Couples inevitably go through relationship issues like jealousy. For Mariel Rodriguez, her husband, actor Robin Padilla has this innate appreciation for women, making her a bit jealous at times.
In this throwback episode from Tonight with Boy Abunda, Mariel described her level of jealousy as “cool but not that cool.” As a partner, she feels hurt when Robin gets a little close with other women but it has become less intense than before.
“Hindi ko alam kung saan ako kukuha ng time para magselos. Pero minsan, may konting gano’n pero madaling i-brush off because wala namang masamang ginagawa si Robin. Parang ang sama ko na nun kung magselos pa ako,” she told veteran host Boy Abunda.
However, in her guesting back in 2018, Mariel admitted to feeling jealous over a morning talk show host. She slightly confronted Robin while watching his guesting on TV, telling him, “Kanina mo pa nilalandi si ano, ha?” to which he replied, “Hindi ko nilalandi ‘yan, ah!” Then, they resumed watching the episode as if it were nothing.
“It’s just a woman’s ‘ano’ lang, mga wala lang. Not even worth talking about. Pwede nang i-delete ‘tong conversation na ‘to,” she quipped.
The Kapamilya host-actress also understands that her husband has a deep appreciation for women, and she no longer finds it offensive. “Robin is always so, may konting appreciation.”
The King of Talk told her, “Mariel, that wouldn’t be Robin kung walang landi,” to which she replied, “Kaya nga, eh. It’s innate, eh. Kaya kailangan ko lang rin sabihin para he knows na may limitation na tayo.”
Asked if there was a time Robin got jealous as well, Mariel answered that she’s always been careful because she doesn’t want to stir conflict. Besides, it wouldn’t look good on her image as a woman.