Despite being shocked on hearing rumors linking her ex-boyfriend Phil Younghusband to KC Concepcion, Angel Locsin would rather not be involved in the issue.
Speaking for the first time since they went public with their split, Angel, in an interview at the Folded & Hung Marvel Kawaii VIP grand launch at the Trinoma Activity Center on Wednesday, November 27, said that she prefers to give Phil the “benefit of the doubt.”
"Nabalitaan ko nga 'yun. Siyempre nagulat pero marami kasing chismis-chismis lang talaga, bigyan natin ng benefit of the doubt," Angel said. "Ako naman kung saan magiging masaya si Phil pero hindi ko talaga alam. Hindi ko kino-confirm," she added.
But for her though, it seemed a little too early for them to date again, especially since it’s only been a month since they confessed about calling it quits. "Bilang ex-girlfriend parang ang bilis pero hindi naman sure kung totoo man or hindi. Buhay naman nila 'yun and labas na ako doon," she reiterated.
Since it was the first time that she spoke to the press about the issue, Angel was asked how she’s coping with the end of their one-year-and-three-month relationship. “Patuloy ang buhay—kahit nasaktan, kahit gumagapang,” the Kapamilya star said, even adding that, “Wala naman tayong choice, di ba, but to move on.”
According to Angel, who’s been very active in doing relief efforts with the Philippine Red Cross of late, others have had it far worse than her what with the recent calamities in the Visayas. “Siguro nga, ‘yung iba mas mabigat pa yung pinagdadaanan kumpara sa pinagdadaanan natin kaya wala naman tayong choice kundi i-accept,” Angel further said.
The ex-couple discussed their breakup via a series of Twitter posts on their respective accounts. Angel explained that they have opted to clarify things in the same platform where everything started for the both of them. “Siguro, utang na rin namin yun sa mga sumuporta sa amin sa Twitter di ba, kasi doon nga nagsimula ang lahat at nasubaybayan nila ang relasyon namin,” she said.
But why did they decide to keep mum about their split at first? “Natagalan lang kami kasi kahit sa amin, di pa nagsi-sink in. Tulala pa kami, nag-uusap pa naman kami. Pero naunahan kasi ng mga balita,” the actress said in reference to the blind items that came out prior to their admission.
Despite the press’ prodding, Angel refused to cite the reason for their breakup in respect for the relationship that they once shared, since “wala namang away na namagitan sa aming dalawa.”
Since many have noticed that their breakup somehow coincided with the split of her ex, Luis Manzano with Jennylyn Mercado, speculations of their reconciliation spread like wildfire. To this issue, Angel’s response was: “Nirerespeto ko si Luis. Mabait na tao si Luis. So ayoko ng dagdagan kung ano ang mga hinanakit niya ngayon sa buhay.”
Since she’s currently single, Angel said she would rechannel her energies first to other important parts of her life. “Gusto ko lang magtrabaho, magconcentrate muna sa trabaho saka pamilya ko,” she said.