Dinurog nga ba ni Inigo Pascual ang puso ni Maris Racal?
Ito ang nilinaw ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kay Inigo nang makapanayam namin siya sa launching ng kanyang first international solo single, "Options," na ginanap sa Uptown Parade Studio 28 noong June 27.
Sa interview ni Maris Racal sa Tonight With Boy Abunda kamakailan, sinbi nitong dinurog ni Inigo ang kanyang puso.
Ayon kay Inigo, nirerespeto niya ang nararamdaman at naging pahayag ni Maris.
Saad ng Kapamilya singer-actor, "You know, we have our opinion on things.
"As human beings, we go through things.
“I respect that, I respect how she felt and what she said.
“Like I've said, we're okay, we're on good terms, we have a lots of work to do pa together, we have a lot of common friends.
“We're friends as well, so I don't see anything na bad na masasabi ko or I don't think there should be anything na negative on what she had said.”
Ayon pa kay Inigo, bago siya umalis ng bansa para asikasuhin ang kanyang international album ay nag-text pa sa kanya si Maris.
"Before I left for the States, before I did the whole radio tour in the States, she messaged me saying 'congratulations and good luck.'
“It means a lot to me to have support of my friends. It meant a lot.”
Diin pa niya, “We're good, we're friends, honestly.
“I know a lot of things have been happening when I was away, I was out of the country.
“It's inevitable question, and we have to answer.
“We're okay, honestly, we're not on bad terms.
“Like I've said before I left for the States, you know, the things that we're going through together, I'm not gonna say anything bad towards her.
“I don't think I can ever do that, I don't have the right to say that towards her.
“For me, the fact that she supports what I am doing, I'm also supportive of what she is doing—that's the most important thing about our friendship."
Marami sa MarNigo fans ang nasaktan sa nabalitang breakup nina Inigo at Maris.
Pahayag ng binata tungkol dito, "They have their own opinion as well.
“Para sa akin, the fact that we’re able to make them happy through our work... enough na sa akin yun.
“I want them to know that the support that they gave us—from the start until now—yung mga nandiyan pa, I know who they are, I connect with them.
“That's the most important thing no matter what, to be able to support us as love team and also as individuals.
“Sobrang importante nun para sa amin."
Tiniyak din ni Inigo na tuloy pa rin ang pelikulang pagtatambalan nila ni Maris.
"Yes, tuloy pa, magda-dubbing na ako. I'm gonna be dubbing real soon.
“Si Maris kaka-dub niya lang, we're almost done with the process.
“Ano po siya… Marvel movie sa tagal, Avengers po ang pelikula namin,” biro pa ni Inigo.
Pinapareha ngayon si Maris kay McCoy de Leon kung saan nakabuo na rin sila ng mga tagahanga.
Suportado raw ito ni Inigo.
"Yeah, I mean, the work is given to us, we respect that.
“As her friend, I respect that, I'm supportive of that, we always do that to each other from the very beginning.
“If we have an opportunity to do something else, something that will completely help us to grow as individuaI actors, I have nothing bad to say about that."
Kumusta naman ang kanyang amang si Piolo Pascual, na kababalik ng Pilipinas mula sa pag-aaral nito ng filmmaking sa Italy?
Ayon kay Inigo, "My dad, he’s good. He was just on the phone before I came over here.
“I just left Amsterdam, kagagaling ko lang ng airport.
“Hindi ako nakauwi because of the traffic, diretso na ako dito.
“I just spent the whole of my week with my dad for Father's day.
“From Japan, umuwi ako ng one day for the music video.
“It was good, I haven't seen my dad for two months.
"Matagal na siyang wala sa bansa so I miss him a lot.
“My dad, he always says good words every time something comes out. He always makes sure to pray for me every time I have something coming up.
“Para sa akin, the support of my family, they are one of the most important things that I have.”
Hiningan din ng reaksiyon si Inigo sa balitang nagkabalikan na raw ang kanyang ama at si Shaina Magdayao.
Aniya, “Hindi ko alam... my dad has been gone for two months.
“It's not my issue to spill it out. I don't really know what's going on with them.
“The fact that I spent with my dad, that was enough for me.
“I don't really ask my dad about this personal thing about his love life."
Sa kabila na paunti-unti nang nape-penetrate ni Inigo ang international music scene, hindi raw niya iiwan ang Pilipinas.
"I'm not saying I will fully leave the Philippines when I said I will always be representing our country.
“Being born a Filipino, I feel I'll never be ashamed of that.
“I'll just be more proud of it, especially right now that we’re able to share our music with the help of technology.
“It really pushes me as an artist to work harder and to be able to share what we got out here—our beautiful music here in the Philippines.
“Hindi ako mawawala. I have a movie coming out, I'm still working on some endorsements here.
"It's not, like, I'm migrating to the States,” saad ni Inigo.