Hiwalay na sina Romnick Sarmenta at Harlene Bautista pagkatapos ng halos dalawang dekada ng pagiging mag-asawa.
Over coffee at Salu Restaurant, shocking para sa amin ang rebelasyon ni Harlene tungkol sa relasyon niya sa aktor.
Taon na rin naman daw ang binilang ng pagkakaroon nila ng unstable relationship, pero ngayon lang napag-desisyunan ng dalawa na maglabas ng joint statement na magkukumpirmang hiwalay na sila.
Narito ang kabuuan ng opisyal na pahayag ng dating mag-asawa: “Romnick and I have five beautiful children, whom we love and treasure very much -- we have spent many years together as best friends and partners in everything that we have done. Even more so in raising our family. We will always be great friends if not the best of friends.
“With the greatest respect and mutual love, wanting nothing but happiness for each other we have decided to part ways.
“We would like to appeal for privacy, for our children and for each other as well.
“Being public figures, we know that this will not go unnoticed -- and we didn’t want speculations, rumors and gossips to destroy the wonderful memories we share, the peace that we continue to have as best friends.
“We both decided that it would be best to issue a statement, in an intention to let this be the first and last time that we talk about it.
“Neither he nor I wish to speak at length about the matter, seeing as to how we had been able to keep the fact for as long as we have.
“We request that our individual supporters, friends and family refrain from making comments or issuing statements that may hurt or offend not only ourselves, but most importantly our beloved children.
“We thank you, for the prayers and support -- and most of all for respecting our wishes.
“God bless you!” pagtatapos ng pahayag.