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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.

Jan 25, 2016

Gabby Concepcion & Rey Abellana Are Together In 'Because Of You', With Rey As Daughter Carla's Dad & Gabby As Leading Man

GABBY CONCEPCION and Rey PJ Abellana are contemporaries. Rey was even Sharon Cuneta’s leading man in “Bukas Luluhod ang mga Tala”. Now, Rey plays the dad of his real life daughter, Carla Abellana, in “Because of You”, while Gabby is Carla’s leading man. Which is why Gabby jokingly calls Rey his dad on the set of their hit show. What is Rey’s reaction to this?

“Wala akong naririnig,” he laughs. “Ganyan talaga kami magbiruan niyan. Sa pictorial pa lang ng show, actually, ni-remind ko siyang contemporaries kami. Sabay pa ngang nanganak si Sharon at si Rhea (his former wife) sa mga panganay namin sa Makati Medical Center.”

How did he feel when Gabby became Carla’s leading man? “Okay sa’kin kasi si Gabby, mabait yan, edukado. Okay naman sa’kin kahit sinong makapareha ng anak ko. Hindi ako nag-aalala. Silang dapat mag-alala sa’kin kapag hindi maganda ang treatment nila sa anak ko.”

So he approves of Carla’s rumored romance with Tom Rodriguez? “I trust my daughter. She’s smart, she knows better. It’s her choice at maingat naman yan.”

This week, the rivalry of Gabby as Jaime and Rafael Rosell as Oliver over the attention of Carla as Andrea becomes more intense. Gabby punches Rafael for being impolite to Carla. Rafael ends up in jail and Carla tells him all she can offer to him is just friendship. As for Gabby, he tells Carla that he has no intention at all of patching things up with his former wife, Valerie Concepcion as Veronica. Does this mean that the love affair between Gabby and Carla is about to bloom in full? Let’s wait and see.