ACTOR, director and producer, Datuk Afdlin Shauki has revealed that his relationship with his ex-wife, Datin Maria Christina Orow Abdullah is still on good terms even though they are no longer married since last Ramadan.
According to Afdlin, he still considers his ex-wife a friend, as they spend a lot of time together as colleagues, especially in the field of screenwriting.
“Honestly, my ex-wife is my best friend forever. After working together for a long time, I also consider him a friend in the field of writing, because he is very good at writing.
“If they ask, are we still good to each other, the answer is yes. Indeed, we can work together… but maybe not personally anymore,” he told Gempak.
Afdlin said this when met at the AI.5YA drama series media conference held at Sunway Pyramid, Subang Jaya, Selangor recently.
Continuing the conversation, Afdlin also detailed why he and his wife decided not to be married anymore.
“During the global pandemic, I worked outside a lot. The family was afraid of viruses and the situation at that time. So, I didn’t come home many times. I am worried if I get the virus at home.
“However, we keep in touch with each other, such as through phone chat or video call. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why our family relationship is disturbed,” he said.
At the same time, Afdlin explained that his children, Mia Sarah, Anais and Ileana Matin, understand the decision made.
“We sit and talk with the children during the month of Ramadan and explain to them so that they understand. According to the children, if we are happy, they agree with the decision made,” he said.
Meanwhile, asked if he and his ex-wife still hope to get back together, Afdlin said: “I never close my heart if there is maintenance. It’s just that at this point, we’ve never talked about getting back together.
“When we were in court we apologized to each other and kissed for the last time before I said Tal4k.
“I also shed tears at that moment. But, what I think is what we want and what we have to do,” he said.
In other developments, Afdlin appeared with the drama series AI.5YA as a director, actor and also screenwriter.
The drama revolves around the daily life of people, which is also filled with the presence of robots or androids.
Besides Afdlin, AI.5YA has also lined up actors such as Mia Sara Shauki, Zizan Razak, Faradhiya, Ako Mustapha and Elly Arifin. AI.5YA premiered on the digital streaming platform, Viu. – Bang
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