While fans are still ‘mourning’ over the controversial JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre) split-up, Martin Nievera is asked about his opinion on the said matter. The veteran singer thinks that the current generation of love teams are fiercer and wiser. He adds that young pairs nowadays have the guts to be open about their relationship as opposed to his prime years when couples keep on denying everything.
Martin knows exactly what James and Nadine are going through as he also experienced a publicized breakup with ex-wife Pops Fernandez. “Everything we did was in front of the cameras. We became friends, fell in love, had children and separated all on cameras,” shares Martin. And just like the JaDine fans, Martin and Pops’ supporters also had a difficult time getting over with the breakup. The good thing is the ex-couple’s relationship was built on a strong foundation of friendship and this keeps them still bonded until this moment. Martin wishes the same thing for James and Nadine.
Indeed, Martin carries no bad blood with Pops and his second ex-wife Katrina Ojeda. Proving so is a photo shared online showing the three of them celebrating Christmas with their kids and even Pops and Katrina are in good terms. “They need to be friends because they are both mothers to brothers. It’s a God-given gift,” says Martin after joking that he felt awkward seeing his exes talking with each other.
The Concert King and Queen are set to serenade fans and music lovers in a Valentine’s show titled “Together Again.” Martin is then asked to deliver his favorite Pops Fernandez song. He goes for “Never Say Goodbye” not just because he wrote it but he’s also in love with its melody.
To end the show, Martin takes on a game where he reveals his stand on various subjects. He believes that money is needed but not important, while ego shall never be a part of anyone’s job description. “Why not?” his short response when asked about marriage. “Be careful when you’re past 60,” he quips about the topic on sex. Martin says he hates birthdays but nevertheless, Boy Abunda surprises him with a cake to celebrate his upcoming birthday on February 5.