The issue surfaced after Mario broke up with his longtime girlfriend, actress Gubgib Sumontip. He and Cacai became close during the filming of “Suddenly It’s Magic” last year.
Photos of Mario and Cacai, taken during the latter’s recent trip to Bangkok, went viral online after the talented comedienne posted them on Twitter and Instagram. More pictures of Cacai and Mario in Bangkok were uploaded on the web after the news broke out.
|Mario Maurer and Cacai Bautista|
During the talk show’s March 3, 2013 episode, Abunda said he received a message from a reliable source with details about Mario and Cacai’s dinner date in Thailand.
The source, according to Abunda, revealed that Mario arrived by motorcyle at the restaurant where Cacai, some friends and his manager were waiting. He was sweating. The actor allegedly escaped from his shooting just to spend time with Cacai.
Abunda’s source also said Mario was sort of “disappointed,” thinking that he and Cacai will be alone together for dinner.
Here’s a transcript of what the “King of Talk” said Sunday:
“May kuwento kaming natanggap ngayon lamang na tama yung kuwento na in the beginning, Cacai and friends were having dinner but Mario Maurer was very busy...he’s a big star in Thailand, in Bangkok...kaya hindi siya makapunta...initially, he could not go to the dinner.
May dalawang bersiyon po ang dumating sa amin ngayon.
Ang unang dumating daw ang manager ni Mario. The manager was the one who first arrived. Pagkatapos, si Mario daw ay dumating and according to my sources, si Mario was a bit disappointed dahil ang akala niya, sila lang ni Cacai ang magkasama. Yun pala, naroon ang mga kaibigan at ang kanyang manager.
Si Mario daw ay nahuhumaling daw talaga sa presensya, sa boses, sa humor, sa totality ng kagandahan ni Cacai Bautista.
Eto pa, eto pa. Sandali po, sandali po...you have to listen to this: When Cacai and friends...when Cacai invited Mario to dinner...alam nyo po mga kaibigan, sobra ang traffic sa Thailand...sa Bangkok...alam nyo ho ba na dumating si Mario, according to my source again, dumating daw si Mario Maurer doon sa dinner naka-motorsiklo at pawisan. Tumakas sa shooting para lamang makasama si Cacai.”
Ganito ha...ganito lang. I’m really happy...I am for the happiness of Cacai. She is a beautiful girl and I think she deserves this kung totoo man. Pero ito po mga kaibigan: We’re trying to get in touched with Cacai...I wanted to do an interview with her...pero in fairness to Cacai, she is keeping her silence.
Alam nyo kung bakit? Alam nyo kung bakit mga kaibigan?
According to a source, sabi raw ni Cacai Bautista, kung may magsasalitang una, it should be Mario.”