Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta used to be one of the hottest couples in showbiz back in the '90s before they split. Richard admitted that the reason they broke up was because of his womanizing ways during his youth. "Ako na ang aako. Alam mo, nung medyo bata bata pa kami ni Dawn, pati isip ko medyo may pagka-bata pa. Hindi pa ako masyado seryoso sa buhay. Sabi ni Dawn, pagbigyan natin ito, kailangan ituwid ang landas mo. Hindi ko narinig yung ituwid ang landas, akala ko puro sanga-sanga ang landas," he related during the recent grand press con of ABS-CBN's newest primetime soap, Walang Hanggan.
Richard claimed that it was Dawn who decided to call it quits despite her great love for him at the time. "Nung mga panahon na yun, sabi ni Dawn, 'Kahit ang pag-ibig ko sayo walang hanggan, puputulin ko na 'yan.' But you know, kidding aside, maybe things didn't work out between us because we were young and we had different priorities in life. But the good thing about with what happened is that right now, we're very good friends, we’re very happy with our respective families. Ang asawa ko mahal si Dawn at mahal ko ang asawa ni Dawn."
Hypothetically speaking, Richard believed that he could have been a good husband to Dawn had they ended up together. "Alam niyo na ang mangyayari, walang hanggan [ang pag-ibig ko sa kanya]. Kasi pagkatapos ng sanga sanga diretso na ulit ako. Kaya lang nauna yung sanga sanga e. [Pero] may tuwid na landas pagkatapos nun."
Richard is just thankful that their failed romance didn't stop them from becoming good friends to this day. "Very unique yung friendship namin kasi most showbiz couples after breaking up, hindi na nag-uusap, hindi na nagkikita. They will not work together anymore. But in our case, we remained good friends."
In fact, they have no trouble reviving their love team in Walang Hanggan, and even their respective spouses are very supportive of this project. "Now na meron kaming teleserye, we're very comfortable doing this as lovers on screen. I can say na kami ni Dawn, we're lucky that our respective spouses understand our work. Especially si Lucy (Torres), like what I've said before, mas siya pa ang excited na magkakatrabaho ulit kami ni Dawn," Richard beamed.
Richard Gomez reveals why Dawn Zulueta broke up with him in the past
Richard Gomez talks about his failed romance with ex-girlfriend Dawn Zulueta and how they remained good friends through the years.