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MANILA, Philippines – Actress Ana Jalandoni opened up about her verbally and physically abusive relationship with Kit Thompson in an exclusive tell-all interview with Boy Abunda on Saturday, April 2.
In the two-part video uploaded on Youtube, the actress revealed all the other incidents in which Thompson was violent prior to the altercation they had in Tagaytay in March this year.
Still in recovery with some bruises left on her face, Jalandoni narrated how their relationship started and recalled their past fights, including the first, which happened on their way to Pampanga. The two were supposedly drunk, joking about their exes, as they loved to “roleplay.” Thompson got angry all of a sudden, saying hurtful words to the actress after the actress joked about a certain ex from Nueva Ecija.
“Papunta kami ng Pampanga, parang naglolokohan lang kami ng about ex. Nabanggit ko na yung ex ko is from Nueva Ecija. So sabi ko, ‘Oh sige na nga, parang ihatid mo na lang ako sa Nueva Ecija.’ Pero masaya kami nito ah, masaya kami. Nagalit siya sa akin. ‘Ano sabi mo?’ Doon ko nakita na may pagka-agresibo siya na isang ganun [snap], kapag hindi niya nagustuhan yung sinabi mo, nagagalit siya nang mabilis,” she shared.
(We were going to Pampanga and joking about our exes. I mentioned a certain ex from Nueva Ecija. I said, “Go, bring me to Nueva Ecija.” We were happy but he got angry at me. “What did you say?” It was then that I saw that he can be aggressive, one wrong word and he gets angry.)
Jalandoni got scared and was planning to go home, but the two made amends after Thompson apologized.
It was followed by a second incident at the actress’ house when Thompson was fixing the bidet in her bathroom. According to Jalandoni, her boyfriend asked her jokingly who among his friends she likes, to which she answered none at first but suddenly changed her answer, something Thompson took seriously.
“Nagbibiruan ulit kami na ‘Ikaw, sinong type mo sa mga kaibigan ko?’ Sabi ko, ‘Wala, syempre, ikaw lang. Ano ka ba.’ Tapos biglang sinabi ko sa kanya, ‘Alam mo ‘yung kaibigan mong ‘yun, ‘yung may gusto sa akin, kung hindi lang kita boyfriend, ide-date ko yun. Sabihin mo ide-date ko siya.’ It’s a joke diba? For me, it was a joke. Kasi nagjojoke lang nga kaming dalawa. Nagagalit na naman siya,” said Jalandoni.
(We were joking about who’s my type among his friends. I said, “None, of course I only want you.” Then I suddenly said, “You know that friend of yours who likes me, I will date him if you’re not my boyfriend.” It was a joke. For me, it was a joke because we were joking. But he got angry again.)
The actor got so angry and supposedly put the knife he was using to her neck while saying, “Anong sabi mo? Anong sabi mo?” (What did you say? What did you say?) The actress shared that she got scared and went up to her room crying because of what happened.
Like their previous fight, the two made up when Thompson apologized and asked the actress not to leave him.
Unfortunately, another incident followed in February 2022, when they spent the actor’s birthday together in Palawan. Jalandoni narrated that she was tired after a full day at the beach, so she fell into a nap while Thompson was in the shower. When he got out and saw Jalandoni sleeping, he slapped the actress to wake her up and got into a fight, disappointed because he wanted to have sex that night.
“Pagpasok namin sa room, dumiretso siya sa toilet para magshower. Tapos ako, nasa bed ako. Siyempre pagod ako tapos napaidlip ako. Pagkatapos niya maligo, pumunta sya sa akin, sinampal niya rin ako nang gising. Sabi niya, ‘Pu- tutulugan mo lang ako? Birthday ko, nandito tayo sa Palawan, tutulugan mo lang ako?’ Ako naman, ‘Bakit mo ako sinampal? Kit, talagang pagod ako, pagod tayo, nakaidlip lang ako’,” she said.
(When we entered the room, he went to the toilet to shower. I was on the bed. Of course I was tired, so I fell asleep. After he was done, he went and slapped me to wake me up, saying, “Are you just gonna sleep on me? It’s my birthday, we’re here in Palawan, and you’re just going to sleep?” I replied, “Why did you slap me? Kit, I’m just tired, we’re tired, I just fell asleep.”)
In the interview, Jalandoni got emotional and said Thompson always turns into a different person every time he gets drunk— something the actor already made her aware of at some point in their relationship. She stayed and ignored the red flags because she believed she could help him change.
“Mahal ko Tito Boy eh, so tina-try ko eh. Tinatry ko siyang tulungan. Not to be like, fix na, na ayusin ko siya diba. Gusto ko ipaintindi sa kanya na… kasi I know naman na may tiwala siya sa akin na wala akong sasabihing masama sa kanya. Papangaralan ko siya, sabihin ko sa kanya, ‘Kit, huwag ganyan. Kit tigilan mo iyan.’”
(I love him, Tito Boy, so I tried. I tried to help him. Not to fix him exactly but I want to make him understand, because I know he trusts that I won’t say anything bad to him. I tell him, “Kit, don’t do that,” “Kit, stop that.”)
She also told Thompson to seek help for his anger management issues because it was getting out of hand as evidenced by their past altercations.
Two weeks after the Tagaytay incident that broke headlines, Jalandoni made her first public appearance through a press conference, wherein she revealed that she filed complaints of violence against women, illegal detention, and frustrated homicide against Kit Thompson.
There is no official statement yet from Thompson, although Jalandoni said in the second part of her tell-all interview with Abunda that he already apologized to her through Instagram.
The actress chose not to respond to the message and said she will forgive Thompson “in time.” She also added that although there is still love left for the actor, she would not get back together with him because she’s not sure he’d change.
Thompson, 25, and Jalandoni, 25, first met each other in October 2021 when the actor was insistent on sending the actress direct messages on Instagram. They had their first date after weeks of talking online.
They first revealed their relationship to the public in December 2021 through an Instagram post. – with reports from Euna Regaspi/Rappler.com
Euna Regaspi is a Rappler intern under the Life & Style and Entertainment section.