- After the issue of physical abuse sparked, Janella Salvador has been less visible on television
- Few months after, she appeared on ASAP for the very first time
- In the report of Amy Perez on Umagang Kay Ganda, Janella Salvador confirmed that she’s going to come back on TV as her upcoming projects have been lined up as she’s also preparing for her new album
In the Feb. 13 report of Amy Perez in “Umagang Kay Ganda,” she said that: “Tiniyak ni Janella Salvador na magbabalik siya sa telebisyon ngayong taon. Ayon kay Janella, may mga nakahilerang proyekto para sa kanya. Sa ngayon ay abala si Janella sa pagbuo ng kanyang pangalawang album. Ayon pa kay Janella, bagong tunog din ang mapapakinggan ng kanyang mga tagahanga.”
While on Janella’s Instagram post, she’s gave a hint about her come back on TV last January 28, when she posted her photo with a caption:
“This is only the beginning.”
On her other post, she expressed her gratitude for her first ASAP appearance this year.
It was recalled that an issue between Janella and her on-screen partner Elmo Magalona sparked in October 2018. She detailed in an interview with Ricky Lo in Philippine Star Entertainment that: “The first time happened months earlier. He claimed that he didn’t remember what he did, maybe because he had a drink, and he asked for forgiveness and I gave him a chance. I told him, ‘Next time, don’t bring yourself to the point that you will hurt someone.’ He promised naman that he wouldn’t do it again.”
The second time it happened was when she and Elmo got into an argument after attending a party hosted by Janella’s friend.
She said Elmo “reportedly had one drink too many” and that she had also been drinking. “Social drinking,” she said.
She added that she fought back by slapping Elmo because she felt “disrespected.”
She also clarified that she spoke out not to shame Elmo or put him down.
“I just want to correct the lies being spread against me and my mom, and to let the truth out. I thought long and hard before I decided to speak out. I gave (Elmo) the chance to speak up and own up to what he did but it seems that somebody is stopping him from doing it,” she said.
Janella added that she stopped wearing the friendship bracelet given by Elmo.
“For two years, I focused on Elmo and myself. This time, I am giving more attention to myself. He hurt me and I cannot, can never tolerate that.”
It was Janella who tried to fix her relationship that time with her mom Jenine Desiderio.
She was also asked if she still loves Elmo, Salvador replied: “I did say na love ko siya. Hindi naman ganoon kabilis mawawala ‘yon.”
During the interview, Janella also admitted that she resumed seeing a psychiatrist two weeks after that incident and that Elmo had done the same. Since the latter part of 2018, Janella has been less visible on television.