Although Jericho Rosales already promised that his interview with The Buzz last Sunday, August 31, would be the last time he would talk about former girlfriend Heart Evangelista, he still couldn't stop the press from asking about their past.
After the formal press conference of Kahit Isang Saglit held last night, September 4, at the 13th floor of ABS-CBN compound, the entertainment press asked the 28-year-old actor for an update about his life after the split.
Echo, Jericho's nickname, said that he has been single for five months. "Ito na 'yong pinakamatagal na [pagiging] single," he quipped.
Right now, Jericho is trying to enjoy his single-blessedness. If he's not taping for his new soap epera, Kahit Isang Saglit, Echo said, "Kasama ko 'yong mga kaibigan ko sa surfing, tumatambay sa surf shop, nagmo-motor, nanonood ng sine mag-isa."
He added that he has no plans of entering into a new relationship yet. However, he clarified that it's not because he has not yet moved on from his breakup with Heart, which he considered as his longest relationship.
"Tanggap ko na," said Jericho when asked about the end of their relationship.
Echo said that his decision to stay single stems from his priorities. "Parang hindi pa panahon ngayon, parang hinihintay ko lang na may makilala ako or makatagpo ko ang tao na 'yon na wala sa set. Sa ngayon, wala, e, hindi [priority], e," the actor explained.
ECHO STILL WANTS A TALK. In her past interviews, Heart already said that she does not want to have any communication with her former boyfriend. In fact, she was firm in this decision that she even changed her contact number. Jericho attested to this young actress's attitude, "Kilala ko si Heart, kapag ayaw na niya, ayaw na niya."
Nonetheless, Jericho still showed some interest in talking with Heart. "Hindi ko rin masabi kung ano kami ni Heart, kasi si God lang ang makapagsasabi kung ano ang magiging kinabukasan namin, di ba? Pero if there's something na medyo inaasahan ko, 'yong pagkikita namin ulit para makapag-usap naman kami."
But reports reached Jericho that his former girlfriend is really trying to erase him from her life. He then explained why he still wanted to talk to Heart.
"Hindi naman ako multo, e. I mean, kumbaga sa ano, nabubuhay ako sa mundo. Hindi mo ako puwedeng burahin. I mean, a piece of advice, di ba? Hindi naman ako nagmamalaki, kaibigan ako, e, sayang naman na may iiwasan ka."
It can be recalled that Jericho and Heart ended their relationship through a phone conversation. Since then, according to Jericho, he had not seen Heart at all. Echo considered this as the most hurtful part of their split. "'Yong biglaan na walang maayos na pagpapaalam. Nakakatulala 'yon," said Jericho.
Why didn't he try to talk with Heart at that time?
"Mahirap noong time na 'yon, e, maraming tao na umaano sa paligid niya, di ba? So, wala akong chance na [mag-explain]," he explained.
Aside from these, rumors are also circulating about the possible cause of their breakup—including Jericho being a two-timer.
"I just decided na lang na tama na, hindi na ako magsasalita para huwag nang mabatikos pa kung ano 'yong totoong rason behind it. Alam ko naman sa sarili ko kung ano ang totoo. Balang araw malalaman din natin ang totoo," said Jericho when asked about his reaction.
When will he will be able to resolve these things with Heart?
He replied, "Kapag humupa na ang bagyo, magkakalinawan din lahat. Then, dalawa lang din kaming makakapag-ayos noon, e."