Alice doesn’t live here anymoreBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
“It was a mutual decision to file for divorce,” Alice says. “It’s difficult, but it came to a point where what used to work is no longer working for us.”
She clarifies that their separation has nothing to do with her show biz comeback or their not having kids. “He has always been supportive of my career. When I left show biz to relocate with him to Canada, I went into real estate which I’m still doing now,” she explains. “Our choice not to have a baby is a very sensitive matter. I would like to have kids too, someday, if God allows it.”
Alice admits that she’s quite scared of being single again. “It’s the fear of the unknown,” she sighs. “I just hope people won’t trivialize my situation. They don’t know what I’ve been through, not just in my marriage but in other aspects of my life. I wouldn’t use my personal life to propel my career. I hope people won’t judge me.”
Falling in love with someone new is the farthest thing from her mind right now. It may take some time before Miss “I Can Feel It” could get that lovin’ feeling all over again.
No good-byes for Nora
There’s no truth to the buzz that the character of Nora Aunor in TV5’s “Never Say Goodbye” has been bumped off.
A network insider says the Superstar has been sickly and needs to rest. Some twists were added to the series to fill the gap while La Aunor is recuperating.
Noranians need not fret. Ate Guy is not about to say “Bye!”
Ogie on TV5
Ogie Alcasid doesn’t deny that he may move to TV5. “I’ve been talking with MVP (TV5 big boss Manny V. Pangilinan) since last year,” he reveals. “But I can’t disclose anything yet. If it’s God’s will, then so be it.”
He is revved up for his V-day concert, “Foursome” with Regine Velasquez, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez. “Mart and I had been planning this even before Reg and I got married,” Ogie says. “This year, everything fell into place. Tickets are sold out so we are already planning a repeat as soon as Reg’s voice is in top condition. We both have acid reflux every now and then.”
He surmises, jestingly, that the condition comes with age. “To take care of our voices, we try to sleep as much as we can. When baby Nate is asleep, tulog na rin kami.”
Isn’t he worried about Jessica Sanchez’s concert, which will be on V-day, too?
“Everybody’s welcome to perform here,” he says. “Kanya-kanya kaming market. The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit is not antiforeign acts. They’re good for tourism. We just hope for reduced taxes, so producers will be enticed to mount more OPM concerts.”
Ogie is looking forward to their family vacation in New York. “We make it a point to meet up at least twice a year because we miss one another so much,” he says. “The kids are growing up so fast; we have to stay updated on each other’s lives.
Regardless of our unusual setup, Michelle (van Eimeren, his ex-wife), her husband Mark (Murrow), Reg, Nate, my daughters Leila and Sarah and I are one solid unit.”
Ogie has beautifully blended his past and present. No sour notes there. For sure his tomorrows will be in perfect harmony.
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