Daniel Matsunaga stops communicating with ex-girlfriend Erich Gonzales

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Daniel Matsunaga's message for DanRich fans: "It's sad because a lot of our fans, they are expecting a lot of things from us. And I have to apologize to them because everything that we do, it's really for them. It didn't work, unfortunately." 


Daniel Matsunaga, 28, admitted that it’s been a while since he last saw ex-girlfriend Erich Gonzales, 26.

After their breakup early this year, the former couple still appeared together for a two-night show in U.S. last February.

Daniel told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “After the show in the States? Did I see her again?

“Hindi ko na naaalala, e. Pero matagal na hindi kami nagkita, e.”  

The Kapamilya model-actor also confirmed that he and Erich have no more communication with each other.

“Lately, not really,” he said.

But if he sees her again, Daniel said that he will surely say hi to his ex-girlfriend.

He elaborated, “I have due respect for Erich.

“She’s a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. I have nothing to say wrong about her.

“I really respect her and her family.”

PEP caught up with Daniel after he was launched as the first male celebrity ambassador for the underwear line of Men’s Club by Avon.

The media event was held at One Canvas Events Place last night, May 11.

BAD BREAKUP. It was on February 9 when Erich confirmed the news that she and Daniel have put an end to their two-year relationship.

While she denied that a third party caused their breakup, Erich gave a vague answer to entertainment reporters when asked if money matters was ever an issue for her and Daniel.

The same interview later caused an exchange of cryptic statements between the couple—with Daniel denying the money issue and Erich threatening to give a tell-all interview about their breakup.

The whole controversy was only put to an end when Erich and Daniel had a face-to-face meeting at the Star Magic headquarters on February 15.

Then they released a joint statement saying that their breakup was not caused by a third party or money issue.

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DANIEL SAYS SORRY TO FANS. The ex-couple had a movie lined up this year.

But Daniel told PEP that it will no longer push through.

He said, “Unfortunately, hindi na tuloy ‘yan. Well, that’s life, di ba? Move on.”

The 28-year-old Brazilian-Japanese apologized to the Daniel-Erich (DanRich) fans who also got affected by the couple’s breakup.

“It’s sad because a lot of our fans, they are expecting a lot of things from us.

“And I have to apologize to them because everything that we do, it’s really for them.

“It didn’t work, unfortunately.

“But move on, and friendship… friendship is really important.”

How did he move on from his breakup with Erich?

Daniel answered, “I’m very close to my family. They were really there for me the whole time. We’re super close.

“And siyempre, you need them, your real friends. And you need to find stuff to do.”  


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