Not too long ago, veteran showbiz gossip columnist Lolit Solis revealed through an Instagram post that celebrity couple John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna were set to get married in Cebu on either “last week or early February” of this year.
A couple of days after Lolit Solis shared the news to her followers, Ellen and John Lloyd posted a cryptic short clip on the same social media platform. Although there were no names tagged or mentioned on this post, many jumped to conclusion that they were addressing Lolit herself – after the 35-year-old actor wrote, “take it take it.” While Ellen can be heard humming the traditional wedding theme song.
It may seem a simple caption to most netizens, the words “take it, take it” actually have significance to the veteran showbiz writer. In a report published by the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), it was in reference to the controversial event which happened in 1994 Manila Film Festival. This was when Manay Lolit was charged Violation of Sections 200, 315, and 318 of the Revised Penal Code, for “committing acts of grave scandal, abuse of confidence, altering the substance of anything of value, and attempting to defraud or cause damage to others.”
Her full post reads:
Meanwhile, it seemed like Lolit Solis couldn’t care about the couple’s quip. In an interview with PEP, she was quoted as saying:
“Na-flatter ako! Pinagkaabalahan nila ako! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Deny sila nang deny! Pag natuloy ang kasal, saka sila mag-deny!”
“Bakit? Bakit nila ako aawayin? Kasalanan ko bang may tumatawag sa akin from Cebu na nagsasabi ng mga balitang ‘yon?!”
Manay Lolit claimed that she just passed on the news to others. She also said that she will be happy if the couple truly get married.
“Nananahimik ako, ‘no?! Hindi ko nga kilala silang dalawa, ‘no?! Ibinalita sila sa akin, tapos, ibinalita ko. Natutuwa nga ako kung matuloy ang kasal nila, ‘no?! Tapos, magagalit pa sila?!”
When asked what she can say about Beauty Gonzalez – who confirmed that the perennial issue about her best friend Ellen and her beau’s wedding was not true.
Lolit said, “Tumigil siya. Artista siya, hindi siya reporter!”
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