Bela Padilla Still Refuses To Talk About Marian RiveraSome wounds remain unhealed. Bela Padilla gives the impression that she is still not ready to talk about Marian Rivera. The two have a three-year perceived feud after a rumored incident in the taping of their TV drama in 2010.
Padilla was part of the supporting cast of the TV soap ‘Endless Love’ three years ago. The show starred Rivera, her real-life boyfriend Dingdong Dantes, and Dennis Trillo. It was an adaptation of the hit Koreanovela of the same title, which first aired in GMA-7 in 2003.
Padilla and Rivera allegedly had a rift when the latter became jealous because of Padilla’s friendliness towards Dantes. According to rumors, Rivera allegedly accused Padilla of intentionally seducing Dantes. To make matters worse, some people claimed that Rivera and another female cast, Janna Dominguez, cornered Padilla in the comfort room and confronted her right there and then.
According to reports, Padilla supposedly got traumatized by that incident. It was not confirmed or denied whether that alleged incident really happened. But some people have denied it. Neither Padilla nor Rivera gave comment. It was an open knowledge then that the two were forced to attend a meeting organized by the network’s management. Since that closed door meeting, nothing has been heard again about the supposed incident.
Meanwhile, the two actresses have not had a chance to meet again. There were reports that they don’t get to see each other even if they are both in the set of ‘Party Pilipinas.’ Some witnesses even assert that Padilla had been victimized by bullying and booing by Rivera’s fans whenever she appeared in the Sunday variety show.
After three years, it seems that the issue has not been resolved. However, both actresses give hint that they would be civil if they would bump into each other.
The two would be pitted against each other this year in FHM’s list of sexiest women. Rivera is currently holding the top position so far, while Padilla is reportedly at No. 8. Voting is still open. Rivera made waves when she finally agreed to grace the cover of the popular men’s magazine a couple of months ago.
In an interview, Padilla said she is not updated about the tabulation for that list. She said she is not promoting herself or asking her fans to vote for her. She revealed that she would be happy in whatever rank she would land in the list, if ever she makes it to the cut this year.
Asked if she would ever entertain the idea of being Rivera’s rival in GMA-7, Padilla simply shrugged off. She declined to comment when asked if there is a possibility that she would be the next primetime queen of the network if ever Rivera would decide to jump into another network after her contract expires in August.
Padilla closed the interview by revealing that the two of them have not yet seen each other since their gap. It seems like the world is still so big for these two Kapuso actresses for them not to meet eye to eye.