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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.

Feb 25, 2016

Carla Abellana Admits Tom Rodriguez Is Her Special Date On Valentine's Day

WE VISITED the set of “Because of You” and got to talk with the three leads: Gabby Concepcion as Jaime or Boss Yummy, Carla Abellana as Andrea and Rafael Rosell as Oliver. All of them expressed their surprise at how big a hit the show has become, especially Gabby who’s been playing mostly father roles lately but now gets to play a top leading man again in this series.

“He’s appeal is ageless,” says Carla about Gabby. “Kahit saan kami magpunta, mesmerized sila. Marami na siyang dating fans but because of our show, maraming members ng younger generation na nagiging instant fan niya.”

Is she also mesmerized by Gabby’s appeal? “Siempre. May nagsabi nga, kahit sinong lalaki raw, basta napatabi sa kanya, pumapangit. But we all know he’s married at ako, I prefer a single guy dahil I don’t want a complicated relationship gaya ng kay Andrea in our show because Gabby’s four children are resisting her. Pero si Gabby here, annulled na ang marriage kay Valerie Concepcion.”

Although she and Tom Rodriguez won’t officially admit yet that they are on, Carla admits that they were each other’s recent Valentine date. They went out for dinner and Tom gave her flowers. Other than that, she won’t reveal anything else.

This week, Gabby’s kids locked him inside the stockroom with their mom hoping this will make him reconcile with Valerie as Veronica, but they didn’t succeed and their dad just reprimanded them. The rivalry between Gabby and Rafael for the attention of Carla intensifies, especially when Rafael gets to do a tango dance number with Carla. Gabby, in turn, has no choice but to make his ex-wife his own dance partner.

They all meet again in a resort owned by Gabby and Valerie tries to outshine Carla as they parade on the poolside in their sexy swimsuits. Carla says she’s ready to give up Gabby for good so he can go back to his family and be happy with his kids. Meantime, Joyce Ching as Cheska, Gabby’s eldest daughter, had a fight with her boyfriend Enzo Pineda as Sonny, who told her to get off his car. A snatcher. then attacks her but she finds a knight in shining armor who rescues her in Kristoffer Martin as Nate, who she thinks is rich but is actually just working in a car shop and whose real name is Nato.