Young actress Roxanne Guinoo's desire to maintain a brave face proved to be in vain as she was reduced to tears while talking about ex-beau Jake Cuenca.
"Minsan kasi mahirap din ‘yong lalaban ka nang lalaban kung feeling mo tama bang ipaglaban mo pa. Binibigyan ko rin naman ng chance 'yong taong minamahal ko, na bigyan din ng time ‘yong sarili niya para hanapin ‘yong sarili kung ano talaga 'yong gusto niya," an emotional Roxanne told The Buzz host Ruffa Gutierrez in a studio interview aired yesterday, May 18.
In the midst of all the "third party" talks, Roxanne firmly maintained that the breakup was mutual and that Jake has other valid reasons for calling it quits.
"Nakapag-usap naman po kami nang maayos ni Jake. Kung ano man ‘yong mga rason niya, iintindihin ko ‘yon especially noong time na kami. Whether it's masakit or hindi, iintindihin ko talaga ‘yan," she reasoned.
"Kasi ganun ka naman ‘pag nagmahal, di ba? 'Tsaka ‘yong breakup namin, feeling ko nakatulong naman sa mga career namin. And ‘pag may nawala, may kapalit and si Lord, hindi naman naging masama sa akin talaga. Naging mabuti talaga Siya sa akin kahit noong past ko, and ngayon ito na naman."
ALL OUT. Roxanne confessed that she's the type who throws all caution to the wind when in love. That's why during the time when Jake was being linked to other women, Roxanne simply stayed in the background, happy to be reassured by the man she wholeheartedly loved.
As she herself explained, "Kasi noong kami naman ni Jake, kung ano'ng sabihin niya sa akin, kahit maraming sinasabi ang ibang tao, siya lang talaga ang pinaniniwalaan ko."
Although still smarting from the breakup, the Star Circle Quest alumna defended Jake against most people's observation that she was only taken for a ride by the good-looking actor throughout their one-year relationship.
"Naging mabuting boyfriend si Jake sa akin," argued Roxanne. "'Yon lang siguro talaga, may rason talaga siya and hindi ko man alam kung ano'ng rason. Pero iintindihin ko ‘yon and until now iniintindi ko pa rin."
Immediately after the breakup went public, Roxanne was instantly linked to a number of names, which includes a young politician. The young actress simply scoffed at the rumor by stressing that she's still recovering from the breakup and it's way too early to entertain suitors.
"Super ako ma-in love so matagal akong makaka-move on. I think matagal, pero ‘yon na lang ang natitirang choice na lang sa akin ay i-accept na wala na talaga, and wala kang choice kung hindi tulungan 'yong sarili mong mag-move on, and mahalin mo kung ano ‘yong nandito sa harapan mo ngayon," she explained.
Roxanne, who will soon be seen in the ABS-CBN afternoon soap Ligaw na Bulaklak added: "Ayokong lokohin ‘yong sarili ko na mag-move on ako kahit alam kong hindi ko kaya.
"Nasa puso ko talaga siya. But I'm happy kasi ayan na ‘yong gusto niya. Hindi rin naman ako pinabayaan, na may career din ako and I think ito na rin ‘yong kailangan kong mahalin, ‘yong trabaho. Kasi there are people naman talaga na who can balance the two, love and career. Ako, kaya ko ‘yon kasi ayokong mawala ang lahat."