Actress Heart Evangelista can now look back objectively when talking about her failed relationship with Jericho Rosales.
Last night, December 8, at the mini-press conference of Regal Entertainment's Metro Manila Film Festival entry Mano Po 6: My Mother's Love held at the Imperial Palace Suites in Quezon City, Heart stressed that even though the relationship ended bitterly, there were still a lot of pleasant memories worth rekindling.
"My time with him was a good experience," she said. "It was good. It's just that it was the wrong time and we were just so in love that we didn't know how to express and explain it in a manner that they would [Heart's parents] understand. We didn't want to lose each other that's why we fought. But it wasn't bad, it was just the wrong time."
Although no friendship has blossomed between the two former lovers after their separation, Heart maintained that there's mutual respect even without the need for them to verbally express it to each other.
"We're on the stage where we're living our lives. We appreciate each other from a distance, I guess. But there is no more anger and we've forgiven each other," confessed the chinita actress, who recently signed a three-picture deal with Regal.
There were important life lessons learned, according to Heart, and she realized that assuming a you-and-me-against-the-world stance on love could be very tiring and disastrous in the long run.
"Hirap din kasi ng sitwasyon, e. Mahal na mahal ko din family ko and there was a time na nasaktan ko sila. They say naman na if you guys are really meant to be together, there's an invisible string attached to your pinkie, that no matter where time will take you, darating din 'yong time na 'yon. Kapag dumating na 'yong time na 'yon, then that's a go. Pero as of now, I am not thinking of it... Hindi ko masasabi and ayokong pilitin," she explained.