Jed Madela Admits Malicious Rumors Affected Friendship With Darren Espanto

Singer Jed Madela confessed that his closeness with Darren Espanto is most likely to fail because of malicious rumors that other people have put on their friendship.

According to Madela, when rumors linking him to Espanto which started last year, they have never had the chance to go out and bond with each other.

“In all honesty, we’re not really okay. We just say ‘hi, hello,’ unlike before. I try to protect the kid. It’s ok if you want to bash me, but not to my friends like Darren,” he added

“We are kind of awkward in front of the crowd. It’s more of kung sino ang mga na-intriga sa akin. It kind of become awkward na ‘hi, hello,’ alis. Ganun na lang. Wala ng harutan, wala ng lokohan. It’s pretty sad but that’s how the industry works,” he said.

“I’m a very private person and I try to protect and value my privacy, especially my friends. For them to get bashed just because I’m their friend is very painful for me. Minsan, ako na lang, I try to keep it to myself and tell them, ‘Sige lang, go lang, okay lang ako,’” he said.

Despite all the malicious rumors, the 39-year-old Madela is still hoping that his friendship with the 15-year-old Espanto will go back to normal.