1. Tricia Centenera reveals Gab Valenciano had confessed
"He did say sorry," she said in an exclusive interview with Pep.ph. "The girl’s parents, who he cheated with, they apologized to me as well," Tricia added. She says it's difficult but she's a firm believer in giving people a second chance. "Gab got quite a few [second chances], and at the end of the day, he just didn’t want to be in a marriage. So it’s like, okay, if you didn’t want to be in a marriage, there are other ways that you could have gone about it instead of doing what he did," she said. Tricia says he doesn't hate Gab, who is making up for his mistakes now by cooperating with the legal proceedings and settlements. Gab also wants to see their dogs, and is helping Tricia buy a new car. "He knows that he was in the wrong. So he is doing what he can do to help me as a friend, but make up for what he actually did. It’s very noble of him," she said.
According to Tricia, they were only legally married in the U.S. and only had wedding celebrations here, so divorce is a real possibility. However, they are already based here and at least one of them needs to personally file the papers in the U.S. The two would have celebrated their second wedding anniversary today, October 13. (pep.ph)
2. Nadine Samonte cries foul over use of her daughter's photos by another woman
"I know everyone loves and likes our daughter and naa-appreciate namin un ng sobra-sobra, natutuwa nga kami na madami din nagmamahal sa baby namin," the new mom posted on Instagram. The photo shows a screenshot of a Facebook post by a certain Gerlie Joy Alegado, who claimed that she gave birth on October 1 to a healthy baby boy, but using one of Heather Sloane's photos that Nadine posted on Instagram a month ago. She said she and her husband Richard Chua are fine with people using her daughter's photo as their profile picture or sharing them online. "Pero I just don't like this post na sinasbi mo anak mo siya. It’s not right. Pls stop doing this kasi hindi po sya nakakatuwa," Nadine stressed. (gmanetwork.com)
3. Robin Padilla hopeful he will be present when Mariel Rodriguez gives birth
As his wife Mariel Rodriguez's due date draws near, Robin Padilla remains hopeful that his newest U.S. visa application would allow him to be with her before she gives birth in November. "Mabuting tao naman ako sa palagay ko at hindi naman ako gagawa ng gulo doon. Kailangan ko lang suportahan ang aking asawa," he said in an interview aired on Tonight With Boy Abunda. Robin had to go through a more complicated procedure to get a U.S. visa as he had a prior conviction for possession of illegal firearms back in 1994. "Hindi ko naman nakikita na may problema, siguro nag-aantay lang tayo," he added. While waiting for the outcome of his newest visa application, the two are staying in touch via video calls. On Instagram, Robin posted a video of Mariel giving her a tour of her room and having her heparin shot. (abs-cbn.com)
4. Janet Jackson finally confirms pregnancy!
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The 50-year-old music icon finally went public about her pregnancy and did so by showing off her glorious baby bump. "We thank God for our blessing," Janet told People exclusively. Pregnancy rumors started when Janet announced in April that she was postponing the second leg of her Unbreakable World Tour in May. "I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband [Wissam Al Mana] and I are planning our family. So I’m going to have to delay the tour," she said in her video announcement. "Please, if you can try and understand it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can" she said. At that time, Janet was reportedly already in her second trimester after having gone through fertility workups. Janet is super excited, doing extremely well, and "actually feels very good about everything," a source told People. (people.com)
5. Wonder Woman is the U.N.'s newest ambassador for women empowerment
The DC Comics superhero character, Princess Diana of Themiscyra, will be the new honorary ambassador for the United Nation's (U.N.) campaign aimed to empower women and girls. The U.N. is honoring Wonder Woman to celebrate her 75th anniversary and to promote gender equality worldwide. Empowering women and girls is fifth among the international agency's 17 goals to transform the world with sustainable development in the next 15 years. To reach this goal, it entails ending violence and discrimination against women, providing women and girls access to education and leadership opportunities, ensuring reproductive rights, and strengthening current legislation on women’s behalf. Wonder Woman is set to be given the title on October 21 at a ceremony at the U.N. headquarters in New York to be attended by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, and some "surprise" guests. (theverge.com)