Ang kasalang Carla Abellana at Tom Rodriguez ay nauwi lamang sa paghihiwalay. Hindi malinaw ang dahilan ng naging hiwalayan ng dalawa. Makalipas naman ang ilang buwang pananahimik ni Carla ay nagsalita na siya patungkol sa relasyon nila ni Tom at sinabi niyang wala siyang ibang ginawa kung hindi mahalin si Tom ngunit tila hindi ito ang naging sukli sa kanya.
Nagbigay naman ng pahayag si Tom matapos ang kumalat na sinabi ni Carla.
“I left the Philippines for the US last March 13, with the realization that despite all my efforts, Carla had already given up on our marriage.
“A lot has been said against me but in the end, Carla and I are the only two people who know the truth. I refuse to allow anyone, only wants to use us in our brokenness, for news. It was not a perfect relationship, but we both know how much we loved each other.
“I will no longer dwell on the reasons why our marriage fell apart. So many lies have been said of me which are completely untrue and utterly unfair. I may have fallen short as a partner, especially when I lost all my money to someone who preyed on my gullibility, but it must be stressed that at no time did I ever leave a hand on Carla.
“I have accepted her decision that it is time to move forward, independent from each other. I have to teach myself how to fall out of love from her. This will be a lonely, painful path that I shall take, but together with my family here in the US, I have the strongest support system. I am with people who will never judge and who will only love me unconditionally.
“Now that the divorce decree is final, I truly wish Carla’s birthday wish be granted and that she finds the happiness she is searching for.
“This will be the last you will hear from me on the matter. I have no desire to violate the gag order issued on us and our lawyers.
“I remain grateful to GMA for its patience and understanding and for giving me time to heal, and to my manager and friend Popoy and to Tita Joji, for never giving up on me.”