Binasag na ni Rina Navarro ang pananahimik niya tungkol sa diumanoý pagtataksil sa kanya ng kanyang fiancé at ng aktres na itinuturing niyang matalik na kaibigan.
Pero hindi niya binanggit ang mga pangalan ng mga taong sangkot sa isyu.
Pamilyar ang pangalan ni Rina dahil siya ang producer ng Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo, ang bioflick na pinagbidahan ni Robin Padilla na official entry sa 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Member din siya ng Cinema Evaluation Board ng Film Development Council of the Philippines.
Nang pumutok ang balita na nagsimula sa isang blind item, tumanggi si Rina na magsalita o magpainterbyu, kaya marami ang nagulat sa desisyon niyang ihayag ngayong hapon ang kanyang saloobin.
Narito ang kanyang pahayag:
“To be betrayed by the person you love, and by a person you consider your friend & treated like a sister is one of the most heartbreaking feelings to wake up to everyday.
“I cant even find the most appropriate word to describe it.
“You see, I was widowed at the age of 25, but I fell in love again, and thought I was living a fairytale because we have been truly happy together.
“I thought that my husband’s death was the worst experience in my existence, but now I realized that betrayal is even more painful than death.
“I write this today, to ENCOURAGE women, first of all.
“That despite any heartbreak that you might have had, or have at the moment, to have hope and believe in love, that it will come at the right time, and with the right person.
“You deserve respect and love. Always.
“And if this is not given to you, you have the power to give it to yourself.
“For every trial that comes your way, you can always stand up like I did.
“You may fall, men can crush you, your friends or your career may betray you, but you can always, always, stand up.
“I want to get out of this, not jaded about love, but hopeful, that God allowed this unfortunate and undeserved pain to happen to me, because He is preparing me for something greater.
“God will never fail to bring out the truth and take care of us. That is for sure.
“Today marks the 30th day of my journey that's why, I’m very grateful for my family, friends, and my children who continue to give me the strength to face each day renewed and stronger.
“As for the people who have hurt me, I want you to know that you might have broken my heart, but you have not crushed my spirit.
“So thank you, because in truth, what you have done to me, might have just saved me, without you knowing it.”
POSTSCRIPT. Isang malapit kay Rina ang nagparating sa Cabinet Files ng balita tungkol sa desisyon niyang huwag nang ituloy ang pagpapakasal sa kanyang fiancé na government official dahil sa betrayal na naranasan.
Nakatakda siyang umalis ng bansa ngayon para magpahinga, mag-soul searching at balang araw ay bumalik sa Pilipinas na mas matatag at higit na maganda ang pananaw sa buhay, sa tulong ng Diyos.