Singer Erik Santos burst into tears yesterday, June 17, at The Buzz while talking about the shaky state of his relationship with sexy comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto.
"We had a big fight," Erik broodingly told hosts Boy Abunda and Cristy Fermin. "Nag-away po talaga kami nang sobra and naramdaman namin na katapusan na talaga nung relasyon namin."
The couple, continued Erik, didn't speak for days after the fight. On hindsight, that decision to temporary severe communication might have added even more to the worsening friction.
"Ilang araw kaming hindi nag-usap. May mga nakakarating na balita sa kanya and may mga nakakarating din na balita sa akin. Two days ago, nag-usap na kami. Ang haba ng pag-uusap namin," he said.
Despite the tension, the two are pretty much still together, though based on Erik's statement, it's obvious that the relationship continues to be on the rocks.
"We're okay now," assured Erik before retracting hastily, "Pero hindi okay na okay."
He admitted intentionally neglecting to greet his girlfriend during their anniversary last June 13, but that didn't mean he has fallen out of love.
"Sinadya ko siyang di batiin dahil sobrang bigat na ng lahat. Mahal na mahal ko talaga si Peachy [Rufa Mae's nickname]. Alam n'yo naman at alam ng publiko kung gaano namin pinagtanggol at iningatan ang relasyon namin," said a teary eyed Erik.
Erik confided that he never confronted the men being linked to Rufa Mae out of trust and not because he's being passive on all the issues being written about.
The names of Mark Bautista and Mark Herras came up after it was reported that Rufa Mae's cell phone contained messages from Mark Bautista. The issue with Mark Herras, on the other hand, was about Rufa Mae being caught kissing the young actor backstage during the taping of Bubble Gang.
"Kaibigan ko si Mark [Bautista], hindi ko siya tinawagan dahil may tiwala ako kay Peachy," said Erik about his co-host in the muiscal variety show ASAP '07.
How about Mark Herras?
"We haven't met, I never confronted him dahil, again, may tiwala ako sa girlfriend ko," defended Erik.
Interestingly, Erik admitted that Rufa Mae privately asked him if he has plans for them to get married.
"Hindi naman ako mag-i-stay sa relationship namin kung hindi siya ‘yong babaeng ihaharap ko sa altar. Pero madami pa din kasi akong plano when it comes to my career. Pero sinabi ko naman sa kanya na ‘Hangga't nandito ako sa tabi mo, hindi kita pababayaan.'"