Matteo Guidicelli said following his heart sometimes leads him to trouble.
This was also what got him into a brawl with fellow Kapamilya actor Coco Martin at the Star Magic Ball last year. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
"Minsan hindi na ako nag-iisip, e. Nagmahal na lang ako.
"Minsan I just follow my heart, that's why nagkaproblema na tayo last year," Matteo explained during the press conference of his upcoming movie My Cactus Heart with girlfriend Maja Salvador.
The interview happened last Saturday, January 14, at the Dolcelatte Café and Gourmet Shop on Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.
The race driver turned actor lonce again expressed his regret over what happened ,and underscored that it was not in his character to be violent.
He explained, "'Yon ang sinasabi ko dati po, kapag boyfriend ka talaga at kapag mahal mo talaga 'yong tao, normal reaction po 'yon.
"Pero ang natutunan ko po, kailangan talaga isipin mo talaga ang gagawin mo before you do it.
"Kasi, 'yong heart can make you do things that you won't do.
"Grabe ang passion ng puso, di ba? Kailangan isipin mo muna bago ko gawin."
THORN IN THE RELATIONSHIP. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old actor did not deny that he and Maja still experience little misunderstandings once in a while.
Matteo related, "Para sa akin naman po, di ba sinasabi nila, there's no such thing as perfect talaga.
"You always learn from mga bagay na hindi perfect.
"Masarap, di ba, kapag araw-araw may konting challenge, konting tampuhan.
"May mga challenges siguro, pero okay din naman."
Despite these petty quarrels, Matteo said he's still very grateful to have a girlfriend like Maja.
He said, "Kahit ano'ng mangyari, nandiyan siya para sa akin.
"'Tapos ako naman, gano'n lang din para kay Maja, gagawin ko talaga lahat para ipaglaban 'yong love namin.
"Sometimes may mga negative na tao, hindi naman talaga natin maiiwasan 'yon.
"Pero kung mahal mo talaga 'yong tao, hahayaan mo lang."
MAJA IS MISUNDERSTOOD. When the news about the altercation between Matteo and Coco came out, some people blamed Maja, who admitted to being the main reason the two actors had a fight.
In defense to his girlfriend, Matteo told the media, "Sa totoo lang po, Maja is misunderstood sometimes."
Then, he related an instance supporting his statement: "Maja loves everybody around her.
"Gagawin niya ang lahat para sa lahat ng tao at minsan nakakalimutan na niya ang para sa sarili niya.
"Sometimes, sinasabi ko sa kanya na, 'You know, you have to slow down, think about yourself. It's gonna drain you out only. It's not forever.'
"So, I always tell her to relax. Ayun, she's very, very generous sometimes some people misunderstand her."
There's no doubt about Matteo's love for Maja.
When asked if he thinks the actress-dancer is already the right girl for him, he immediately answered, "Oh, yes!"
He also stressed, "It's very nice to feel na parang talagang mahal na mahal ka."