"The President has his hands full with the country's problems. Why should I bother him with my love life?" said Ai-Ai de las Alas, who recently apologised to President Benigno Aquino after Malacañang had to address a rumour that the President was meddling with the comedienne's court case.
"This is embarrassing. I don't think P-Noy (Aquino's nickname) even asks about his sister's (TV host Kris Aquino) relationships. This issue is nakakatawang nakakaasar," Ai-Ai said during a media gathering for her latest movie, "Kung Fu Divas."
Ai-Ai married businessman Jed Salang on April 3. They separated a month later, with Ai-Ai accusing Jed of beating her up. In June, Ai-Ai filed a court case against Jed for violating Republic Act No. 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004.
The accusation that P-Noy was helping Ai-Ai with her court case was allegedly made by Jed's lawyer Joel Ferrer. "Next time he talks with the press, he should pray and think hard first," Ai-Ai said of Ferrer. "Like me, he should be very careful. I think he is forgetting that his client was given a gag order."
In June, Malacañang denied that members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) had been assigned to the comedienne. During the press conference, Ai-Ai clarified that her two bodyguards were not members of the PSG, but personal employees. "Pinapasweldo ko sila. They protect me," she said.