MANILA, Philippines - A little jealousy in a marriage seemingly doesn't hurt, as it only strengthened that of Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla.
The couple has kissed and made up following Mariel's recent jealousy-ridden posts on Instagram, as well as her tearful moment on "Wowowillie" last Feb. 6 - which stemmed from her better half's love scene with Kris Aquino in the primetime drama "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw," aired Feb. 5.
All for the love of Mariel, Robin, a contract artist of ABS-CBN, made a surprise visit to the set of TV5's "Wowowillie" on Thursday.
According to the actor, their conflict got too serious that Mariel removed her wedding ring. As proof, he took it from his own pocket.
"'Yung ibang tao, akala nakikipaglokohan ang asawa ko. Hindi po kami marunong makipagbolahan. Totoo lahat ang nararamdaman ng asawa ko kaya sana ho, kung sinuman 'yung mga naninira, na sinasaktan niyo pa 'yung asawa ko, pasalamat ka hindi kita makita sa TV. Pasalamat ka kasi social media - ang tatapang ho ng tao diyan - kasi hindi kayo nagkikita.
"Pero para sa isang lalaki, napakasakit kapag hindi mo maipagtanggol ang asawa mo," he said, pertaining Mariel's bashers online.
As if restating his vow when they got married in 2010, Robin knelt before Mariel and put the ring back on her finger.
"Babe, wala akong ginagawang masama. Sana muli mong tanggapin ang singsing ng pagmamahal ko," he declared.
"I know, Babe. I love you. Thank you Babe," responded Mariel. A kiss on the lips sealed the moment.
"Iyong tandaan ang pag-ibig ko, sana diyan nalang 'yan sa kamay mo. Huwag nang mabalik sa'kin kasi mahal na mahal kita eh. Iniibig kita. Tandaan mo 'yan," he added.
Robin went on to thank Kris, who talked to Mariel after she stormed out of their house on Wednesday.
"At maraming salamat, umuwi ho 'yung asawa ko," said he.
Mariel eventually admitted that she is "okay" with kissing scenes, but not comfortable with love scenes.
Nevertheless, she apologized to Robin "for being such a brat!" as seen in her Instagram post also on Wednesday.
And in another photo collage showing his "Wowowillie" visit, Mariel wrote, "my hero!!! thank you babe! @robinhoodpadilla mahal na mahal na mahal kita!!!! thank you for loving me...whether im at my best or at my worst u love me. thank you!!! i promise to be a good girl best wife!!! i love you!!!"
On Twitter, meanwhile, the TV host likewise thanked Kris "for being so patient,broad minded,mature and a true ate to me."
"Thank you very much!? I love you ate kris!!!" she exclaimed.