Do you remember the brawl between Robin Padilla and Richard Gomez during the Star Olympics 1991?
As much as anyone is probably aware of, one of the sought-after actors and leading men of their generation are Robin Padilla and Richard Gomez.
They made headlines in the ’90s when they figured in a brawl supposedly over host-actress Kris Aquino.
It started with a feud that had been simmering Richard and Robin for quite sometime
Their feud escalated in late 1990 leading up to that fateful Star Olympics encounter.
Apparently, it was an outdoor firing range event attended by both actors in Meycauayan, Bulacan, on December 22, 1990, that sparked the public spat.
Reports back then said that Richard and Robin exchanged a few snide remarks during the competition.
The two men left the event holding a grudge against each other.
But it was allegedly Richard’s remark in a newspaper report that ultimately triggered Robin’s outburst.
The report quoted Richard referring to Robin as “lampa,” which was supposedly the reason why the action star didn’t want to participate in the Star Olympics.
When the two came face to face at the Star Olympics, Padilla landed a punch on Gomez’s face.
In a 2010 interview published on the ABS-CBN News Deo Fajardo Jr. said the two had another fistfight before their Star Olympics scuffle.
It wasn’t clear though what month and year the supposed fight happened.
Robin, of course, was Kris’s boyfriend around the year 1989.
And Richard was the former beau of Kris back then.
But now in their 50s and happily married, both actors have put their reel and real-life rivalry behind them.
Richard and Robin today are known supporters of the current administration.
What can you say?
Do you think that Kris Aquino is the main reason for their scuffle?