In May of 2019, lead stars of Sino ang Maysala? Mea Culpa Jodi Sta. Maria and Bela Padilla graced the show in clashing colors, as though living up to their onscreen rivalry. Jodi looked every inch a goddess in a white top-and-jeans ensemble while Bela looked equally elegant in her laced black dress.
In the said series, Jodi played Fina, a plain mother whose world revolved around her children. Her life became a living nightmare upon losing her sickly daughter, Joy, to a human trafficking syndicate.
Bela, on the other hand, played Juris, a hotshot lawyer with a simple goal in life – to help others. But her principle was put to the test when her group of friends accidentally hit a woman, who would turn out to be the suspect in Joy’s abduction. She would take the child in and love her as her own.
In a segment, the duo answered netizens’ questions. Some fans assumed that Bela didn’t greet BFF Kim Chiu during the latter’s birthday that year, igniting rumors that they weren’t on good terms. Bela clarified that she remembered Kim on her special day but the greeting was sent via private message. Bela added that she’d rather not be showy about personal matters. She believes that things are stripped off of their value and sincerity once exposed on social media.
There was also an assumption that Jodi sftill keeps the presents she got from her teenage beau, Baron Geisler. The Kapamilya actress revealed that she still has Baron’s painting. She left the artwork at her old house years ago and she just saw it again during a visit.