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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 16, 2016

Maricar De Mesa Now Feels More Independent & Is Dating Again After Marriage To Cager Don Allado Broke Up

MARICAR DE MESA had a long vacation in the USA and didn’t accept any soap for one year. She’s now back in the new GMA-7 Afternoon Prime drama series, “Magkaibang Mundo”, that starts airing on May 23 after “Eat Bulaga”.

“There were two other offers but I declined,” she says. “Then ‘Magkaibang Mundo’ came and I asked who the director is, si Mark Sicat de la Cruz daw. I’ve worked with him before when he was still with ABS-CBN and he’s okay, so I said, sige, I will do it. At saka maganda naman ang role ko as Criselda, mother ni Dion Ignacio at may ari kami ng isang mall. Magiging kontrabida kami kay Louise de los Reyes na nagustuhan ni Dion and siempre, ayoko siya para sa anak ko kasi katulong lang siya nina Gina Alajar.”

So how is she doing now after her separation from cager Don Allado? “Ongoing pa rin yung annulment case namin after two years. Sana nga, we get the annulment soon.”

Why? Is she in a hurry to get married again? “No naman. I just want to feel free again. The vacation abroad did me a lot of good. Nakapagpahinga ako and I realized that after what happened to my marriage, mabait pa rin si Lord sa akin. I feel more independent now at mas nakakapagdesisyon ako sa sarili ko. I got to meet a lot of new people, too.”

So does she have a new love? “Dating pa lang. With a foreigner. I don’t want to put any label on our relationship yet kasi hindi pa annulled ang marriage ko. Also, I’m more careful now. When it comes to relationships, wala na kong panahong makipagbolahan o makipaglaro pa. I want someone who’s mature at has a good potential to be my partner for the rest of my life.”