Angelica Panganiban gets emotional on Melai Cantiveros baby news-A A +A
Thursday, September 19, 2013
MANILA -- Angelica Panganiban revealed she shed a few tears when good friend and "Banana Split" co-host Melai Cantiveros confirmed to she's pregnant with her first child.
Melai called Angelica when the latter was in Singapore for a short break. Angel initially thought the Pinoy Big Brother alumna was just joking, but she refused to budge on the issue.
"Nung una naman niyang sinabi, talagang natuwa ako ang tawa ako ng tawa kasi akala ko talaga na joke siya. Kasi si Melai na parang inosente lang. Sabi ko sa kaniya bilisan mo kasi long distance (call). Tapos sabi niya, 'Twinny, buntis ako, nagdadalang-tao ako.' Tapos natawa ako. Sabi ko, 'anong punchline mo?' kasi akala joke siya," she told Sun.Star and other entertainment press at the set of "Banana Split."
But when they ended the call, Angelica said that's when everything sunk in.
"Para kong kapatid 'yun, pinuprotektahan ko 'yun over my dead body. Nung nalaman ko, parang 'paano na si Melai?' Yung pangarap niya sa pamilya niya, 'yung mga gusto niyang itayong business," Angelica said.
Angelica knows that with a baby on the way, Melai wouldn't be able to focus on her career.
"Magkakaroon na siya ng ibang prayoridad. Ang focus niya andun, kung magtatrabaho siya ang kita niya mapupunta doon (sa baby). Alam naman natin na breadwinner siya," the actress added.
Angelica also clarified that she's not against Jason Francisco, boyfriend of Melai. She's just concern on how things will work between the two.
The Kapamilya actress added that she saw Melai when the couple broke up and she doesn't want to see her friend hurt again.
"Nakita ko kung paano siya nung naghiwalay sila. Araw-araw na umiiyak and nakita ko 'yung pain, kung paano siya nakapag-move on."
She hasn't seen Melai since the latter told her the baby news. But with the couple's interview on "The Buzz" last week, Angelica is certain that her friend is truly happy.
Angelica said, "Ngayong nasa ibang level na sila, andoon yung takot ko kung kakayanin ba niya 'yung ganoon kalaking responsibilidad. Pero nakita ko naman sa interview nila na masayang masaya silang pareho."
Melai is currently on a short break from show biz because of her pregnancy. The comedienne is keen to go back after her first trimester. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)