Glaiza de Castro admitted she and former suitor Benjamin Alves did not end up entering a serious relationship.
Asked if she turned him down, the Kapuso actress explained that they just didn’t “click” as a potential couple.
“Hindi ko naman sasabihing hindi pumasa, pero parang hindi lang talaga nag-swak. Hindi nag-click.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with Glaiza at her co-owned restaurant, Runners Kitchen, Thursday afternoon, June 16.
The 28-year-old actress readily answered questions after an hour-long drive around Quezon City for a fun #JoyrideJamWithPirena.
Glaiza landed the plum role of Pirena in the remake of the GMA fantaserye Encantadia.
PEP asked again, was timing also the reason why things did not click between her and Benjamin?
Without going into details, Glaiza replied, “Timing din. Maraming factors. So, ganun talaga.”
The two have been reportedly seeing each other outside work last year.
Benjamin even admitted to gaining the blessing of Glaiza’s parents for him to visit her at home.
But last May, Benjamin hinted that their relationship status didn’t progress beyond getting-to-know-each-other stage.
SINGLE AND UNATTACHED. Glaiza, for her part, is not seeing anyone special at the moment.
“Waley, kasi ang hirap sa sitwasyon ngayon, yung commitment, nasa work ko talage, e.
“Unless may isang tao na makaunawa or makatulong talaga nang sobra.”
As it is, she has her hands full with the upcoming Kapuso primetime series Encantadia.
“Kasi yung pamilya ko nga minsan, hindi na kami nagkikita sa sobrang busy.
“Isang beses, sabi sa akin ng tatay ko, ‘O, long time no look, a.’
“Yung relationship ko, nasa Encantadia talaga.”
At 28, Glaiza still prefers going through the traditional courtship before getting into a serious relationship.
“Na-realize ko rin na ako pala yung type of person na may build up.
“Matagal ako mag-build up, matagal ako mag-analyze.
“Kasi gusto ko, kapag dumating ako sa point na ready na ako, sure ako.”
HOW TO WIN GLAIZA'S HEART. Any guy who would be interested to pursue Glaiza should be patient enough to wait for her to say ‘yes’ to a romantic commitment.
“Yung tipong kahit na ilang years [willing maghintay].
“Ilang years!? Meron pa bang ganun?
“Kasi ngayon, instant na lahat, e. Mabilisan, e.
“Kaya para sa akin, nirerespeto ko yung time, yung mahabang proseso, para talaga masabi mo sa sarili mo na, ‘A, itong tao na ito, desidido siya.’
“Kasi, based on sa payo ng mga magulang mo, tama pala talaga sila. Kilalanin mo maigi [yung manliligaw mo].”
Glaiza would like to believe that being traditional when it comes to love pays off in the end.
“Nakaka-inspire yung kuwentong mga lolo at lola na, ‘Ang tagal ko niligawan ‘yan.’
“Ang lalaki, sila yung warrior, e. Sila talaga yung pursuer.
“Ang babae, hindi naman pabebe, hindi in a negative way, pero tayo talaga yung naghihintay.
“May right tayo to analyze at kilalanin yung taong gustong pumasok sa buhay natin.
“And para sa akin, importante yun, makita ko yun sa lalaki na nagpe-pursue siya.”