Eric Quizon stated that he is happy that Zsa Zsa Padilla has found a new romantic partner almost two years after Dolphy passed away. Eric shared that he had always told Zsa Zsa to move on with her life after the death of his father.
"Kumbaga naman kasi, kami ni Zsa Zsa magkaibigan kami niyan so pagka may problema ‘yun ang ka-telebabad ko. Ako I told her since day one, napagdiskosyonan na namin ‘yung possibilities and I've always told her na sabi ko, ‘You have to move on. You have to live your life. You can't be stuck here or rot here,’" he shared in an interview on the set of ABS-CBN’s new show Ipaglaban Mo.
Zsa Zsa went public with her relationship with architect Conrad Onglao last April. In an interview with ABS-CBN News last month, she revealed that she is "very inspired" at the moment.
Eric revealed that Zsa Zsa had their blessing when she decided to date again. "Pero of course hindi ko naman siya pingatutulakan na ‘Maghanap ka’, hindi ganon. It is more of, kumbaga, I've always told her na if you find somebody, just go ahead be happy, ‘yun ang parating sinasabi ko sa kanya, kung san siya masaya, masaya din kami," he relayed.
The actor-director also clarified that they were never against Zsa Zsa dating contrary to rumors. "Well, hindi mo naman maaalis ‘yun na sa reaksyon ng tao. Minsan nga ‘yung ibang tao pa ang nagre-react eh hindi naman ‘yung pamilya namin ang nagre-react.
“Siyempre hindi natin masasabi dhil meron talagang mga conservative na mga tao. I think ang mga nagre-react ng ganon ay ang mga masasabi natin ay ‘yung mas may edad konti, ‘yun ang mas conservative, because you cannot please everyone, you cannot. Kumbaga parang hindi naman lahat eh magiging pabor o mag-a-agree," he said.
He stressed that their family has always been supportive of Zsa Zsa. “In our case naman with our family, walang problema, especially in my case wala namang problema."
The actor-director revealed that Zsa Zsa already introduced her special someone to them. "I've met him. Okay naman, okay naman sila. [Pero] let's not discuss about him because he's not from show business, let's respect his privacy," he said.