Pampi on separation with Jodi Sta Maria
Pampi Lacson has finally ended speculations about the status of his marriage with actress Jodi Sta. Maria. In his statement aired last Sunday, March 6, on TV5’s “Paparazzi,” Pampi admitted he and Jodi had indeed separated.
“Inaamin ko na na ang pagsasama naming mag-asawa ay kasalukuyang dumadaan sa isang matinding pagsubok. Isang pagsubok ito na pinagsisikapan naming mahinahon na malampasan alang alang sa aming anak at kapwa pamilya. It has been seven months since we silently parted ways,” the statement said.
Pampi, son of Sen. Panfilo Lacson, clarified that he did not physically hurt Jodi as what rumors claim. He also appealed to the public not to solely blame him for whatever happened to their marriage. The negative issues according to the statement had been causing more pain to their family, most especially to their son, Thirdy. Jodi herself corroborated Pampi’s denial in a recent radio interview with dzMM anchor Jobert Sucaldito.
“We would have maintained that silence until we resolve the issue about our marriage when the malicious and totally eroneous reports came out. I particularly would like to take exception to accusations that our situation came about solely out of my wrongdoings. Sa mga nagpaparatang na pinagbubuhatan ko ng kamay ang aking asawa, nagkakamali po kayo. Hindi ko po magagawa na manakit ng babae lalo na kung siya ang ina ng aking anak. Hindi po makakatulong sa aming kalagayan ang ganitong maling paratang. Sa halip, nagdudulot lamang ito ng dagdag na pasakit di lamang sa kalooban namin ni Jodi kundi pati na rin sa aming anak na si Thirdy. Sa ngayon wala na pong ibang mahalaga sa akin kung di ang magandang kinabukasan ng aking anak. Patuloy po akong umaasa sa inyong panalangin at pang-unawa.”
Meanwhile Jodi has chosen to keep mum about the issue after Pampi’s statement was released.
Star Magic, which handles Jodi’s career, instead released its official statement aired on ABS-CBN’s “SNN” on the night of Tuesday, March 8. “We respect Jodi’s decision not to comment on her marital issue. We hope that the public understands as Jodi and Pampi care for the welfare of their son. Thank you,” the Star Magic statement said.