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Carla Abellana looks back on decision to marry Tom Rodriguez: 'Yes, talagang nagsisisi ako'

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Feb 06, 2023 8:15 pm Updated Feb 06, 2023 11:21 pm

A year after saying "I do" to Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana admitted that her marriage to the actor is a phase in her life she looks back on with a heavy heart.

The celebrity couple got married on October 23, 2021, after six years of being together. But, like a heartbreak movie or teleserye, their marriage was embroiled in controversies that led to their separation months later.

In the vlog of fellow actress Bea Alonzo published last Feb. 4, Carla revealed whether or not she regrets getting married to Tom. The actress answered Bea's questions as part of her vlog's lie-detector challenge.

"S'yempre gusto kong sabihin, 'No,' kasi kahit papano from 'yun bang pa'no tayo pinalaki sa kultura natin, dahil Catholic din ako, na parang no regrets dapat kasi part 'yan ng plan ni God, mga ganun, ganun," Carla began.

"But then, honestly, kung si Carla [lang], tanggalin mo lahat 'yun, yes, talagang magsisi ako... kasi hindi ko pa talaga alam if yes or no," she continued.

And although the 36-year-old star is a believer in second chances, she is no longer open to rekindling her relationship with her ex-husband.

During the interview, Carla noted that she would say "yes" to second chances, "but not fifth, sixth, seventh, eight..."

She explained, "Everybody deserves a second, even a third chance.... Kaya nga 'chance' e, 'di ba? There has to be change. Di pwedeng paulit-ulit."

Asked if she would be willing to speak with Tom again, Carla admitted she doesn't see herself doing so, but she wouldn't close her doors just yet because they are "in the same industry."

"Anytime soon, no. [Pero] I wouldn't say naman never," she added.

Still and all, Carla sees that the challenges she has been through in her past relationship are gradually turning her into a better person.

"Honestly, nasa process pa ako of 'yung changing. I wouldn't say I'm already a changed person, pero I can definitely see changes already na unti-unti pa lang nangyayari so, mahabang process sya," she said.

The actress also remains hopeful about her love life. "I'm hoping that I will fall in love again," Carla said. "It's not in my head space [yet], but hopefully, I will."