John Lloyd Cruz remains optimistic that he and girlfriend Shaina Magdayao can surpass the trials in their relationship.
As much as John Lloyd Cruz would like to forget all the intrigues he encountered this year, he knows his detractors won'rsquo;t stop badgering him in 2011. He believes that the only thing he could do is to be prepared for whatever criticism they would come up with next. "Siyempre yung 'lsquo;di magagandang nangyari kasi malaking part nun 'lsquo;di kami ang may gawa. Inimbento, finabricate ng kung sino. So papa'rsquo;no mo sasabihin na iiwan mo na yun? Sadly wala sa control namin. Gustuhin mo man kalimutan or iwanan ang reality is kailangan ka pa rin handa. Siguro ang maganda dun parang nangyari na siya and talagang unfortunately kami napili na maging biktima. Siguro kung mangyari man siya, kasi 'lsquo;di ba what can be worse than that," said John Lloyd referring to the vaginal lock issue which first made the headlines last September.
But despite his controversial love life, John Lloyd'rsquo;s passion for his craft prevailed at the end of the day given the huge success of his recent works such as his movie My Amnesia Girl and teleserye Imortal. "2010 is definitely a good year for me. Maraming 'lsquo;di magandang nangyari pero mas lumamang pa rin ang positive. Kaya yung katapusan ng taon, na-outweigh niya yung bigat ng ibang nagdaan. Pero sana ang mangyari din sa ibang tao na next year let'rsquo;s all move forward, wala ng hilaan pababa. Not just for us but for the whole industry. Tama na yung siraan at kung ano mang negativities."
When told that his girlfriend Shaina Magdayao is also very optimistic with regards to their relationship, John Lloyd replied that their love for each other has grown stronger because of what they went through this year. "Pareho naman kami [na optimistic]. Lahat naman ng taong nagmamahal ganon. Bukod sa hawak niyo yung relasyon niyo, kasi meron ding ibang forces na 'lsquo;di niyo hawak, so kapag dumarating yung ganong pagkakataon, you can only hope for the best, na sana mapanindigan niyo yung choices niyo, yung decisions niyo."
In the meantime, John Lloyd is thrilled with the holiday break because he gets the chance to bond with his family and relatives after a long time of being busy with work. "Yeah, totoo yun, na-miss ko ang pamilya ko. Madalang kaming magkaharap-harap. Buo kami ulit for the first time in five years. Ganon lang kami, 'lsquo;pag nagkakaron ng chance, mahabang kumakain, palaging may celebration sa bahay lang. Sa amin feast na yung magkasama-sama kami, walang aalis dun lang lahat sa gazebo ng tita ko, and hopefully mangyari siya sa Christmas and New Year."