There are only memories and no money borrowed in the wake of TV actress Heaven Peralejo’s romantic relationship with Jimuel Pacquiao.
A year after the couple’s breakup — amid rumors that money was an issue throughout their relationship — Heaven allegedly texted and asked for financial assistance from Jimuel’s father, Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
The allegation was amplified on 12 September by talent manager Lolit Solis’ Instagram post (@akosilolitsolis): “May balitang humingi daw ng tulong si Heaven Peralejo kay Champ Manny Pacquiao… Dating BF (boyfriend) ni Heaven ang anak na lalaki ni Champ Manny kaya at least magkakilala sila, pero ang hindi maganda at baka malagyan ng malisya iyon, kay Champ Manny nag-text si Heaven.”
Lolit pointed out that, to avoid any misunderstanding, Heaven should have approached Sen. Manny’s wife, Jinkee: “Kung babae ka, sa babae ka humingi, pag lalaki, sa lalaki ka naman mag-text.”
At the end of her post, Lolit commended Jinkee Pacquiao, after she reportedly gave Heaven P100,000.
“Dapat talagang magpasalamat si Heaven kay mama Jinkee, bongga ha, 100K agad ang padala. Laking tulong na iyon, dami nang mabibili,” Lolit said.
But Heaven has denied that she asked for money from her ex-boyfriend’s family. She lamented that the rumor has resulted in negative public opinion against her.
Breaking her silence two days after the rumors, she declared: “I’ll get straight to the point, I didn’t ask anyone for money.”
She added: “I am beyond grateful that I am blessed with opportunities to earn an honest living. Whatever I have now is a product of my hard work and not extracted from anyone’s pockets.”
Heaven said she was also grateful that Jimuel and the Pacquiao family were quick to defend her. On Instagram she thanked Jinkee as well.
Jinkee likewise took to Instagram to refute the allegations, saying there was no truth to the issue: “Hindi po siya nanghingi at wala po kaming binigay na pera. Tigilan na po ang pang-ba-bash at wala po (itong) katotohanan!”
Jinkee also urged everyone to “be at peace with” and “love one another” and wished Heaven to stay safe and beautiful.
Jimuel likewise defended Heaven: “I would like to clarify that the issue posted by Lolit Solis and fashionpulis about Heaven is false. There was no money given and there was no communication.”
He added: “I just want to clear things up. She is not that type of girl and we are in good terms, so no need for all the bashing.”
Lolit has retracted her statement after a discussion with Jinkee. Lolit said that Jinkee was bothered about the negative reactions from the post.
Lolit has taken down the post and apologized: “So sorry na, ganuon pala karami ang nag-react sa IG ko, kalokah talaga. So sorry sa naging reaction ng marami.”