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Carla Abellana looks none the worse for wear after breakup of marriage

Leah C. Salterio - The Philippine Star
Carla Abellana looks none the worse for wear after breakup of marriage
‘I’ve been okay,’ a smiling and beautiful Carla tells the entertainment press. ‘The blessings have been coming in. I’ve been doing TV guestings from time to time. I have appearances and my calendar gets busy now.’
Photo from actress' Instagram account

MANILA, Philippines — Carla Abellana looks none the worse for wear after going through the breakdown of her marriage with husband Tom Rodriguez. They were married for less than a year, after being together for seven years.

“I’ve been okay,” a smiling and beautiful Carla told the entertainment press. “The blessings have been coming in. I’ve been doing TV guestings from time to time. I have appearances and my calendar gets busy now.”

After going through this pandemic for nearly three years now, Carla still feels tentative about the new normal that everybody has been dealing with lately.

“There are so many people,” she surprisingly observed. “There are members of the press and I get interviewed again. I’m very familiar with this. I’m happy to be here. Excited.”

Carla’s last public appearance was in the GMA Gala Night in July at the Shangri-La at The Fort.

Early next year, the actress is also scheduled to do another teleserye in the afternoon prime of GMA Network.

She recently faced the press for her latest product endorsement, Collagen by Watsons. “This is not just an endorsement or a specific skin care product,” Carla pointed out. “Let’s face it, even if you’re a guy or a girl, products like Collagen also help you to build your confidence.

“This is not just meant to beautify yourself or take care of your skin. It also boosts your confidence. That’s important. This is perhaps not for everybody, but this is also for your confidence. A lot of it is for your own good.”

This pandemic, Carla admirably learned soap-making and candle-making. “That’s something that I really enjoy,” she attested. “Those are new output and activities for me. They make me happy.”

Admittedly, she is not in a position yet to give advice to other women who went through the same personal experience as she did.

“Maybe one day, I can answer all the questions and give advice to other women. I live one day at a time. I don’t think about what I will do tomorrow, where I will be next week or what I will do,” Carla said.

“My best friends, all of whom have been with me since we were children, have always been there for me. They are my support system up to now. My family also helps me constantly. I also help myself. That’s important.”

Without going into details, the recent events in Carla’s life, especially the break-up of her marriage with Tom Rodriguez at the start of 2022, undoubtedly affected her confidence.

Carla at the event for her latest product endorsement, Collagen by Watsons.

“That’s a big question. That’s a loaded one. I have many answers for that. Baka abutin tayo ng bukas if we will go one by one. In life, we really go through ups and downs. We all have our own problems, personal issues, those are part of life.

“Not a year passes by when you don’t go through something important or challenging in life. Whether you’re on top, you’re happy, you’re at your best or you’re not, there will always be problems that will come unexpectedly.

“That is part of God’s plan. That’s how it is. But that doesn’t mean you can be crushed or punished. It’s how you will overcome or manage. That’s not necessarily a problem or hardship in life. You just have to experience them.”

Like any other celebrity, Carla also experiences “hardships, problems, pressures, personal issues” that the public may or may not know about.

“The Lord simply wants you to be strong,” she said. “You need to experience all that so you will return to the Lord. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you always face problems and hardships in life.

“Your strength will be tested, of course, even your faith in God. You’ll see who can really help you. Who are out there for you.

“There are so many factors in bringing back your confidence again. That’s not yourself alone. It’s not just one person who can help you. We are also human. We experience problems and hardships.”

Carla is now building her dream house on a lot she purchased back in 2018. “Just this year, construction of my house started,” she proudly shared. “Very exciting, but at the same time, scary because of the expenses.

“We started construction in March. The progress is fast. Grabe ang gastos. Construction materials spiked up, affected by the fuel increase. But thankfully, I manage. There is always enough that I can set aside for construction.

“At the moment, I still cannot picture the house clearly. It’s just the shell. Just the structure. I still cannot fully visualize. Although my architect and interior designers are always around. They submit their renderings and photos for all floors, the walls, roofing.

“Maybe when they start working on the fixtures, I can imagine and appreciate the construction. That’s more exciting for me. I’m very excited. Next year, the house will be finished and I can move in.”

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