Although Jericho Rosales already promised that hisinterview with The Buzz last Sunday, August 31, would be the last time he would talkabout former girlfriend Heart Evangelista, he still couldn't stop the pressfrom asking about their past.
After the formal press conference of Kahit Isang Saglitheld last night, September 4, at the 13th floor of ABS-CBN compound,the entertainment press asked the 28-year-old actor for an updateabout his life after the split.
Echo, Jericho's nickname, said that he hasbeen single for five months. "Ito na'yong pinakamatagal na [pagiging] single," he quipped.
Right now, Jericho is trying to enjoy his single-blessedness. If he's not taping for hisnew soap epera, Kahit Isang Saglit, Echo said, "Kasama ko 'yongmga kaibigan ko sa surfing, tumatambay sa surf shop, nagmo-motor, nanonood ngsine mag-isa."
He added that he has no plans of entering into a newrelationship yet. However, he clarifiedthat it's not because he has not yet moved on from his breakup with Heart,which he considered as his longest relationship.
"Tanggap ko na," said Jericho whenasked about the end of their relationship.
Echo said that his decision to stay single stems from his priorities. "Paranghindi pa panahon ngayon, parang hinihintay ko lang na may makilala ako ormakatagpo ko ang tao na 'yon na wala sa set. Sa ngayon, wala, e, hindi [priority], e," the actor explained.
ECHO STILL WANTS A TALK. In her past interviews, Heart already saidthat she does not want to have any communication with her formerboyfriend. In fact, she was firm inthis decision that she even changed her contact number. Jerichoattested to this young actress's attitude, "Kilala ko si Heart, kapag ayaw naniya, ayaw na niya."
Nonetheless, Jericho still showed some interest in talkingwith Heart. "Hindi ko rin masabi kungano kami ni Heart, kasi si God lang ang makapagsasabi kung ano ang magigingkinabukasan namin, di ba? Pero if there'ssomething na medyo inaasahan ko, 'yong pagkikita namin ulit para makapag-usapnaman kami."
But reports reached Jericho that his former girlfriend is really trying to erase him from her life. He then explained why he still wanted to talk to Heart.
"Hindi naman ako multo, e. I mean, kumbaga sa ano, nabubuhay ako samundo. Hindi mo ako puwedengburahin. I mean, a piece of advice, diba? Hindi naman ako nagmamalaki,kaibigan ako, e, sayang naman na may iiwasan ka."
It can be recalled that Jericho and Heart ended theirrelationship through a phone conversation. Since then, according to Jericho, he had not seen Heartat all. Echo considered this asthe most hurtful part of their split. "'Yong biglaan na walang maayos na pagpapaalam. Nakakatulala 'yon," said Jericho.
Why didn't he try to talk with Heart at thattime?
"Mahirap noong time na 'yon, e, maraming tao naumaano sa paligid niya, di ba? So, walaakong chance na [mag-explain]," he explained.
Aside from these, rumors are also circulating about the possiblecause of their breakup—including Jericho being a two-timer.
"I just decided na lang na tamana, hindi na ako magsasalita para huwag nang mabatikos pa kung ano 'yongtotoong rason behind it. Alam ko namansa sarili ko kung ano ang totoo. Balangaraw malalaman din natin ang totoo," said Jericho when asked about his reaction.
When will he will be able to resolvethese things with Heart?
He replied, "Kapag humupa na ang bagyo, magkakalinawan dinlahat. Then, dalawa lang din kamingmakakapag-ayos noon, e."