Piolo Pascual will turn 40 on January 12, which reminded him of his timetable for himself.
“I remember being at 20 and I said, 'I'm gonna be married at 30 or 35.'
“Then, I also said that I wanted to settle down at 40.
“But, in all honesty, I'm single,” the Kapamilya actor said at the bloggers’ conference organized by Star Magic last Wednesday, January 4.
He added, “This is the longest time that I am single and I am enjoying every moment of it.”
Romance is not a priority to Piolo because, according to him, “It’s not something that I look for just because I have to.
“Or just because it's what society expects from you.
“For me, when it happens, if it happens, I will totally embrace it.
“I don't want to say that I haven't found my partner or whatsoever… I'm not jumping into anything.
“I just feel it will only happen in God's perfect timing.
“I'm just really exploring, enjoying my life, living my life to the fullest, waking up every day to a new day.
“If she comes tomorrow, if it happens tomorrow, then I'll welcome it.”
According to Piolo, another reason he is single is his contract with ABS-CBN.
“When I'm under contract, I'm committed to it 24/7, hundred percent.
“So I cannot find time to be with somebody,” the actor-singer-movie producer explained.
He also clarified, “Not that I feel incomplete... What I'm saying is that I believe in the sacrament of marriage.
“But when I get married, I know hindi na ako magiging fully committed sa trabaho.
“Kumbaga, magkakaroon ka na ng priorities.
“So I make sure that I enjoy and I commit to my craft, my contract or whatever I'm doing right now, completely.
“And hundred percent and not to divert my thoughts.
“But I believe in [marriage], definitely.”