Vilma Santos says Ralph Recto once cheated on her
'Nag-sorry naman siya...Umiyak nga, e! Pero inamin niya, kaya napatawad ko,' she says

FORGIVENESS. Batangas Governor Vilma Santos says Senator Ralph Recto cheated on her before and she forgave him for being honest. Screengrab from GMA News TV

MANILA, Philippines – Batangas Governor Vilma Santos said that her husband, Senator Ralph Recto, once cheated on her in their relationship.

In an interview with Winnie Monsod on Bawal Ang Pasaway, Monday, April 13, Vilma shared how she found about the said affair.

Ang usapan kasi namin, ‘Sabihin mo na sa akin diretso kesa malalaman ko sa iba,’” Vilma said.

(Our agreement was ‘Tell me straight, rather than for me to find out from others.)

Kasi ang malas niya, napangasawa niya ako na nasa entertainment world. Kahit saan siya magtago, kilala ako, matsitsismis siya. Kasi kilala ako, eh sorry ka na lang! 

(Because he married me – someone who belongs to the world of entertainment. Wherever he hides, I am a public figure, and he will be talked about. Because everyone knows me. Sorry!)

Kaya sabi kung may gagawin ka at mahuli kita, aminin mo na kaysa madinig ko pa sa iba,” she added.

(That’s why I said if he is going to do something and I catch him, admit it. It’s better to do that than for me to hear it from someone else.)

Vilma said that Ralph admitted to the affair.

“There was one time na umamin. Oh eh di pinatawad ko,” she said. (There was one time he admitted it. So I forgiven him.)

Tinanong ko, ‘Totoo ba itong ganyan-ganyan?’ Sabi niya, ‘Totoo.’ ‘O, sige! Next time, be careful.’ Nag-sorry naman siya… Umiyak nga, e! Pero inamin niya kaya napatawad ko,” she added.

(I asked him, ‘Is it true, this and this?’ He said ‘Yes.’ ‘Okay. Next time, be careful.’ He said sorry… He even cried. But he admitted his mistake so I forgave him.) 

Vilma also shared that she met Ralph, who is 10 years her junior, when he was only a fresh graduate from college. The couple married in 1992 and now have a son, Ryan Christian. 

Aside from her duties as Batangas governor, Vilma is currently busy doing a movie with Angel Locsin and Xian Lim. –