In an interview, Gonzaga said that she in her entire life she only went out on dates with three men and only one of them became her boyfriend.
After she had her share of heartbreaks, especially the last one where the courtship lasted longer than the actual relationship, the 26-year-old actress said she is wiser when it comes to love and looking for deeper connection with someone.
“Pag may nanliligaw sa akin, before, sige i-try natin. Hindi ko talaga binibigyan ng time na mag doubt yung sarili ko, na tingnan muna from other perspective. Ngayon kinikilatis ko talaga muna yung manliligaw,” Alex said.
She added: “Ayoko na pinipilit. Aantayin ko na lang talaga yung the one para sa akin. Naniniwala ako na sa isang relasyon, kung meant to be kayo, hindi na pinipilit sa umpisa pa lang. Pag may mga against na, may mga nangyayari, baka hindi nga talaga siguro.”
The approval of her parents and sister, Toni Gonzaga, is important to her. She said that if her family does not like the guy, she most probably would not go out with him.
“Pag sinabi niya (Toni) na, ‘ayaw ko yan,’ ayaw ko na din ‘yan talaga,” she said.
Gonzaga also prefers going out with non-showbiz guys. She said it is easy to be with someone who is not from the business as both parties can protect the relationship from the prying eyes of the public.
“Sabi ng Ate ko, mas maganda daw ang non-showbiz para may outlet ka aside from showbiz. May natutunan ka pa at hindi lang ang mundo mo ay ito. Iba naman yung nalalaman mo,” she added.
“Hindi ko kailangan ng trabaho sa love life. Hindi ko kailangan isama yung career ko sa personal kong buhay. Although mahihirapan siyang maintindihan, pero personal at amin lang talaga yun,” she said.
Meanwhile, starting July 7, Gonzaga will prove that she has what it takes to be a serious actress, as she top bills the remake of the hit Korean television series “Pure Love”.
The said project is her first soap with ABS-CBN.
“Sobrang blessed ako ng trabaho na pwede kong ipakita yung kakayahan ko sa drama. It’s a new experience for me and talagang nasa trabaho talaga ako, kasi pag nagpapatawa, normal na yun eh,” she said.
“Nung lumipat ako sa ABS-CBN, natuwa na ako na nabigyan ako ng trabaho dito kasi ang dami-daming artista. Wala tayong pinapangrap na dapat ganito or ganyan kasi happy na ako na nabibigyan ako ng proyekto,” she added.
When asked if it is a conscious effort on her part to do something different from Toni’s television shows, Alex said it just so happen that her first series is a dramatic one.
“Walang conscious effort na ilayo yung image ko sa kanya and siguro ito talaga yung sakto na project for me. Sobrang walang competition and walang issue sa amin,” the actress, who will play the role of Diane in the series, said.
Alex knows that a big chuck of her luck and success in the business is due to her older sister.
“Kung sasabihin na mas magaling siya, totoo naman yun kasi nakapasok naman ako sa showbiz dahil sa kanya. I owe it to her kaya walang problema yun,” she ended.
Directed by Veronica Velasco and Mikey Del Rosario, “Pure Love” will also feature Aaron Villaflor, Yam Concepcion, Joseph Marco, Matt Evans, Yen Santos and Arjo Atayde. (MNS)