuso actress-beauty queen na si Kelley Day, 23, nang lumabas kamakailan ang balitang nagkabalikan na raw sila ng ex-boyfriend na si Inigo Pascual, 22.
Nag-ugat ito sa larawang lumabas kung saan kasama ni Inigo si Kelley sa isang okasyon ng pamilya ng Kapamilya actor-singer.
Nag-react dito ang fans ng MarNigo, ang bansag sa tambalan nina Inigo at Maris Racal.
Paglilinaw ni Kelley, hindi sila nagkabalikan ni Inigo.
"I know I'm getting bashed so much because people think we're together, but we're not.
“There's a reason naman why we're exes, and that reason still stands.
“We're just friends, honestly,” pahayag ng Filipino-British actress nang makausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa 18th birthday party ni Ylona Garcia sa Palazzo Verde, sa Las Piñas City, noong February 29.
Ipinaliwanag ni Kelley kung saan nanggaling ang kuwento at larawan na magkasama sila ni Inigo at ang pamilya nito.
Lahad niya, "I went to the blessing of his new house, kasi his mom invited me, kasi we're very close.
“Ayun, dun kami nagkita, but it wasn't through him.
“His mom kasi, when I was new in the Philippines, she was really, like, very helpful to me…
“Like, I was living on my own and she became, like, a second mom to me.
“My mom and Inigo's mon were very close din.
“I keep the relationship going with Inigo's mom, even me and Inigo are not together anymore.
“I have, like, utang na loob sa kanya forever.”
Si Inigo ay anak ng aktor na si Piolo Pascual sa dating girlfriend nitong si Donna Lazaro.
ARE THEY STILL SEEING EACH OTHER?
Tinanong din ng PEP.ph kung nagkikita at nagkakasama ba sila ni Inigo sa ilang okasyon at gimikan?
Sagot niya, "Not really, only if we, like, bump into each other.
"We have the same friends, group, same, like, barkada.
“But I don't really intentionally see him, like, go out of my way to see him, or plan to meet up with him na, like, mag-isa lang.
“We're, like, group naman."
Ayon pa kay Kelley, malabo na ring magkabalikan sila ng ex-boyfriend, lalo't wala sa prayoridad niya ngayon ang pakikipagrelasyon.
"For me, no, it's not really something that I look for.
"I don't have a boyfriend.
"I had a two-year relationship, it was great, but, you know, it’s time for me to just figure myself out before I commit myself to someone else."
May mensahe ba siya sa ilang MarNigo fans na namba-bash sa kanya?
Saad ni Kelley, "I don't know, I thought wala na yung love team.
“I mean, it's great, it's great to have fans or supporters.
“But, at the same time, I think fans should also support the individuality of the people in the love team.
“So, for me, when I see people turning against Inigo because of the false rumor, people who are fans of MarNigo before are now against him or Maris, whatever…
“Just appreciate them for their talent or craft, that's all.
“It doesn't really affect me. I'm used to it, so bahala sila.”
MISS ECO INTERNATIONAL 2020
Sa ngayon ay abala si Kelley sa paghahanda para sa Miss Eco International 2020, kung saan siya ang kinatawan ng Pilipinas.
Ibinahagi ng beauty queen ang mga training na ginagawa para sa international beauty pageant na sasalihan.
“I'll be leaving next month to Egypt for the competition.The coronation will be April 11.
"The walking training, Q-and-A training, personality development...
“Siyempre, fitness din, maintaining a good body. Just try to sleep as much as possible."
Pagtatapat ni Kelley, hindi niya pangarap noon ang maging beauty queen, pero natutunan niyang pahalagahan ito dahil sa nakita niyang pagpapahalaga ng mga Pinoy sa beauty pageants.
"Actually, not naman. Overtime, I developed an appreciation for the pageants, especially in the Philippines because they really look up to pageant queens.
“They really make sure that it's not just about the looks, but the brain as well.
“It made me interested to join the pageant and want to experience something new."