Lauren Young clears up rumors that she and Elmo Magalona are already a couple.
Sa panayam ng Push.com.ph
kay Lauren Young sa presscon ng Cinema One Originals kung saan kasali ang pelikula niyang Catnip
, kinumpira ng dalaga na wala na siya sa puder ng Star Magic. “I am not with Star Magic anymore. I am with Ms. Pia Magalona now. I am still in the process of figuring [out] where to be in my career right now. What I also like about Ms. Pia is my mom’s not here, she is also in the States and my Dad is always busy with work and we have our own lives kaming magkakapatid.
, she kind of took me under her wing and she is so nice to me and very supportive with me. And siguro nakita niya na
maybe I need something else for my career so she offered to help me out and that is what I appreciate.”
Ibinahagi din ni Lauren ang kanyang pinagkaabalahan nitong mga nakaraang buwan. “Ito po, I am finishing up Catnip and I just bought my own condo so yun. I just started living on my own for the first time. Siguro mga three months na akong mag-isa so ayun medyo I am getting used to that pa lang at kakasimula ko lang mag-college. Freshman ako sa College of St. Benilde La Salle so I am doing that; balancing my school, my home life, and work altogether.”
Nilinaw din ni Lauren ang mga isyung kumakalat na karelasyon niya na si Elmo Magalona na anak ng kanyang bagong manager. Aniya, “Elmo and I are okay, we are friends, maraming matutuwa dun.” Dagdag linaw niya pa niya sa kung ano ang meron sila ngayon. “Para po sa akin, this is the modern era, and boys and girls can be friends without them being together. He is just my guy friend, he is not my boyfriend so yun lang po yun. I enjoy his company as my friend and he is a very supportive friend and he is a very nice friend. And what I like about him [is that] he respects that both of us don’t want to be in relationships and I don’t have any plans of being in a relationship with Elmo kasi I work with his mom and I am friends with his siblings. And I frankly have too many things going on in my life right now to have a boyfriend.”
Inamin din ni Lauren na dahil sa pagkaka-link ng pangalan niya kay Elmo, may ilang mga tagahanga nina Elmo at ang ka-love team nitong si Julie Ann San Jose ang hindi masaya sa dito. “Naiintindihan ko naman po yun kasi nga love team nga po sila and they are very sweet together kaya kung may isang babae na lalapit sa ka-love team, ayaw po nila yan. And as much as possible, I really do try na para maintindihan po nila na hindi po talaga e, wala po talaga e so maybe they could stop hating me on Twitter. And maybe because I don’t do anything to try to offend them, I don’t have any bad to say to Elmo or his love team, sana they stop saying bad things to me because I am not doing anything bad and I respect their love team and sana they respect me as a person.”
Aminado din si Lauren na apektado siya dahil nakakakuha na siya ng pagbabanta sa kanyang buhay. “Siyempre it hurts. Ikaw ba naman sabihan ng mga masasamang bagay. Sometimes I get death threats. I mean, tao lang naman ako. I know I am a public figure, but at the end of the day, alam mo sensitive din naman ako. So siyempre it hurts sometimes, but I have my own way of dealing with it kasi dati sumasagot ako which is very bad so ayun po that’s what I learned kasi ‘pag pumatol ka mas dadami sila so right now I figured out what the block button was actually for so yun na lang ignore na lang. Ano pa ba ang maggagawa ko? Some people have their own opinions and it’s hard to change people’s opinions so I am not trying to change it, just ignore it na lang.”
Pero sa kabila ng lahat ng ito, sinabi naman ni Lauren na hindi apektado ang pagkakaibigan nila ni Elmo. Aniya, “Hindi naman po kasi friends naman po kami and we are trying to understand the fans na parang this is what they want and they want them to be together and they don’t want us to be together and yun naman po yun. We are not together, Elmo and I are not together so I am just asking for a little bit of respect or siguro, hindi naman respect kasi baka they don’t want to give me that. If they cant give me the respect, they could just give me my space as a person.”