ACTRESS Angel Locsin said she’s slowly moving on after the end of her two-year romance with footballer Phil Younghusband.
The two confirmed last month that they ended the romance and said that it was a mutual decision. The former couple claimed that they remain as friends even after the split.
In a recent interview with Angel, the Kapamilya star said she’s rebuilding again herself and is keen to stay single for a while.
“Patuloy ang buhay kahit nasaktan at gumagapang. Siguro mas mabigat yung pinagdadaanan ng iba kesa sa pinagdadaanan natin, so wala tayong choice kundi i-accept at i-pasa lahat sa Diyos,” she said.
Angel confirmed that the communication line is still open between her and Phil but they haven’t seen each other since the break-up.
She then clarified rumors that Phil immediately posted a confirmation message of their split on Twitter even before talking to her. The actress said they have discussed what to say on social media but it took them awhile to do so.
“Nag-usap kami and napag-usapan namin yung statement namin. Hindi naman kami magkaaway e. Utang na din namin ito sa mga sumuporta sa amin sa Twitter kasi doon nagsimula yung ligawan at nasubaybayan yung relasyon namin,” she said.
“Medyo natagalan lang kami kasi hindi pa masyadong nag sink in yung mga nangyari. Tulala pa kami and nag-uusap pa kami pero naunahan lang ng balita,” she added.
To recall, the two started dating when the sportsman asked the actress to be his date on Valentine’s Day (February 2011) on Twitter.
Angel initially declined the invitation because of her prior showbiz commitments, but told the athlete that they could go out some other time.
Everyone thought the relationship will lead to marriage as Phil was quoted numerous times, saying he’s keen to marry, settle down and build a family with Angel.
Now that they ended the romance, Angel clarified all issues coming out as the real reason of the break-up.
She denied there’s money involve in the split.
“Wala naman kaming napag-usapan (na ganun) and mas updated sa akin yung chika. Kami ni Phil, wala naman na ganyan,” she said.
Angel also dismissed reports that she’s back with ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano, who recently broke up with girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado.
“Naloloka ako. Sabay kasi kaming may pasabog pero hindi yun sadya kasi kung maiiwasan, iiwasan ko naman makipag-break,” she added.
“Nire-respeto ko si Luis and mabait na tao siya and ayoko ng dagdagan yung mga hinanakit niya sa buhay. Basta magkaibigan kami kahit hindi kami nagkakausap talaga,” Angel said.
Angel reiterated that she and Phil moved apart due to lack of time.
“Akala namin nung una advantage. Pero kung ano man yung totoong nangyari sa amin, mas better na sa amin na lang bilang respeto sa naging relasyon namin kasi wala naman namang away na namagitan sa amin and he’ll always be special to me,” she said.
What’s important to Angel now is to give herself time and space to heal. She’s keen to invest all her attention to both her family and work.
“Gusto ko lang maging single and mag concentrate sa pamilya ko, sa trabaho ko. Sagad na ito e. Kung may darating, darating yan pero hindi ako nag-hahanap. Hindi siya ang priority ko ngayon,” she added.
When asked what she learned from this latest split, Angel jokingly said: “Siguro nga pagkatapos nitong mga relasyon ko, ang tali-talino ko. Ang galing ko na, promise.”
The actress will be back on television early 2014 via “The Legal Wife.”(MNS)