Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez (MNS photo)

Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Carla Abellana has shed light on reports that Tom Rodriguez’ temper supposedly flared up during a recent taping of “Don’t Lose The Money.”

Carla said, “There’s really no truth behind it. My goodness si Tom pa, napakabait na tao… hindi ko alam kung saan nanggagaling ’yung (mga balitang ganun).”

She related that on the day of the taping, “Ang sama ng pakiramdam niya that he had to go to the hospital to have himself checked. Ang taas ng blood pressure niya, tumataas pa ng 140/100. Siguro dahil sa stress. Bumalik pa nga siya ng taping from the hospital kasi nahiya siya sa production…”

Carla doesn’t think that “somebody na masama na nga ang pakiramdam, siya pa ’yung mananakit ng tao or magdadabog or something.”

She also dismissed talks that the incident supposedly disappointed her father, veteran actor Rey “PJ” Abellana.

“Nakilala lang niya si Tom for the first time, on TV pa. So walang chance na off cam. Looking forward siya na makilala pa si Tom better,” Carla pointed out.

PJ reportedly first met Tom on “Don’t Lose The Money” as a guest contestant and seemed to have had a good impression of the actor-host then. In an interview with “24 Oras,” PJ said, “Magaang naman ’yung loob ko kay Tom…”

As for Carla’s budding relationship with Tom, she noted, “We are dating, aaminin namin ’yun. Lalo na ngayon na mas may free time kami. Walang time outside of work. Pero kahit paano naman ngayon may time. We are dating just each other.” (MNS)