Manila, Philippines – Sa YouTube live stream last Sunday na may titulong “BB.uncut: Chapter 2- You And Me Against World,” BB admitted that it was at the height of Rustom Padilla’s career in the year 1993 when the gay issue about him surfaced.
Ilang ulit nang pinabulaanan ni Rustom ang mga tsismis na nag-join siya sa isang gay beauty pageant but the rumor persisted.
Lahad ni BB, “Pumasok yung 1993, ang ganda nung pakiramdam niya.
Sa pagkakatanda raw ni BB, oo nga’t nagkaroon ng pagkakataong sumali si Rustom sa isang pageant but it was a male pageant.
Part raw ito ng isang male pageant na bahagi ng isang event sa pinasukan nitong kolehiyo sa Baguio City.
“Pero male pageant yun, yung Mister and Miss Human Sciences.
“For sure, nandun siya sa Mister. Wala siya sa Miss,” BB. bantered.
Sabi ni BB, hindi raw alam ni Rustom kung paano niya lilinisin ang kanyang pangalan sa gay rumors na ito.
For you to defend your masculinity is very gay already so ayaw nga ni Rustom yung issue.
In his Youtube vlog last June 21, 2020, BB said that Rustom even had a confrontation with a writer about the gay issue and it was Carmina Villaroel who tried to pacify them.
While mediating between Rustom and the entertainment writer, Carmina addressed Rustom as honey.
The following day, headline sa mga tabloids na officially on na sina Rustom at Carmina.
As an aftermath, natabunan nung ‘Mag-on na si Rustom at si Carmina’ yung gay issue.
Looking back, they only did one movie and that was Hindi Magbabago that was shown in the year 1994.
That same year, ikinasal rin sila at nagkahiwalay some two years after (1996).
A few months after the separation, nagpetisyon ang dalawa na ma-annul ang kanilang kasal na iginawad naman ng Pasig Regional Trial Court.
Their marriage was finally annulled last June 2002.
Some four years hence (2006), Rustom admitted that he was gay at the ABS-CBN reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.
On the other hand, Carmina and her long time partner Zoren Legaspi got married in the year 2012.
Their twins Cassy and Mavy are now both 19 years old and contract stars to boot by GMA-7.
BB, on his part, has migrated to the United States since the year 2016.
He is now based in Los Angeles, California, kung saan ipinagpapatuloy niya ang kanyang modeling at acting career, while working on the side as an Uber driver.
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