Janella Salvador Exposes Abusive Relationship With Elmo Magalona
- October 24, 2018
- INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM
The ElNella love team is definitely going through a rough patch right now as reports of abuse from Elmo’s end has been brought up by Janella in an interview with celebrity columnist, Ricky Lo.
The issue began when photos of Janella with a bruised arm surfaced the internet to which netizens started calling out her mother, Jenine Desiderio, whom the actress was known for having public disagreements with.
“My purpose in speaking now is not to shame him or to put him down; I just want to correct the lies being spread against me and my mom, and to let the truth out. I thought long and hard before I decided to speak out. I gave (Elmo) the chance to speak up and own up to what he did but it seems that somebody is stopping him from doing it,” said Janella.
The actress recounted the “incident” that led to the bruising that netizens saw. It happened after the couple went to a party of Janella’s friend. Both were drinking but Elmo apparently had too much to drink while Janella was only on the level of “social drinking.”
While this was all new to those who have seen Janella’s bruises in the photo, she said that it wasn’t the first that it happened. ““It was not the first time that he hurt me,” divulged Janella. “The first time happened months earlier. He claimed that he didn’t remember what he did, maybe because he had a drink, and he asked for forgiveness and I gave him a chance. I told him, ‘Next time, don’t bring yourself to the point that you will hurt someone.’ He promised naman that he wouldn’t do it again.”
According to Janella, Elmo is currently seeing a psychiatrist to help him with his problem. “I know that Elmo has also been seeing a psychiatrist,” said Janella. “He’s seeking professional help. I support him on that. It’s good that he recognized the problem and he’s addressing it.”
What does this all mean for the ElNella love team? Is there no turning back from this point forward? “I did say na love ko siya. Hindi naman ganoon kabilis mawawala ‘yon,” the actress answered when asked if she still loves Elmo.
Janella acknowledges what she shared with Elmo but stands firm with what happened. “For two years,” she shared, “I focused on Elmo and myself. This time, I am giving more attention to myself. He hurt me and I cannot, can never tolerate that.”
As for Janella and her mother, she is reportedly happy with how their relationship is improving. “We are fixing things,” said Janella. “We are talking. I may not agree with the extreme way she expresses her feelings but I realized that her intentions are good. At the end of the day, I now know that my mom is there for me.”
We hope that this turns out for the better for both Janella and Elmo!