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Veteran singer Gary Valenciano has finally broken his silence regarding the marital woes of his son, Gab, and his wife Tricia Centenera.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News and other reporters at the sidelines of the “Ang Probinsyano” anniversary concert last Saturday, Gary said his son is currently doing fine despite the problems that he and Centenera are now facing.
“Gab is okay. Alam naman natin na medyo may mga pagsubok na kanyang hinaharap but I think every family goes through it. We are handling it as a family,” he said.
Gary said his relationship with Centenera also remains the same.
“I’m very close to Tricia. Tricia is always going to be my daughter. Meron talaga silang pinagdaanan but I really would like to tell people, just like all of you watching, there are things na you keep within family because that’s the only way it can be solved. I’d keep it that way,” he said.
Gary also shrugged off rumors that a third party caused Gab and Centenera’s separation.
“There will always be third parties that will come out because Gab is a naturally friendly kind of person. So siyempre kapag medyo mainit-init ang pinag-uusapan, kahit maging mabait siya ng kahit kaunti sa babae, laging mali-link, ‘Uy baka yun ang [third party].’ I don’t think that’s the case,” he said.
While admitting that he is the most affected in their family, Gary remains hopeful that Gab and Centenera’s relationship can still be ironed out.
“I am affected because they are my children. Flesh and blood ko si Gabriel and I love Tricia very, very much. Napakagrande ng kanilang kasal tapos biglang ito ang nangyayari,” he said.
“The thing is I always believe that nothing is impossible with God. Kung ako buhay pa after 38 years of being a diabetic, siguro puwede pang mabuhay at maiwan na masigla at nabubuhay pa rin ang marriage nila,” he added.
In an earlier statement, Gary’s wife Angeli requested for privacy as they try to deal with the situation, saying it is a "family matter."
She went on to note that "everyone makes mistakes."
"The Valencianos' stand: This is a family matter. Not everything you read is true. Everyone makes mistakes. But this is too sensitive a matter to simply make statements about. We request for privacy as we try to handle this hurdle in our life with wisdom and faith," she said.
Last month, Centenera told ABS-CBN News that her husband is asking for a divorce.
She also claimed that Gab was emotionally abusive, and stressed that she is not the unfaithful one in the relationship.
Gab and Centenera got married three times – in a civil ceremony in the United States in 2014, and in Tagaytay and Boracay in 2015.