- Ciara Sotto and Joe Oconer got married in 2010 but Sotto left the conjugal home in January 2016 allegedly due to her husband’s illicit affair with Valeen Montenegro
- During an interview, Sotto said that she felt disrespected and she just had enough, which was why she left her husband
- Now, Sotto and Oconer are “medyo (somewhat) friends” for the sake of their one-year-old son
It has been quite some time since Ciara Sotto went home to her parents after she allegedly discovered that her husband Joe Oconer, was having an illicit relationship with another Kapamilya star Valeen Montenegro.
During a guest appearance on ABS-CBN’s morning talk show “Magandang Buhay,” the actress has confirmed that she and Joe are already friends but only for the sake of their one-year-old son Crixus.
Although the actress said that she and Joe are now friends, she still mentioned the reasons why she had to leave their conjugal home.
The 36-year-old actress said that she reached the point where she could no longer tolerate the fact that her husband was having an affair with another woman.
In a strong statement, Sotto said that she couldn’t stand being disrespected. “Parang hindi ko lang kaya na na-disrespect ako at yung family ko,” said Sotto.
(It’s like I just can’t stand that my family and I are being disrespected.)
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She also said that at the time she learned of the alleged relationship between Joe Oconer and 26-year-old Valeen Montenegro, she told herself, “Enough is enough.”
Based on Sotto’s statement, “Nung nakita ko. Yun na ‘yon (When I saw it. That was it.),” one can conclude that she must have seen something, which made her decide to pack her bags and leave her husband.
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“Parang feeling ko lang talaga, nabastos lang ako bilang nanay, bilang katrabaho, bilang babae,” said Sotto.
(It’s just that I felt that I was disrespected as a mother, as a co-worker, and as a woman.)
The third party, Valeen, has vehemently denied as being the reason behind the separation of Sotto and Oconer. Valeen has graced the covers of the FHM magazine and is currently connected with GMA Network. - SD, Kami Media