MARIAN Rivera shrugged off Friday any negative comments about her stemming from her controversial shirt Dolce & Gabbana shirt.
Just recently, the television actress and Heart Evangelista made headlines over the authenticity of the latter's shirt.
Evangelista's French friend Anne, who uses the Instagram handle @anne_bonhomme, hinted in a comment to a post that Rivera was wearing a counterfeit D&G shirt, which prompted the fans of the Kapuso Primetime Queen to defend her.
"Is there any debate when this Marian girl is wearing a fake one? The design in Arabic is supposed to have a banana," @anne_bonhomme said in a comment to one Instagram post.
Later on, the personal shopper of Rivera came out and defended her client and said the t-shirt is legitimate. The shopper said that everything she sold to Rivera and her other clients were not fake.
At the "Tadhana" press conference held Friday, May 19, the actress spoke for the first time on the issue and said she does not understand why some people fuss over a shirt.
"Maliit na bagay. At para sa akin, hindi yan ang magiging basehan para usisain kung anong klaseng pagkatao meron ka. So para sa akin, hindi big deal talaga. Dedma," the actress said.
Meanwhile, Rivera set the record straight over her supposed rift with Andrea Torres, leading lady of her husband, Dingdong Dantes, in GMA-7's "Alyas Robin Hood".
Gossips said Rivera got jealous of Torres but the former denied the rumor.
"Ang pagkakaalam ko wala kaming problemang dalawa bilang parang ate-ate niya ako. At pag may problema siya, sa akin din naman din talaga siya lumalapit," Rivera said.
She added that Torres might have had a hard time clarifying the issue as she was also going through something when she was interviewed.
"Siguro kaya ganun din ang sagot ng bata e hindi din niya alam yung isasagot. Ayaw din niya ng intriga. Sinabi namna na wala, so patayin na lang natin," Rivera said.
Rivera said she understands that gossips are all part of show business.
"Hindi naman natin maiwasan dahil nasa showbiz ako. Nung una siguro, nung baguhan ako, mahirap siguro. Pero sa tagal ko sa showbiz na paikot ikot natuto na ako tsaka may mga pagkakataon yung mga intriga siguro may mga pagkakataong tumahimik ka na lang na hindi mo naman kailangang ipaliwanag o i-build up ang sarili mo pero may mga pagkakataon sigurong kailangan ding magsalita
She said she wants to focus on the positives, like her successful career and happy family life.
"Mas maraming biyaya ang natatamo ko at wala akong katiting na dahilan para i-entertain ang ganyang mga bagay. At siguro na magandang ipagdasal na lang kung ano yung happiness na meron ako doon sa tao o sino man na ma-share ko iyan sa kanya."
Right now, Rivera said she couldn't ask for more as she's given a loving husband and a healthy daughter.
"Tama na. Andiyan na 'yung asawa ko, yung anak ko, may trabaho ako, may mga taong nagmamahal sa akin, at andiyan ang mga magulang ko. Walang way or posisyon na i-entertain ko ang mga ganyan," she added. (SunStar Philippines)