Sa unang pagkakataon ay nagpaunlak ng live interview ang Brazilian-Japanese model-actor na si Daniel Matsunaga kaugnay ng hiwalayan nila ng aktres na si Heart Evangelista.
Live na nagpa-interview sa Showbiz Central si Daniel kahapon, April 29.
Ang unang tinanong ng host ng programa na si Raymond Gutierrez kay Daniel ay kung gaano ito katagal nawala sa bansa.
“I was in Brazil for one month. Just to relax to and spend time with my family, also with Jesus,” sagot ng Brapanese hunk.
Ang pag-uwi ba niya sa Brazil ay isa sa mga factors ng breakup nila ni Heart.
“Maybe, the distance was one of the big factors in our lives, ‘coz we are not expecting that, and there were a lot of things around us, problems, because of some small things.
“Everybody fight… Like in every relationship, people fight and we have small problems, with no reason at all, to be huge, to breakup, you know. And a little stress also, you know, and it happens.”
FAMILY SUPPORT. Totoo bang habang nasa Brazil si Daniel ay hindi ito kumakain at nagkukulong lang sa kanyang kuwarto dahil sa depression?
“Well, in the beginning of course I was sad, and I was counting on the support of my family.
“And luckily, I had all of them supporting me, especially my mom and my father, they were there. My sister was here in the Philippines.
“My mother went to my room and asked why I was sad and what was happening.
“Everybody in my family, in the end, became sad also because everybody loved Heart,” saad ni Daniel.
Minahal ng pamilya ni Daniel si Heart. Kumusta naman si Daniel sa pamilya ni Heart?
“I’m sure they had respect for me,” sagot niya.
“I was trying to be the best for them, to show that I could be the best for their daughter.
“I was proving to them… actually, you know, all the things I could, I did.
“I did the best.”
FIRST MEETING AFTER THE BREAKUP. Nang bumalik na si Daniel sa Pilipinas, sinubukan ba nila ni Heart na muling buuin ang kanilang relasyon?
“Since I came back, the first time we saw each other was kanina sa Party Pilipinas.
“It was different, very different.
“I couldn’t even say anything, we were just looking at each other, we hugged and we said hi and that was it.”
MUTUAL DECISION. Sa isang interview kay Daniel, sinabi nitong “mutual decision” nila ni Heart ang kanilang paghihiwalay.
Kumusta na sila ngayon? Magkaibigan ba sila?
“We are good friends, you know.
“I have the hugest respect for Heart and she’s so special for me, everybody knows about that, and we’re still friends.
“I’m sure in the future, things will be better.
“We never know what’s going to happen but for now, my friendship with Heart is gonna be always the same.”
Naging very close si Heart at ang kapatid ni Daniel na si Vanessa Matsunaga. Paano tinanggap ni Vanessa ang breakup nila?
“Vanessa, she got really sad, you know, and she even cried also and well, actually my whole family, they were upset.
“Not just my family but a lot of our fans also, they were asking what’s happening and what’s the reason why we broke up.”
Dagdag pa ni Daniel, “Even in Twitter, a lot of people are judging the two of us.
“Even if you try to save yourself like ‘we’re still friends’ or something, a lot of people judge that and they shouldn’t do that because both of us respect each other a lot.”
NAGGER? Pinabulaanan naman ni Daniel ang isyu na isa raw sa mga dahilan kaya sila naghiwalay ay dahil daw sa pagiging nagger ni Heart.
“No, of course not,” diin niya.
“I don’t know the reason why, for sure she doesn’t know also…
“Like it just happened and like it’s really our personal thing and we haven’t come out with anything yet.
“And I don’t know where did they get that from, but that’s not true.
“I can assure you that, you know, that’s not true.
“And like we love each other and, I’m sure, Heart, she still has something for me also.”
Mahal pa rin niya si Heart?
“Yeah, I love Heart, of course I love her.”
DANIEL’S TEMPER? Ano naman ang reaksiyon ni Daniel sa intrigang may temper daw siya?
“Well, of course, I’m not the happiest person all the time, you know.
“Like you can see me, of course I’m a very, very friendly guy. I don’t know where did they get it—that I have temper.
“Of course maybe I have once in like a month or something, that I get stressed or something, or I have problems, but I never show that to anybody.
“I keep my problems to myself. I don’t like to share, even with my family.
“My mom, my sister, they always worry about me because even today, I don’t even show anything to them. I don’t share my problems with them.”
HEART’S PARENTS. May balita ring lumabas na naghiwalay raw sila dahil sa mga magulang ni Heart.
“That’s not because of Heart’s parents,” tanggi ni Daniel.
“I have nothing against them, you know.
“Since the beginning, I was always with them. I respect them a lot.
“Tito Rey [Ongpauco], Tita Baby, I have the hugest respect for you, guys and I love your daughter and…”
DANIEL CRIES. Sa tanong naman kay Daniel ng isang reason na nag-cause ng stress sa kanilang relasyon ni Heart, hindi siya agad nakasagot dahil umiyak siya.
Pero sa huli, aniya, “Maybe showbiz. Problems with people around.”
Kung may offer na magkasama silang muli ni Heart sa isang TV or movie project, tatanggapin naman daw ni Daniel. Wala raw problema iyon sa kanya.
Lalong tumindi ang pag-iyak si Daniel nang hingan siya ng mensahe para kay Heart.
Nang kinaya na nitong magsalitang muli ay ito ang sinabi ni Daniel:
“I hope you find the best one for your life, that this person could do better than I do. Try to learn the best from God and read the Bible.”
Para raw maka-move on, aabalahin ni Daniel ang kanyang sarili sa kanyang showbiz at modelling career, sa mga workshops, sa pag-aaral pang mag-Tagalog, at mga bagay na makakapag-develop pa ng kanyang sarili.
“Now I’m gonna really focus on Daniel,” sabi niya.
Hindi pa raw siya handang umibig muli. Ipo-focus muna raw niya ang kanyang atensiyon sa kanyang pamilya, mga kaibigan, at sa Diyos.
“Life goes on,” sambit pa ni Daniel.
Nagpasalamat din siya sa kanyang mga tagahanga at supporters na dinamayan siya sa mga panahong ito.
Marami raw siyang natutunan sa buhay bunga ng pangyayaring ito. Marami rin daw siyang natutunan kay Heart.
Ayon pa kay Daniel, “God brought me here to the Philippines, and that’s the reason why I am staying here, and I am sure He has bigger plans for me.”