- Donita Rose revealed in detail how infidelity ruined her marriage for 12 years wth ex-husband Eric Villarama
- Donita shared that she learned bout her ex-husband's affair thru a phone call days after Valentine's day
- She tried to save their marriage, but it was her ex-hubby who refuses to get back to her
In her guesting in Magandang Buhay on Valentine's day, Donita bravely shared her struggles in trying to save her marriage with Eric Villarama.
"Ang pagkakamali namin is we moved in with my mom's side of the family. So, nagkaroon ng tensions between my family and him," Donita talking about moving with her family in the US.
Eric could not take what was going on so he decided to move out of the house while Donita got an offer for a TV show in Manila.
Since they were having some financial difficulties that time and she needs to 'obey' her husband, she accepted the hosting job.
But the distance seems to give more complication to their relationship. They even have to undergo marital counseling.
"Akala ko okay kami, kasi he would call five times a day, many times in a day.
"Sasabihin niya sa akin, ‘You are beautiful.’
"Akala ko, it’s the right thing, we are on the right track. But in my heart, something was telling me different."
Then she also shared how she found out and finally confirmed that her husband is having an affair with other woman.
"That was Valentine's Day, hindi siya tumawag. Sabi ko, that's strange, baka nakalimutan lang niya.
"Tapos, noong [February] 15 na hindi pa rin siya tumawag, tumawag ako. Hindi siya sumasagot ng phone, kinabahan na ako."
"Noong nakausap ko na siya, he said, 'Why are you calling me?'
"Sabi ko, 'What do you mean why am I calling you? I'm your wife. Saan ka ba?'"
'Parang may iba kang kasama ngayon.'
"Siguro nagulat na lang siya at umamin bigla sa akin.
"Nagulat ako. I was not expecting it."
But Donita did not give up on their marriage just like that. she gave him another chance even though they really don't believe in that.
"May usapan kami [when we got married] na if ever mag-cheat siya, hindi na [kami] puwede.
"But when you’re in that situation at mahal na mahal mo 'yung tao, gagawin mo ang hindi mo akalain.
"I told him immediately noong sinabi niya yung pangalan ng babae, tapos umiiyak na siya, 'You know what, I don't understand this, pero I love you and I'm willing to forgive you.'
Though they continue to have marriage counselling, Eric still continues to see the other woman. that's the time when Donita decided to go back to the US to fix things up.
Unfortunately, she went back just to hear this line from Eric, "Tapos sabi niya, 'I'm not ready.'
That's the time when she decided to move on and respect herself.
Donita and Eric tied the knot in Christian rites in Santa Barbara, California on June 9, 2003, following a romantic proposal by the San Francisco Bay six months prior.
Donita gave birth to their son Joshua Paul (JP) in Singapore in July 2004.
Their divorce papers were finalized in December of 2016.