The Divine Diva says she went through a depression stage after Dolphy died, ‘I was still very much in love with him’
Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla shared on The Buzz
how she and boyfriend architect Conrad Onglao. She said that they were sort of set up on a blind date by friend Sharon Cuneta. Zsa Zsa recalled she was hesistant to go out that day because she chipped a tooth. “Kasi that day talaga,
I chipped my tooth. Kasi kaka-
weaken siya ng enamel. This side. Actually nung nagdate kami pinaupo ko siya sa
side na ‘to para ‘di niya makita
chipped yung ngipin ko.
It was a Sunday, walang
dentist. It was after ASAP,
The Divine Diva said she and Conrad talked non-stop for 3 hours but she wasn’t sure that time if she was already attracted to him. “I enjoyed his company. If I remember it actually, 3 hours kami naguusap. So si Sharon (Cuneta) nag introduce. Sabi ko nga, ‘Shawie, parang he can be my BFF but I don’t feel any sparks, I dunno if I’m really attracted to him. So ang kapal pa ng mukha ko, sabi ko pa, ‘paano kaya kung ligawan niya ako?’”
Sharon was insistent that they would be good together. “Sabi niya talaga, she said strongly, na I can see the two of you together,” the ASAP 19 mainstay added.
However, Zsa Zsa said she cried when she got home after the date. “Pag uwi ko umiyak ako talaga. At home, I said, ‘oh my god, how will I move forward if I won’t even give it a chance?’ Tapos I cried.”
After that the singer said she reported everything that transpired during the date to Sharon. “He has a good personality, ok siya kausap, magaan siya. Nung sinabi kong ligawan ako [kay Sharon], nagtext the next day.” Zsa Zsa said they texted the whole day. “We just hit it off and we were texting til 5, hanggang matapos siya mag-work.”
Zsa Zsa then admitted that they became a couple a week after that. “Second date was after a couple of days. Within the span of 1 week sinagot ko na siya… ’Pag may edad ka na, alam mo na yung gusto mo. Alam ko na kasi yung taong…kasi pareho kami ng sinabi, we were so comfortable with each other, para siyang old friend. You know, I would have known him 3 months bukas pero parang ang tagal-tagal ko na siyang kakilala. May ganung tao siguro.”
She said that they have a lot things in common like watching movies, eating Mexican food in the US, bubble tea and coffee.
The Buzz host Kris Aquino then asked her about Dolphy and how would the Comedy King would have felt now she’s found love again. “Actually, when I would feel uncomfortable after a date, nag-pray talaga ako sa kanya. I want to be released kasi. It was just so hard. Ang hirap kasi magmourn eh. At a certain point nakita ko yung itsura ko, ‘artista ka pa ba?’ Ganun na nangyari sa itsura ko so I really had to make a change. Tapos nun, a lot of times, nasa kwarto ako talaga kasi depressed ka. Actually dinaan ko nga sa kain di ba? So I gained so much weight na. Sabi ko feeling ko talaga, buhay pa ba ako? Kasi a part of you dies. So minsan ‘di maintindihan ng tao yun eh. I think kailangan mapagdaanan mo yun. I don’t want anybody else to experience it but it’s so difficult,” Zsa Zsa related.
The actress-singer also hopes that Conrad would continue to understand her situation. “Yeah, kasi nangaling nga ako sa ganoong situation ko sana intindihin mo. It wasn’t a break up. Kumbaga namatay yung tao, I was still very much in love with him. So it’s so hard. Tapos pagnamatay ang tao, parang he can do no wrong. Inakyat mo na sa pedestal eh. Tsaka di mo naman maalis yun, ang tagal ng pinagsamahan namin ni Dolphy. Palagi ko siyang kinakausap.”
In the end, Zsa Zsa said she wants this relationship to last a lifetime. “I really want him to be the one. Ayoko kasi talaga yung papalit palit, iba-iba. I really like fighting for something I really like, believe in. Kumbaga worth it siya paglaban. Showbiz and non-showbiz people naman ang problema lang talaga oras eh. Yung oras talaga ng artista kakaiba.”
She also shared to Kris that she calls Conrad “my rockstar.” “Pinagdasal ko din sya kay Dolphy din. I prayed please give me a man who will love my girls equally. And he does. He cares so much for my girls. Pinagdasal ko siya talaga sa Diyos. Please God.”