Nagsalita na ang ASAP mainstay na si Gab Valenciano kaugnay ng breakup nila ng aktres na si Isabel Oli at ang pagkaka-link niya sa young actress na si Coleen Garcia.
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Una munang nilinaw ni Gab sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ang isyu ng panonood nila ni Coleen ng PBA championship game sa pagitan ng Talk ’N Text at Powerade sa Araneta Coliseum.
Ayon sa lumabas na report, kasama nina Gab at Coleen sina Cesca Litton, Eric Tai, at ilan pang kaibigan. Pagkatapos ay tumuloy ang grupo sa Republiq kung saan nakitang sweet na sweet daw sina Gab at Coleen.
Hindi itinanggi ni Gab na lumabas nga sila ni Coleen, pero wala raw katotohanan na nililigawan niya ang young actress gaya ng nabalita.
Sabi niya, "It’s true that we did watch PBA with Cesca Litton and Eric Tai.
"Because of that relationship, we grew as friends.
"Naging girlfriend ni Echo [Jericho Rosales] si Cesca and naging magkaibigan na rin kami.
"Eric naman is one of my best friends."
Kuwento pa ng binata, "That night talaga, lalabas kami dahil parang despedida sa friend namin, si AJ Rafael, a common friend, aalis na siya for the States.
"So, sabi namin, ’Why don’t we just go together na lang?’ And so we did naman.
"We knew this might come out, but we’re friends, we have nothing to hide.
"Hindi ako nanliligaw but I can’t say na hindi ko siya type ligawan, kahit kanino pa.
"Because that’s what exactly what I told people about Isabel nung friends pa kami.
"I told people, ’No, we’re just friends.’ Pero look what happened?
"You can say never but at this point in my life, personally, hindi ko kayang bumuhat ng isang relasyon.
"I need to fix my life before I fix my life with someone else.
"In all honesty, no matter how beautiful she is, no matter how amazing she is as a friend, at this point, I’m not yet ready for anything like that."
END OF A RELATIONSHIP. Nang mapag-usapan naman ang tungkol sa kanila ni Isabel, kinumpirma ni Gab na nauwi na nga sa hiwalayan ang lahat.
Pero paglilinaw ng anak ni Gary Valenciano, "There’s no third party involved.
"Differences talaga and also priorities.
"I didn’t want to burden her to wait kasi I’m gonna start school soon...
"I’m starting school tomorrow. After a couple of months, I head to the States.
"I don’t want to put her through that na paghihintayin ko siya.
"I want her to be happy and I want her to meet that one person designed for her.
"We tried it pero ganun naman, e, trial and error.
"We tried it out, we’re happy, but if it doesn’t work out, hindi mo naman control."
Inamin ni Gab na siya ang nag-initiate ng breakup nila ni Isabel.
"Yes, I was the one.
"Yun nga, I just couldn’t see her with me. I couldn’t see her with a guy like me at this point.
"I can see myself as incomplete.
"I’m only 23 and I have so much more to learn when it comes to relationships.
"Actually not just in relationships but also to my personality, in life in general.
"I know there are lot of people out there who see me in a different light.
"A lot of people think I’m a heartbreaker, which to a certain point is true, but there are always two sides of the story."
MOST PAINFUL THING. Hindi naman kaila sa marami na dumaraan sa mabigat na pagsubok ngayon si Isabel dahil sa maysakit nitong ama, na hanggang ngayon ay comatose pa rin.
Aminado si Gab na isa ito sa bagay na nagpahirap sa kanya sa pagsasabi kay Isabel na tapusin na nila ang kanilang relasyon.
"Yes, I did think about that, but the most painful thing for me, ang pamilya niya parang naging family ko na rin.
"One day I just told her na mag-usap kami and I’ve been thinking about it for a month na, it’s eating me up inside, hindi ko na kinaya.
"This girl talaga, she’s beautiful not just outside but inside as well.
"If I could go back in time and undo a lot of stupid things I did and the mistakes I did, I would.
"If I could even go back further before we started, I would do things differently.
"Kumbaga, naging genuine lang ako. I’d get to know her dun pa lang, naunahan na.
"We had the right love at the wrong time."
Patuloy pa ni Gab, "Ako, I still think about her family and I still think about her sometimes.
"I wonder even with all the news coming out about her, ang dami kasing lumalabas tungkol sa kanya.
"I don’t care. Hindi ko pinapansin because all I care is about her and her family.
"But breakup is always a breakup, it will always be negative.
"No matter what you say or no matter what you do, a breakup will be painful.
"But I want people to know, I want her to know, her family to know the reason why I broke up with her.
"I knew that I wouldn’t be able to fulfill my duties as a person even as future husband.
"When I get married and when I find my wife, it could be Isabel in the future, when I do find her, I want to be ready and I want to be complete.
"Think about it, I’m going to start school pa lang.
"I leave for the States after one year and a half, maghahanap pa ako ng trabaho, mag-iipon pa ako.
"And I don’t want her to come to a point when I look back and I say, I shouldn’t have... she could have found someone else that could make her happy."
AGE GAP IS AN ISSUE. Tinanong din ng PEP si Gab kung ano ang masasabi niya sa isyung hindi raw kasi boto ang pamilya niya, partikular ang ina niyang si Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano, kay Isabel.
Sabi ni Gab, "No, gusto naman nila si Isabel.
"Simula pa lang, my parents told me that the age gap would be an issue—she’s seven years older than me.
"Siyempre yung mom and dad ko, seven years apart din sila."
Mas matanda rin ng pitong taon si Angeli kay Gary.
Patuloy ng dancer, "In my mind, it will work. But you see, times are very different now.
"And how I see myself now, gaya ng sinabi ko, the guy I have to be, ’coz she deserves someone that she can be with for the rest of her life."
So, isyu ang gap nila ni Isabel?
"At this point, yes," pag-amin ni Gab.
"I think for a while it was working, but when I realized the gravity of the relationship, the gravity of the person that she is, I realized that I was not gonna be able to give that to her.
"It’s not just marriage, it’s not just kids... it’s, personally, I don’t think I would be enough for her.
"Ako, I can say that four to five months was amazing for me, I was able to learn.
"Yes, hindi man naging successful ang relationship namin, but in all the relationships that I’ve been in, this for me was the most genuine and the highest when it came to learning.
"Siyempre, she’s older than me. I learned a lot of things from her and at the same time, I really want her to be happy."
FALLING OUT OF LOVE. Hindi kaya he just fell out of love kaya siya nakipaghiwalay?
"No, because if I fell out of love, di dapat masaya na ako ngayon.
"I’m happy to a certain extent, pero hindi ako buo ’coz I lost someone very important to me.
"I lost someone whom I cared about.
"It’s been quite a hard season, it’s been a bit difficult.
"When you talk about mending a broken heart, that’s what exactly I’m doing now by surrounding myself with family and friends.
"It’s not been easy, but with the help of friends and family, especially God, I’ve been surviving and work has been very good to me," saad ni Gab.
Ayon pa kay Gab, wala na silang komunikasyon ngayon ni Isabel.
"Right now, no. That was her one request: ’Don’t contact me now, I would rather heal on my own, and really one day we can be friends.’"
ISABEL-JAMES RUMOR. Hiningan din namin ng komento si Gab tungkol sa nabuhay na namang isyu kina Isabel at James Yap. Nakita raw kasi ang dalawa na magkasama sa nakaraang Sinulog Festival sa Cebu.
"Yes, I heard about that," sabi ni Gab.
"I didn’t ask her na. I cannot comment about that.
"I really don’t know the truth but all I know, wherever she is right now, whoever she may be dating, I just pray that she’s happy.
"I just want her to be happy.
"Kung magkakaroon na siya ng iba, it will be painful.
"But the reason why I made that decision is for her to find the person who can make her happier than she was with me.
"And no matter how much it will hurt, as long as she’s happy, it will give me peace of mind."