Camille Prats denied all speculations that the Prats family has a hand in the breakup of her brother John and beauty queen turned actress Bianca Manalo.
It was last Wednesday, May 30, when Bianca confirmed the end of her seven-month relationship with the Pinoy Big Brother host on evening news program Bandila.
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The ex-couple, in their separate post-breakup interviews, refused to state the main reason behind their split.
John, 28, merely said, “Ayokong magsalita kasi may respeto ako sa babae and I don’t want to go into details.”
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Speculations about the cause of the John-Bianca separation broke out.
Implicated in the issue are Sexbomb dancer Sunshine Garcia, the alleged third party, and John’s family, who purportedly has been unsupportive of the relationship since it began.
Camille refuted the latter allegation at the press conference and launch of her new talk show, Mars, last night, June 5, held at the 17th floor of the GMA Network Center, Timog Avenue, Quezon City.
The actress and now talk show host told the invited press, “Kung ano man nangyari sa kanila, that’s between the both of them.
"It has nothing to do with our family.
“Sa kanilang dalawa na lang po yung kung bakit naging ganun yung pinatunguhan ng relasyon nila.”
CAMILLE ADVISES KUYA. John’s most recent breakup resulted to detractors calling him a “playboy” and a “heartbreaker.”
Camille defended John, stating that her “Kuya” is in fact getting frustrated over his failed relationships.
“Kasi sa totoo lang, napu-frustrate siya kasi he’s reaching the point in his life wherein he wants to settle down.
“'Tapos, medyo nalulungkot siya na hindi pa niya makita yun.”
The 26-year-old actress, mother, and now talk show host advises her “Kuya” to quit being frustrated.
Camille advises him, “Darating yun sa 'yo. At ‘pag nakita mo yun, alam mo na agad na yun na yun.
“So, don’t plan it, ‘wag mong pilitin. Darating 'yan sa 'yo, kung talagang para sa 'yo.”
She likewise mentioned that her brother is offended over the criticisms that say his “hobby” is switching from one girlfriend to another.
Camille relayed what John told her: “‘In all fairness naman to my relationships, matagal naman. Saka when I have a girlfriend, I really stick to one.’”
Camille says that recently, she comes home from work and stays up late talking to her brother.
“Puyat na nga ako sa taping, pag-uwi ko, puyat pa ako sa pakikipagkuwentuhan sa kanya… kasi I really want him to be there for him…
“Sa aming dalawa, si Kuya yung medyo weak!
"Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Ano ka ba, Kuya. Kailangan matibay ka! Matibay pa ako sa 'yo, ano ba?’ 'Tapos natatawa na lang siya.”
RESPECT THEIR DECISION. Camille believes, nonetheless, that John will get through.
“I’m sure kaya niya yun. Kaya niya yun!”
She expounds, “Siyempre, in life, we look for that partner in life na gusto naman natin [na] lahat ng magiging partner natin we want to, at least, see our future with them.
“So, ‘pag hindi nagwu-work out, masakit, malungkot.
"May pagdadaanan kang phase sa buhay mo na ang sakit-sakit.
"Siya, ganun siya ngayon. Medyo malungkot talaga siya.”
Further pressed to give her two cents on the issue, Camille replied, “Feeling ko nahihirapan sila sa sitwasyon nila ngayon that they’re not together.
She prodded the public to respect John and Bianca’s decision to refuse discussing the reason for their split.
“They’re both public figures [pero] minsan may mga bagay na gusto na lang nating isarili na lang.
“Kung yun po yung gusto nilang gawin, di ba, let’s just let them be.”
Breakups are never easy, says Camille.
She adds, “I’m sure hindi din naman madali sa kanilang maghiwalay, all the more yung pressure pa na tinatanong sila [ng] ba’t ba sila naghiwalay, ano ba talaga yung tunay na dahilan.
“Kung ayaw po nilang sabihin, respeto na lang.”
ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE. Camille says she is not the kind of sister who would meddle in her sibling’s romantic relationships.
“Karamihan naman ng girlfriends niya, kasundo ko naman. Lahat naman naging kaibigan ko. Lahat naman sila naging kaibigan ko…
“I mean, ayoko maging isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit may mahirap pakisamahan or whatsoever.
“I let him do his thing. Buhay niya yun, e!
"His relationships are all his.
“Ako, support lang ako, support lang ako nang support,” she says finally.