Shaina Magdayao had been romantically linked to Piolo Pascual for some time now.
In a recent interview, the actress finally talked about the real score between them.
“Yung friendship namin hindi nawala. Mas nakakapanghinayang siguro kung pati yung friendship na-risk, tapos nawala," she began.
“Ako kasi, if dadating, dadating. But I’m really not rushing right now," she explained referring to having a love life.
Her reluctance to have a special someone is not without good reason, especially now that she is going to start doing another acting project that will also star The Voice Kids grand champ Lyca Gairanod and Gerald Anderson.
“Especially bigla ko ulit pagdadamutan ng oras, kasi I’m starting with Nathaniel, I think next week mag-start na," she said.
Shaina, however, is not closing her doors to meeting someone that would eventually lead to a relationship. But she would rather take it slow.
“Kung meron man. I’m really befriending everyone.
“Last year talagang hindi ako ready. Ngayon if meron gustong makipagkaibigan sa akin, di naman pwedeng bukas agad-agad kayo na, di ba?" she pointed out.
“So magkakilanlan muna tayo, let’s all be friends first,” she explained.
Shaina also sums up her "learnings" during the past year.
“Siguro you wanna take your time because you’ve learned a lot of lessons already, you’ve been through so much. Kasi dati siguro kapag bata ka pa, hindi ka pa masyado nasasaktan, go fight ka pa, e."
“You and me against the world, okay lang.
“Kasi di ba, you’re still fearless when it comes to loving someone. Pero kapag nasaktan ka na, nadapa ka na, medyo natuto ka, dahan-dahan ka na muna, wag ka na muna magmadali.
“Kasi maniwala ka na lang na kung sino man ang para sa yo, darating din yun sa buhay mo,” the 24-year-old positively affirmed.
She also hopes that her next boyfriend would make her “proud.”
“Kaya wag muna kayo masyado excited, kung ako nga di pa masyado excited, onti pa lang,” she said with a laugh.
STAR MAGIC BALL. Single ladies Shaina Magdayao, Jodi Sta. Maria, Erich Gonzales, and Jessy Mendiola, met each other during the red carpet at the 8th Star Magic Ball, but Shaina swore that it was unintentional.
“Nagkataon lang na nagsabay-sabay kami sa red carpet, and na-figure out lang namin na siguro kaya kami nagsabay-sabay dahil wala kaming date,” Shaina recalled.
Shaina also revealed that it was her “personal choice” to go without a date, also saying that she was happy to go solo this year.
“Masaya. Hanggang ngayon naman single lady pa rin. 'Yan ata yung trend ngayon eh, joke!” she quipped.
“We’ll see if magkakaroon ako ng date next year, di pa naman matatapos ang Star Magic Ball, di ba? Marami pa namang kasunod 'yan.
“So we’ll see if magkakaroon ako ng date sa next na mga ball, pero yeah, that particular night, wala akong date, date ko ang aking mga kaibigan.”
The press also asked Shaina if ever it was awkward to meet Sam Milby during the ball.
Sam has also been romantically linked to the actress.
“Parang hindi dapat siya mailang, kasi magkaibigan naman kami,” she replied.
She also maded it clear that they did meet and Sam did make an effort “na lumapit.”
“Napakaliit lang ng venue. Napakaliit lang din ng mundo ng showbiz, so wala dapat iwasan, wala dapat maging issue, kasi nga kaya wala akong boyfriend para walang issue,” Shaina gushed.