Carla Abellana not giving up on love despite regret in marrying Tom Rodriguez
Carla Abellana might have just been through a painful separation from ex-husband Tom Rodriguez but she remains hopeful that she will meet the love of her life at the right time.
The Kapuso actress made the revelation on a lie detector vlog uploaded on Bea Alonzo’s YouTube channel on Sunday, Feb. 5, where she opened up about her thoughts on romance after her failed marriage, as well as answering questions about her former partner. The topic was brought up by Alonzo after she asked Abellana if she would ever fall in love the same way she loved Rodriguez.
“I’m hoping that I will fall in love again. Hindi naman siguro impossible (perhaps it’s not impossible),” Abellana answered. However, she clarified that romance is not a priority at the moment.
Abellana also candidly admitted that she regretted marrying Rodriguez, although she initially hoped that it would be a lie.
“Siyempre, gusto kong sabihin na ‘no’ kasi kahit papaano, kung paano tayo pinalaki ng kultura natin, dahil Catholic din ako, na parang no regrets ka dapat kasi part ‘yan ng plan ni God. But then honestly, kung si Carla, tanggalin mo lahat ‘yun, then yes. Talagang nagsisi ako[ng pakasalan siya],” she said.
(Of course, I want to say no. Since I’m a Catholic, we come from a culture where we have to face things with no regrets since it’s God’s plan. But then personally, as Carla, remove all of those, then yes. I really regretted marrying him.)
The “Rosalinda” star also noted that she has been seeing changes in herself since her split from Rodriguez, but clarified that she would rather not work with him again in the future.
“Honestly, nasa process pa ako (I am still in the process) of changing. I wouldn’t say that I am already a changed person, but I can definitely see changes already na unti-unti pa lang nangyayari so, mahabang process siya (slowly happening so it’s a long process),” she added.
Abellana then stressed that she is never getting back with Rodriguez again, saying that while she believes in second and third chances, she doesn’t agree in giving a fourth or fifth chance.
“There has to be change, ‘yun bang ganun (if that makes sense). Hindi pwedeng paulit-ulit na (It can’t happen over and over again,” she said.
Abellana and Rodriguez tied the knot in October 2021, but speculations about their marriage going south started as early as 2022 when fans noticed that they haven’t been following each other on Instagram.
The Kapuso actress eventually broke her silence about their relationship status in June 2022, saying she was “disrespected, betrayed and was made to look stupid” by her ex-husband. Rodriguez, who’s an American citizen, also confirmed in the same month that their divorce had been finalized.
It is unknown, however, whether Abellana and Rodriguez’s marriage has been nullified in the Philippines, as of this writing. EDV
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