Speaking for the first time in weeks since Philippine Azkals member Phil Younghusband revealed that he is “hanging out” with her, Bangs Garcia explained why she opted to be quiet at first.
“Ayoko kasi ng masyadong pinaguusapan eh nawawala ‘yung spark but it’s true that we are hanging out. We are getting to know each other well,” she said in an exclusive interview with Push.
Bangs revealed that a good number of media personalities have reached out to her for comment ever since Phil’s interview about her came out. However, she opted to turn them all down.
Emphasizing that they are not rushing things, Bangs refused to comment if they are already exclusively dating. What’s important, she said, is that “we cherish every moment eh. Sobrang okay kasi kami eh. Sobrang click kami.”
While she opted not to speak immediately about their status, Bangs is certain that they never really hid anything from the public. “We are going out, we’re not hiding. We always go to the malls. We always eat out. We go to Baclaran and we love going to videoke. We love singing. Mahilig kami manood ng sine. Actually a lot of people see us outside. We’re not hiding anything,” she shared.
Turns out the two have known each other for two years now. At the time, they were still both committed to their respective partners—Phil was with actress Angel Locsin while Bangs was with a non-showbiz boyfriend.
“Magkakaibigan ‘yung mga ex namin. Well siyempre kahit na nandiyan ‘yung mga ex namin nag-uusap na kami. Okay kami, naguusap kami but we never texted each other at that time until this year. So nagulat kami that we clicked so much. Parang we have so much things in common,” she said.
Bangs continued, “Kaya nga sabi ko para kaming mag-best friends talaga eh. We can talk about anything under the sun. We can just keep on talking the whole day. As in. Of course with the company of his sister and our friends. Marami kaming common friends.”
The two only reconnected just last July after the FHM 100 Sexiest Women event stint of the sultry actress at the World Trade Center. “Honestly it was after FHM. I never thought that he was there. He was there daw kasama ang friends niya. So ako hindi ko alam nagkita nalang kami after sa Raven. We started talking and doon na nag-click and we hang out everyday na. Ngayon nagkataon na off season kaya we had so much time getting to know each other,” Bangs related.
Bad press against Phil
Since his separation with The Legal Wife actress, the Azkals striker has been hounded with a lot of negative rumors about what truly caused their split. Among them was that he supposedly got a model pregnant while another one presumed that it was about money.
Bangs said she’s very well aware of the bad press about Phil lately. But she remains unaffected because “Phil is such a good person kasi. He really makes me happy. We don’t care about that. As long as we’re happy together. Di ba? Bakit mo iisipin ang iisipin ng ibang tao.”
As a “positive” person, Bangs underscored that she’s the type to reserve passing any judgment on any person on account of what others say about that personality.
“Nobody’s perfect. Pero alam mo sobrang bait talaga si Phil, sobrang good person niya and we love going to church together. We pray together talaga. Kaya hindi talaga kami nagpapaapekto sa chismis kasi we know that we have a close relationship with God,” she continued.
But have they talked about the negative reports? “We did. I told you we can talk about anything under the sun. I think it’s just going to make us stronger when we talk about it. We talk about problems rin eh. So parang feeling ko mas magpapa-tight sa bond namin. Kasi minsan doon mo makikita eh, doon mo mate-test ang tao eh,” Bangs explained adding that, “He’s such a good person wala siyang sinabing negative about any other people.”
With their relationship getting better, Bangs claimed that “anything is possible” as far as their making things official is concerned. But she opted to remain coy when asked if they are going public once they officially become a couple.
With her obvious happiness and her being a Kapamilya, does she not worry that she might bump into Angel in the future? “Angel and I are friends and she’s happily with Luis [Manzano], who’s also my friend. Deadma. I don’t care,” she ended.