At the presscon of his latest movie with GMA Films'I.T.A.L.Y. (I Trust And Love You) held last night, September 1, at the 17thfloor of GMA Network Center, Dennis Trillo admitted that his relationship withCristine Reyes has finally come to an end. Although still very careful with his words,the soft-spoken matinee idol said, "I am happily single."
Both Dennis and Cristine never really admitted theirrelationship, but people in and out of showbiz knew for a fact that something was going on between them. It can be recalled that when Dennis's formergirlfriend Carlene Aguilar went to the U.S. last year to give birth totheir child, Cristine's name was immediately linked to Dennis.
After giving birth, Carlene returned to the Philippines andDennis finally admitted being the father of Carlene's child. During ataping of All Star K at the Broadway Centrum, Carlene confronted Cristine regarding Dennis. That incident became big news and it also confirmed earlierreports that Dennis and Cristine were indeed an item.
Whether or not there was break in their relationship, Dennisand Cristine continued seeing each other without publicly admitting thereal score. Now here comes the news that they've broken up.
"Siguro magtu-two weeks na," Dennis replied when asked howlong they've been apart.
Without giving too much information, Dennis expressed how he feels about the breakup.
"Nandun yung masakit, pero kung iisipin mo yungmagandang maidudulot no'n, parang secondary na lang yung sakit, e. Pero katuladng nararamdaman ng mga ordinaryong tao na hindi siya malaya dati, masarap yungpakiramdam dahil nagagawa mo na yung mas kailangan mong gawin.
"Basta ang pinaka-ano ko lang doon," he continued, "gusto kolang maging tahimik, gusto kong maayos yung buhay ko, yung sarili ko. Gusto komunang mapahinga sa mga intriga.
"Siyempre, bawat pamamaalam naman, nandun talaga yung sakit,hindi talaga yun mawawala. Pero katulad ng sinabi ko, kung iisipin mo yungmagandang idudulot nun, kumbaga yun na yung pinakapampalubag-loob na afternito, sigurado ako ‘eto yung mag-i-start ng change sa akin, sa trabaho, sabuong perception ko sa buhay."
What was the reason of the breakup? Is it true that Cristinemade him choose between her and his career, or did she make any demands?
"Wala, wala. Basta maayos yung pag-uusap namin sa lahat ng bagay.Ayoko na sanang idetalye," Dennis said.
But who initiated the breakup?
"Kumbaga, nag-meet yung minds namin na i-settle yung mgabagay dahil yun talaga ang importante ngayon, e. Masuwerte kami meron kamingmga trabaho. Pero siyempre, yung long term yung iniisip namin... Sacrificesiyempre, malaking sacrifice," said Dennis calculatedly to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
DIFFICULT DECISION. But Dennis admitted that it was a difficult decision.
"Mahirap, siyempre. Mahirap talaga. Sarili ko yung desisyondahil naisip ko na kailangan talaga ng pagbabago, e. Nagdesisyon ako ng ganunpara sa akin, para maging focused ako sa lahat ng bagay, lalung-lalo na satrabaho. Lalo na ngayon na maraming padating na projects. Inaalagaan ko rinyung mga blessings."
Is this a career move on his part?
"Slightly, oo, dahil ginawa ko rin talaga yun para magingtahimik," Dennis admitted. "Tingin ko hangga't wala kang peace of mind, hindika makakapag-concentrate sa mga bagay na kailangan mong gawin."
Was his relationship with Cristine complicated?
"Magulo siya siguro dahil hindi kaming dalawa yungnagkakagulo kundi maraming hindi sang-ayon, maraming hindi nakakatanggap. Yungfactors na yun alone, medyo nakaka-stress talaga ‘yon sa isang relation," heexplained.
But Dennis insists both of them fought for their feelingswith each other.
"Oo, kasi matagal din naman yung span ng relationship.Masasabi ko na naipagtanggol ko rin dahil kahit hindi ko man aminin, kumbaga,alam naman ng lahat ng tao. Kulang lang talaga yung pag-amin."
Do they still have communication?
"Hindi na kami talaga nagkikita at wala na ringcommunication," said Dennis. "Nag-usap po kami nang masinsinan dahil kailanganding walang communication para umubra din yung gusto naming mangyari para saaming dalawa. Para talagang mas maging effective, talagang dapat wala.Kailangan talagang panindigan dahil kung meron pa rin, parang wala ring nangyari."
Although Dennis continues to be linked with severalactresses—like his leading lady in Magdusa Ka and the upcoming Gagambino andhis co-stars in I.T.A.L.Y. Rufa Mae Quinto and Italian singer-actress Andrea deLugo—Dennis says he has no immediate plans of entering into anotherrelationship or even reuniting with Carlene.
"Hindi ako nakipag-break para maghanap ng iba. Ginawa ko‘yon para magkaroon ng focus yung pag-iisip ko sa mga dapat kong pahalagahan,"Dennis explained.