KC Concepcion has turned down her French suitor Pierre Emmanuel Plassart.
This is what the actress-host conveyed through a Twitter post on February 17.
She writes, “Pep is a great person I spent some time with, never met anyone as sweet as he is. But I'm not ready to be so serious yet. :) Need time :)”
On February 26, KC further confirmed this information through an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media at the launch of her new endorsement for direct-selling company Boardwalk, held at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.
THE FIRST MEETING. KC tried to recall how she first met Pierre.
“Si Pep or si Pierre kasi, I met him unexpectedly sa isang dinner ni President Bill Clinton.”
KC was referring to the gala dinner hosted by the former US president foundation in Los Angeles, California in 2011, which she attended with her mother Sharon Cuneta.
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KC continues, “Second time niya akong in-invite sa isang function ng mga Clintons, so that's something na nakasama ko talaga siya in the same table with his mom and my mom.
“So, needless to say, nagkasundo kami. It was fun talking to him.”
Since her high-profile breakup from actor Piolo Pascual, KC has been gregariously updating the public about the status her lovelife— particularly the status of her friendship with Pierre.
In September 2012, she admitted that the French filmmaker-photographer is indeed making her happy.
However, she reiterated that she is nowhere near being ready to enter a relationship yet.
DID PIERRE PROPOSE? Since late 2012, KC appeared to be quite at peace with her blossoming friendship with Pierre.
Occasionally, she would get giddy on Instagram.
She would often mention and thank Pierre— whom she continued to communicate with while he lived in Paris, France— for his kindness and the gifts he had sent her way.
With the way things were going, many people thought Pierre could be the right one for KC.
Even her own mother Sharon approved of the guy.
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But still, this love story did not prosper. KC tells why:
“Dumating lang siguro sa point na sumeryoso masyado at na-realize ko na hindi pa pala ako ready maging sobrang serious.
“So, kaysa mag-progress pa at masaktan siya in the end, parang prineserve ko muna kung ano man iyong friendship na meron kami, and pick up siguro in the future pag ready na kaming dalawa.”
KC refused to answer what exactly triggered this decision.
The media asked: “Did he propose? Did he ask you to marry him?”
“That's a personal question,” KC quipped.
“Nakakahiya naman sabihin... basta hindi pa po ako ready.
“Ano na lang, huwag na lang nating pagusapan muna, kasi... enough na rin naman na na-share ko sa bansa ko na huwag muna. Parang that's enough na for him.”
So how did Pierre respond to her decision?
“Naintindihan niya. Although, siyempre, siyempre pinu-push niya iyong parang, you know, na pinu-push niya iyong... He's fighting for it.
“But kasi, siyempre, you have to be on the same level, ‘di ba, pagdating sa fighting for it, fighting for love?
“So, since wala pa ako sa level na iyon, marami pa akong gustong gawin, so siguro for now sacrifice na lang muna.”
KC cited her career and enjoying the single life as a few of the factors why she turned down Pierre.
“I want to do more hosting, and siguro wala naman akong ina-ask kay God, but iniisip ko lang I just want to continue experimenting, exploring, continue to see what people around me also come up with.
“Kasi usually ang brainstorming naman nangyayari, hindi naman pinaplano iyon, e.
“Basta inspired lang ako, at inspired naman talaga ako ngayon.
“I just want to make sure na I continue what I’m doing— get better at acting, hosting, performing.”
WILLING TO WAIT? Having accepted and agreed to her decision, did Pierre say anything about waiting for KC to be “ready?”
“I hope so. I mean, true love waits, so kung talagang true iyong love niya, at kung makarating ako doon sa level na ready na ako at nandiyan pa rin siya...
“Mabait naman siyang tao at napaka-disente ng pamilya niya. Mahal na mahal ko iyong pamilya niya at mahal rin nila ako, so we'll see.
“Pero for now, maganda iyong friendship namin. Nag-uusap pa rin kami.
“Mahabang pag-uusap iyong nangyari, pero in the end, he understood me and I’m very thankful for that.”
And how did her mom Sharon react to her decision?
“Siyempe for her parang may mga times na nanghihinayang siya, kasi parang, ‘Ang dise-disente na niyan,’ ganyan ganyan, ‘di ba?
“So, [she’s] being honest.
“Pero sabi ko rin, kaysa naman pilitin ko iyong issue, parang I'll just have fun muna for now.
"Parang ayoko pang gawin pag hindi ako ready kasi baka hindi ko din mapapanindigan.”