ROBIN 'SHOCKED' WITH BROTHER RUSTOM AKA BB GANDANGHARI
[PHOTO - ROBIN PADILLA]
MANILA, MARCH 22, 2012 (ABS-CBN) Actor Robin Padilla admitted that things are not well between him and his brother Rustom Padilla, who is now known as BB Gandanghari.
Talking to reporters during a press conference for his endorsement of remittance company Moneygram on Wednesday, Padilla said his wife, host Mariel Rodriguez, wanted to have a reunion since Gandanghari is currently in town.
Gandanghari, who has been based in New York for the past two years, returned to Manila early this month.
“Gusto ni Mariel na magkaroon ng reunion kasi dumating nga si Rustom. Gusto niya magsama sama kaming magkakapatid. Parang siya ang naging daan para magkausap-usap ang magkakapatid,” Padilla said.
Without going into details, Padilla said he is “shocked” with his brother.
“Shocked ako eh. Lalo na ako,” he said.
[PHOTOS - RUSTOM PADILLA, NOW BB GANDANGHARI
According to rumors, Gandanghari has had a sex change operation, although he declined to discuss the issue in an interview with another network.
Instead he told Rodriguez, who did the interview, that “whatever you’re seeing now is a manifestation of how I really feel deep inside.”
“And I’ve made decisions in my life and I guess (they’re) the best decisions I’ve made. It made me surer, it made me happier, more peaceful,” he said in the TV5 interview.
It can be recalled that Rustom Padilla admitted that he was gay when he was a contestant on the first "Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition."
A few years later, he announced that "Rustom Padilla is dead" and is now BB Gandanghari.
Robin Padilla, however, is not closing the door on his brother.
“Darating tayo d’yan. Sa ngayon, hindi kami okay,” he said.
“Sa mga paniniwala medyo magkaiba kami ng tinatahak,” he added.
Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi
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