I have to admit I was saddened when the news about President Noy and Shalani’s romantic split broke out. What could have happened? I was really rooting for Shalani Soledad as a very fitting First Lady, even though that’s like asking for the moon ( you know how bachelor types are!) The girl simply has HUGE mass appeal. And she did campaign hard for the President. In fact, it was during one of her interviews during the campaign that gave us an insight into how good a man he is and convinced me that he’s the right candidate to lead the nation.
Sigh, sigh, sigh. If the President broke up with Shalani because of the influence of people within his circle, it was quite ill-advised. I just think that no socialite, yuppie or some other person that the President will date in the future will come close to the appeal and charisma of the lady councilor from Valenzuela. Just saying 😀
However, I just grabbed the latest copy of YES Magazine November 2010 issue and it tells a different story. Did Shalani take P-Noy for granted all along??? YES tells of a previous interview that Kris Aquino had with Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) where the irrepressible presidential sister heard her only brother pouring his heart out to elder sister Ballsy while they were in the hospital during the late President Cory’s cancer treatment.
“Kris recounted that she pretended to be asleep so she could eavesdrop. And that was how she learned that Noy was unhappy, she said in Kris-speak, about Shalani being forever late, taking forever to return his calls, and just forever not treating him more affectionately,” says YES Magazine.
Whatever has happened is water under the bridge now and God knows they will be together again IF destiny says so.
In the meantime, Shalani’s life has taken on another fairy tale twist when she met and reconciled with her real father recently, that father being former Banco Filipino chairman Adolfo ‘Adi’ Aguirre.
In a news report published in today’s Manila Standard, Shalani finally reacted to persistent rumors that she has a lovechild.
” I was never pregnant,” the newspaper quotes her as saying, followed by Evelyn San Ramon, Shalani’s mother, who said: “That’s a lie. She never bore a child. ”
For Ms. Shalani, may we recommend this book: 😀