After the viral live video release on the lover’s spat, the couple’s common friend Ralphe Laurent released a statement through his YouTube channel with the comments section turned off. He started off by sharing stories of how he helped Filipino vlogger Tim Sawyer, who was fresh from Cagayan, start his career, even sharing his room for free so Tim didn’t have to rent on his own. But when fame and money came into the picture, Ralph shared in his video that Tim had changed for the worse.
In his personal Facebook page, he also shared a post with a series of chat messages between China Roces and another person—it is not stated in the post if it was him China was talking to.
“Mahal ko kayo ng pamilya ko pero ibang usapan na pagdating sa pera”
“I love you both but it’s a different story when money is involved.”
Isa lang sasabihin ko, matuto kang tumanaw ng utang na loob lalo na sa mga taong naging instrumento kung bakit mo natatamasa ang ginahawa ng buhay ngayon. Huwag kang maging sakim. Pero naniniwala ako sayong magbabago ka Mahal ko kayo, alam niyo yan.
I only have one thing to say, learn to be grateful to those who were instruments in contributing to your success now. Don’t be greedy. But I still believe you will change for the better. I love you both, you know that.
In Chinatics, China Roces Facebook fan page, a friend, who didn’t reveal who she/he was, also recounted what happened, sharing important information to confirm what the couple had been going through.
As of this writing, all parties involved have been quiet since their latest personal posts.