After sparking controversy inside the Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles camp which led to their voluntary exit, former reality show participants Ralph Du and Patrizha Martinez are seemingly off to a better place when it comes to their love life.
The two, who have been notably close when they’re still inside the Biggest Loser camp, during a live appearance on Buzz ng Bayan’s Sunday episode admitted that they have continued their closeness outside.
However, Ralph quickly clarified that they are in the process of rebuilding themselves and assessing their priorities.
“Ang masasabi ko po close po kami. Kasi po honestly sa sobrang dami po ng nangyari ngayon, lalo po ito syempre shock pa po ito samin, we need to tingnan muna kung ano po ang dapat mauna,” he explained.
Pat, for her part, agrees that they have to take things slow. But will she be open to give him a chance in case he pursues their romance?
“Lahat naman po ng tao may chance eh. Siguro when the time is right. Lahat naman perfect timing di ba? Kung nasa tamang timing, kung okay na kami as individuals kasi you can’t have a relationship when you’re still broken. You have to prepare yourself first,” said the daughters of actors Yayo Aguila and William Martinez.
During the fitness reality show's tearful April 5 episode, Christian and Ralph of the team Du Brothers and Patrizha and Cathy of team Showbiz Royalties confessed that they brought banned items into the camp such as cigarettes, junk food, and slimming tea to help them lose extra pounds.
Shamed and disappointed by their own actions, the four voluntarily dropped out of the tilt leaving the other contestants as well as their fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret and hosts Iza Calzado, Matteo Guidicelli and Robi Domingo utterly dismayed and disappointed.
Instead of regretting the opportunity they missed by exiting the camp earlier than they intended, Pat says she’s more awash with guilt than anything else.
“Kasi I’m the type of person na I don’t have regrets in my life. Parang kasi at a certain point, when you do something, nung moment na ‘yun ginusto mo ‘yung gawin eh so hindi ako nagre-regret. Pero siyempre may guilt eh. That’s the number one concern na parang ‘Bakit ko nagawa ‘yun?’ Hindi ako nanghihinayang masyado kasi when I think about what the show has done for me like physically and mentally. Parang ‘Anong nakakahinayang?’ Parang nakuha ko naman ‘yung gusto ko, pumayat ako, I changed, I discovered a lot of things about myself and for some people narin siguro, pati buhay ko inside the camp,” she explained.
Ralph on the other hand admitted that he “succumbed to his weakness” hence his participation on the act.
“Siyempre nagsisi rin po ako kasi all that time iniisip ko po kaya ko eh. Pero nung nakikita ko po na nape-pressure na. Parang nag-succumb po ako sa weakness ko na parang di ko rin iniisip po na hahantong ako sa ganong paraan eh.Nagsisi na parang ganito pa pala ako ka-weak pero at the same time naisip ko po ‘Okay ‘to, natuto ako ng something about myself,’” said the brother of Christian Du.
What has this incident taught them?
“Ako po siguro ‘yung journey talaga eh importante. Maaring masama man ‘yan o maganda ang importante po ay may natutunan ka,” said Ralph.
The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles' Bigating Finale will happen on April 26, Saturday.