After 24 years, former actress Sabrina M. revealed her secret relationship with late actor Rico Yan.
During a media conference on July 6, Sabrina said that she and Rico decided to keep their relationship secret because of their different image.
According to her, she had a relationship with Rico when the actor broke up with Claudine Barretto.
“Ang image ni Rico Yan is wholesome. Ako nagpapasexy ako nuon sa movies So kung nagkaissue kaming dalawa, maraming masasabi sa akin. So better kung nagkaroon man kami ng relasyon, itinago na lang namin yun,” the actress said.
She even narrated the challenges she faced while having a relationship with Rico, including the comments from the actor’s fans.
“Napakabait ni Rico Yan. After Claudine, naging kami ni Rico Yan. Matagal kaming nagkarelasyon. Taon. Noong nag-uumpisa na yung tsismis sa akin, dinudurog na agad ako. Rico Yan yan eh? Bakit siya pumatol sa isang sexy star? Bakit siya pumatol sa isang hubadera?” said Sabrina.
“Pero believe ako kay Rico dahil hindi siya mapanghusga. Pinagtatanggol pa niya sa ibang tao. Sinasabi niya kilala ko si Sabrina M, kaya huwag ninyo siyang i-judge,” she added.
Sabrina also insisted that Rico already broke up with Claudine even before they started their relationship.
“Alam po ni Claudine na naging kami. Pero never pa namin pinagusapan po. Wala namang problem kasi noong naging kami, wala na sila ni Claudine. Hindi ko naman inagaw si Rico sa kanya noong sila pala,” she stated.
She said that Claudine and Rico even made a movie, even if they’re already separated.
“Nagkaroon sila ng movie na ‘Got To Believe’ pero wala na sila nun. Kami na nun at alam ko meron na ring iba si Claudine noon,” the actress said.
As of writing, Claudine has yet to give any response to the revelation made by Sabrina.
It can be recalled that Rico passed away in 2002 while on vacation in Palawan.
Sabrina said that she never went to Palawan when she heard the news and only waited for Rico’s body to be transferred to Manila.
She was also present during the burial of Rico and even offered flowers to the actor, while Claudine reportedly kept her distance.