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Pokwang defends Lee O’Brian amid speculations split caused by third party, money

/ 11:06 AM July 13, 2022
Pokwang and Lee O'Brian

Pokwang and Lee O’Brian (Image: Instagram/@itspokwang27)

Pokwang came to her former partner Lee O’Brian’s defense amid speculations that their breakup was caused by a third party and financial issues.

The comedian spoke up on her separation from the American actor in her interview with Nelson Canlas for “24 Oras” yesterday, July 12, as seen on its Facebook page on the same day.

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“Una sa lahat, walang third party, in all fairness kay Papang (Lee). Hindi rin pera. [Hindi] ho, walang ganon,” she told Canlas. “Siguro ano lang kami… napagod.” (First of all, there is no third party, in all fairness to [Lee]. It is not money either. No, it was not like that. Maybe we just got tired.)

Pokwang described O’Brian as “mabuting tao (good person)” and “mabuting ama (good father).”

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“Nasasaktan lang ako do’n sa mga nababasa ko kesyo palamunin ko raw. Masipag po iyong tao,” she added. (I just get hurt when I read people accusing him of mooching off of me. He is a hardworking person.)

Pokwang added that she opted to keep the breakup to herself for months because she often wants to face problems on her own.

“Hangga’t kaya ko, ako lang. Hangga’t kaya kong itago sa mga anak ko, hangga’t kaya kong huwag iiyak sa kanila, lahat ng burden, gusto ko ako lang,” she said. (As long as I can manage, I keep it to myself. As long as I can keep it from my children, as long as I can avoid crying to them, I want all of the burden to just be mine.)

For now, Pokwang will be focusing on her work, but vowed that she and O’Brian will be there for their 4-year-old daughter Malia.

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Posted by 24 Oras on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Breakup speculations involving Pokwang and O’Brian have also been circulating online after Pokwang changed the label of her gourmet food product from “Pok-Lee,” a combination of her and O’Brian’s name, to “Mamang Pokwang’s Gourmet.”

Pokwang’s friend and fellow comedian Ogie Diaz revealed last July 8 that the couple had separated since November 2021. Pokwang then confirmed her breakup with O’Brian last Sunday, July 10, saying it has been seven months since they parted ways. She did not disclose the cause of their split, but stressed that they ended their relationship “peacefully.”

Pokwang and O’Brian met in 2014 on the set of the film “Edsa Woolworth,” and started dating in 2015. They welcomed Malia in 2018. Aside from Malia, Pokwang also has a daughter, Mae, from a past relationship.  /ra

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