Jeric Raval on daughter AJ plagued by pregnancy rumors: ‘Kung buntis, at least ‘di pala baog’
Jeric Raval has denied claims that his daughter AJ Raval is expecting a baby but noted that he does not see a problem if the actress actually gets pregnant.
The action star addressed the pregnancy rumors during his interview with comedian Ogie Diaz, for the latter’s YouTube vlog last Monday, Aug. 1. Jeric admitted being hurt by the negative remarks directed at his daughter and recounted that he called AJ when the pregnancy issue arose again last month.
“Sabi ko kay Bats (AJ), ‘Bakit hindi mo sagutin?’ Sabi sa akin, ‘Nagsawa na ako sa kasasagot Tatay Eric, three months ago, four months ago,'” he narrated to Diaz. (I told [AJ], “Why don’t you address it?” She told me, “I got tired of answering it, dad, three months ago, four months ago.”)
Jeric then pointed out that when he called AJ to talk about the rumors, she was in Angeles City to finish shooting a movie project.
“Tinatapos niya ‘yung movie niya sa Viva… Hindi [s’ya buntis]. Bakit siya nagshu-shooting kagabi?” he told Diaz. (She is finishing her movie with Viva… She is not pregnant. Why would she be shooting last night?)
Given this, Jeric added that he sees no problem if, in the end, AJ is actually pregnant.
“Kung buntis, eh ‘di mabuti, at least hindi pala siya baog. At saka ewan ko, bakit ginagawa nilang problema ‘yun kapag ang tao buntis,” he joked. “‘Pag buntis eh ‘di manganak. Ang masama ‘yung nabuntis ka, kabuwanan mo na hindi ka pa makapanganak, problema ‘yun.”
(If she is pregnant, then good, at least she is not infertile. I don’t know why people are making a woman’s pregnancy a problem. If she is pregnant, then she should give birth. What is worrisome is if a pregnant woman reached full term but has not given birth yet, that is a problem.)
Speculations that AJ is pregnant has been circulating for months now and had already been dismissed by the actress last June.
However, it arose again last month when entertainment columnist Cristy Fermin claimed that an unidentified source apparently confirmed AJ’s pregnancy. Fermin also suggested that Raval’s supposed pregnancy was the likely reason why the actress had to leave a certain movie project.
AJ then denied the rumors again and explained that she tested positive for COVID-19, which is why she was not able to finish the movie project.
Meanwhile, Raval has been romantically linked to her fellow actor Aljur Abrenica since last year. The actress confirmed in October 2021 that they were in the process of “getting to know each other.”
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