For the first time, Andrei Felix spoke up about his breakup with 2010 Miss Universe fourth runner-up Venus Raj.
Raj confirmed their breakup last May without disclosing any details, only saying that their separation happened over the phone.
Felix said he was initially confused as to why their relationship had to end.
“Hindi ko talaga alam. Hindi klaro. Nirerespeto ko ‘yung mga dahilan niya, ‘yung mga sinabi niya. She has her reasons,” he said.
In hindsight, Felix said he now understands that Raj just didn’t want her values, her family and her faith to be compromised.
“Noong time na iyon, hindi ko talaga maintindihan. It wasn’t clear but I understand,” he said.
Raj and Felix met as co-hosts of the ABS-CBN morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda” in 2011. In March last year, Raj admitted she was in a relationship with Felix.
In a previous interview, Raj slammed any chance for her and Felix to get back together, saying she regrets entering into a relationship with the TV host, which caused a rift in her family.
“Marami kasing taong nasaktan eh. Maraming taong nadamay, especially ‘yung pamilya ko. Umabot kami sa point na nag-away-away kaming magkakatapid. Umabot sa point na pinapapili ako ng mga kapatid ko kung sila or siya. Mas pinili ko siya. Hindi kami nag-usap ng mga kapatid ko for a few months. Na-miss ko ang pamilya ko doon,” she had said, without citing the reason behind the rift.
Realizing that she wants to return to her family, Raj decided to break up with Felix, ending their one-year relationship.
Felix, meanwhile, said he tried to fight for their relationship back then but he was not successful. (MNS)