Top-rating program The Legal Wife undoubtedly catered to every Filipino viewer’s penchant for all things fierce and wild from the riveting take on its narrative to remarkable dialogues until the most scandalous catfights. And through the online buzz it incessantly creates, we just know for certain that fans couldn’t get enough of the iconic series. So, to satisfy everyone’s fascination and stir old feelings of gigil, here’s a Toplist dedicated to the most passionate female squabbles between the show’s legal wife and mistress.
Female friendships often come close to acting like real sisters. Such was the case of Monica (Angel Locsin) and Nicole (Maja Salvador), before the latter overlooked that even sisters do not share everything, especially a husband. Just by listening to their sentiments as they sifted through a series of petty bestie issues at the start of the series, we already had a glimpse of how they would end up as enemies. We knew they’ve always been headed to a major bump because of Nicole’s insecurities and self-centeredness which she, whether it’s valid or not, blamed to her miserable past. Nicole’s heart has always been drenched in self-pity for being lonesome and she envied Monica for being surrounded by loving and supportive people. And as much as Monica wanted to extend her patience over Nicole’s endless drama, she couldn’t pretend like a saint who would never get pushed to her limits.
Until, the dreaded ‘crime’ happened – Nicole sharing an affair with Monica’s husband, Adrian (Jericho Rosales). When confronted about it, Nicole once again switched the self-pity on and used that, along with envy, as an excuse to somehow justify her stupid mistake. The devastated legal wife, of course, attacked her bestie-turned-enemy with insulting words until they ended up pulling each other’s hair down the floor. Monica called Nicole names, with ‘snake’ being the worst bullet wounding the mistress’ dignity and sense of self-respect.
The battle heated up when Nicole refused to raise the white flag and even continued begging for Adrian’s affection, forcing Monica to don her feistiest persona. We definitely loved the fearless Monica for dropping by Nicole’s office and for telling her to stop using her feelings as ticket to gain sympathy.
Attending a masquerade party wearing identical gowns, the two women low-key exchanged provoking remarks. But then again, the legal wife was on fire as she told Nicole to back off, sent her out of their table, and confronted her in the comfort room. Still on that same venue, one of the most unforgettable confrontation scenes between Monica and Nicole happened.
Monica caught Nicole desperately seeking Adrian’s attention, prompting her to hit the mistress with a high-heeled shoe. But, instead of bowing down in shame, Nicole even shouted the confirmation of her and Adrian’s affair for the other guests, and later the whole world, to hear. Monica went full throttle as she slapped Nicole and walked out, with eyes burning with fury.