Action star Robin Padilla revealed that his older sibling BB Gandanghari now works as an Uber driver in the US.
Robin shared the news in his recent guesting on ABS-CBN’s daily morning talkshow “Magandang Buhay”. Despite worrying for her, he however assured that BB is doing well.
“Nandoon siya sa America nakikipagsapalaran. Uber driver siya doon. Medyo kinakabahan lang ako dahil siyempre America ‘yun. Hindi ko naman kabisado ang mga tao doon. Kung saan-saan siya minsan pumupunta. Nagko-cross country siya para sa mga hindi niya kilala. Okay na okay si BB,” he said.
He also shared that among his siblings it was BB, formerly known as Rustom Padilla, who was closest to him. In fact, it was because of their tight bonding that he often got into brawls fighting off people who teased his brother when they were younger.
“Noong mga bata kami, kaming dalawa talaga ‘yung magkasama niyan. Kaya siguro 80% ng away ko, tungkol sa kanya ‘yun kasi lagi siyang tinutukso noong araw. Siyempre kapatid ka, masakit sa tenga mo ‘yun. Hindi ko makakalimutan na kaming dalawa talaga ang magkasama noon. Hanggang ngayon. Iba na nga lang ngayon dahil babae na siya ngayon,” he said.
She may not be here for the moment but he left a video message for her brother congratulating him for the success of his reunion movie with megastar Sharon Cuneta.
“Congratulations sa isang napakalakas na pelikula. I feel so nostalgic about the ‘Maging Sino Ka Man’ days. Congratulations to you and Sharon. Tama ang lahat ng naririnig ko because wala kayong kupas. Itayo natin ang bandila ng mga ’90s. You are the icon of the ’90s. I’m really very happy for you,” BB said.
In closing, BB told Robin to invite her should they have any US screening.
In the ’90s, Rustom was a hunk and a heartthrob himself. He has a very successful team-up with then young star Carmina Villaroel. They starred in a few movies and eventually their on-screen tandem ended up in marriage. They however separated. It was when Rustom joined Kapamilya reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” that he made the big reveal.