Una, hindi na raw healthy ang kanilang relasyon.
“Andami nang pangyayari. Every time it [misunderstandings] would happen, we would check each other out in the relationship and be, like, ‘Are we sure we still want this? Are we sure we’re still in the right track?’” pahayag ni Diego sa All Out! ng Rx. 93.1 FM nitong June 6, 2022.
Nang mangyari ang paghihiwalay nila noong December 2021, ikinunsidera pa raw nilang isalba ang kanilang relasyon.
Saad ni Diego, “When we reached the point bandang December, we reassessed and we were parang we’re not helping each other grow anymore.
“And we both came to the agreement na ‘We’re not good for each other right now, so I think it’s better [to break up].”
Namataan silang kumain sa isang restaurant sa Pasig City noong March 2022, dahilan upang magkaroon ng espekulasyong nagkabalikan sila.
Pero pagbubunyag ni Diego, doon nangyari ang closure nila ni Barbie. Kababalik lang noon ni Diego mula sa Amerika.
Kuwento ng aktor, “We discussed yung honesty talaga, ‘What happened while you were away? Ikaw naman, what did you do here while I was away? Kaya pa ba natin or hindi?’”
Giit ni Diego, “We tried, we did. We really did try.
“We tried, like, see, ‘Kaya pa ba natin?’ And hindi pa rin, e.
"Like, I really feel like I’m gonna stop her from growing if this continues and the same, vice versa talaga.”
Ayon kay Diego, hindi sila nag-aaway ni Barbie dahil sa selos kundi dahil sa “silent competition” dahil pareho silang artista.
“May feeling na may competition, in a way, because we’re both artists, and as our industry is, it’s unspoken.
“Pero there’s always some sort of underlying competition in everything that we do.
“And I don’t think that was healthy. I think that attributed to the reasons why we would fight, why we wouldn’t understand [each other], or see things eye to eye.
“It’s not really because we got jealous of one another. It was more of this is not a healthy relationship.
"As much as we love each other, things aren’t going the way that they should be,” pahayag niya.
DIEGO REVEALS SHE IS NOW DATING FRANKI RUSSELL
Hindi rin itinanggi ni Diego na idine-date niya ngayon ang former Pinoy Big Brother housemate na si Franki Russell.
Nagpaliwanag din siya tungkol sa pahayag niya kamakailan na sinabi niyang “Franki and I are not a thing.”
Sabi ni Diego, nang mangyari ang interview na iyon ay sampung araw pa lang silang magkakilala ni Franki.
“We’ve known each other for ten days, we’re not a thing,” katuwiran ng aktor.
“Who am I to say… I can’t give a label that we’re something right now, na kami na, ganun. I can’t.
“Ang kapal naman ng mukha ko kung sabihin ko kami na, di ba?
“I haven’t even asked her. We’ve just been seeing each other.”
Sabay buwelo ni Diego, “But noon iyon. Iba ngayon.”
May isang buwan na silang magkakilala ni Franki at simula raw noon ay tuluy-tuloy na ang kanilang pagkakamabutihan.
Natatawang sabi ni Diego, “I’m a hypocrite. I said I wanted to focus on myself, but I guess these things you don’t expect it, e. It just really comes along.
“Ever since meeting up with her, hanging out with her, it hasn’t stopped.
“We really did click. So, I would definitely say that we’re dating.”