Billy Crawford could only shake his head when asked about the issue that he and Nikki Gil allegedly broke up, something that the actress had already denied in an interview. “Sunod-sunod nga, eh; nagkabreak, nagkahiwalay, nag-live in. Ewan ko kung ano-ano ang sinasabi ng mga tao.”
The singer-actor stressed that their four-year relationship is solid and continues to get stronger. “I couldn’t be happier, [the relationship] couldn’t be stronger. We’re good,” he said.
By the end of April, Billy is expected to fly to Europe to work on his long-overdue international album. Though he has been away before, Billy said that he still feels fear, particularly being away from Nikki. “Of course there’s a fear of being away from someone you love, pero kakayanin mo, eh. ‘Pag mahal mo ang isang tao you will do anything you can to make it work and you will give time for that relationship, no matter what happens.” He continued that he told Nikki that she only needs to tell him that she needs him and he is willing to fly back home.
The international singer said that he is still uncertain as to how long he will be away. “Everything is tentative. Hindi pa sure pero pwedeng mas maiksi sa two months, pwedeng mas mahaba sa two months; so it all depends kung ano talaga ang mangyayari.”
Still, he is keeping optimistic when it comes to his relationship, especially now that he can talk to Nikki on real-time through modern technology. “Ang pinakaimportante blessed kami ngayon kasi may technology. Sobrang happy kami, at least we have that.”
Many have commented that Billy is a “renewed” man, a far cry from his previous reputation as a ladies’ man and he said that Nikki is a big part of his change. “Pero bilang isang tao I needed to grow din naman, kailangan ko ring mag-mature. Hindi naman ako papabata, patanda tayo nang patanda, we learn from our mistakes. Of course, nakatulong si Nikki sa akin pero never naman siya nag-force na, ‘Uy magbago ka ang sama-sama mong tao.’”
In a previous interview, Nikki said that even before she and Billy got into a relationship, the latter was already working on changing for the better. Billy stressed this by saying that he has had realized the importance of establishing a good relationship with God.
Billy added that although there is no telling what the future holds for them, he and Nikki are set on the goal of marrying each other when time comes.