We’ve seen this two singer-actors’ relationship bloom, but these days we’re hearing a different tune. In a recent news article, Janella Salvador speaks out about Elmo Magalona’s supposed physical abuse. And we have all the details you need right here.
Keeping distance, growing apart.
This is how the Funfare article described this new issue that started out when Janella Salvador speaks out about Elmo Magalona, specifically on his tendencies to physically hurt her in their relationship. Yikes!
We first saw this couple together in their 2016 ABS-CBN teleserye called ‘Born for You’, that aired on September of that same year. And you can watch how their relationship first blossomed in the show’s trailer right here.
Janella and Elmo haven’t admitted to their off-screen relationship here yet. Elmo was still in a relationship with a different singer-actress at that time—Janine Guttierez, after all.
Although by October of 2016, Janine publicly confirmed that her relationship with Elmo Magalona was in fact over. The actress said that it was mostly because of scheduling conflicts, and we can’t really blame ’em. This was when the two actors were in different television stations, and we understand that their calendars won’t be in synch with each other’s.
Janine Guttierez on the Janella Salvador Speaks Out About Elmo Magalona Interview
Asked about the Janella-Elmo break up, Janine says,
Ako, ang reaction ko diyan, wala, kasi as long as I know na wala naman akong ginawang masama, I’d rather stay out of that ‘cos I’m not involved naman…Of course I do feel bad. But I’m always gonna be here for Elmo, syempre more for Elmo ‘cos he’s my friend. If I have to comfort, I’m gonna be here for him naman.
And so by October 22, Janella and Elmo attended their first ever Star Magic Ball with each other. And we’ve got receipts!
Yep, Elmo even asked Janella out like this.
And here they are together.
But in the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball, a lot of people noticed that Janella Salvador went stag!
— ABS-CBN PR (@ABSCBNpr) September 29, 2018
Which is quite, because last year, Janella and Elmo were all smiles with each other!
Oh, these memories bring tears to our eyes, knowing about the whole Janella-Elmo issue that’s in all the sites right now!
Quotes from Janella Salvador
But enough about reminscing. Let’s go back to the facts that we have right now. We’ve compiled quotes from Janella Salvador herself for you to see the situations for yourself.
It was not an accident…I decided to speak up now because I want to stop the lies.
Janella, then talked about an incident where Elmo supposedly hurt her physically. She said that this occurred when they were “social[ly] drinking,” at a party hosted by the actress’ friend. Her then-boyfriend was reported to have “a drink too many”, and she was forced to slap Elmo in this incident.
But that wasn’t where the interview on Janella Salvador speaks out about Elmo Magalona ends. The actress adds that,
It was not the first time that he hurt me…The first time happened months earlier. He claimed that he didn’t remember what he did, maybe because he had a drink, and he asked for forgiveness and I gave him a chance. I told him, ‘Next time, don’t bring yourself to the point that you will hurt someone.’ He promised naman that he wouldn’t do it again.
The actress also says that, she knows that Elmo is now seeking help, and that’s something she supports. Specifically, this is what she said,
I know that Elmo has also been seeing a psychiatrist…He’s seeking professional help. I support him on that. It’s good that he recognized the problem and he’s addressing it.
The singer-actress also assures everyone that in this Janella Salvador speaks about Elmo Magalona interview, she means well. Saying that,
My purpose in speaking now is not to shame him or to put him down; I just want to correct the lies being spread against me and my mom, and to let the truth out; I thought long and hard before I decided to speak out. I gave (Elmo) the chance to speak up and own up to what he did but it seems that somebody is stopping him from doing it.
And in closing this Janella Salvador speaks out about Elmo Magalaona issue, Janella also said that,
For two years, I focused on Elmo and myself. This time, I am giving more attention to myself. He hurt me and I cannot, can never tolerate that.
We support the singer-actress in her last statement. Although how you guys would see this whole Janella-Elmo issue is up to you.
So let us know, what do you think of this Janella Salvador speaks out about Elmo Magalona interview? Do you think she did the right thing? And do you think that Elmo should speak up too? Let us know in the comment section below. Or better yet, let us know your thoughts through our Facebook and Twitter @UDoUPh accounts. We’d love to know what you guys think about it.