A few months after it happened, Ara Mina can now just laugh about her breakup with Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses.
In an interview for her comeback show Tasya Fantasya, Ara shared that she is over everything. “Kaya nga sabi ko kanina nangyayari pala 'yun na pwede kayong maghiwalay na wala kayong pinagaawayan.”
In fact, Ara can now gamely talk about how they parted ways.
“Siya 'yung nag-initiate, three months old ang baby ko. Siyempre crylaloo ako eh
nasa dinner pa kami nu'n. Eh ‘di ba na-blind item nga?” she said.
Ara added, “Sabi niya ayaw daw niya mag-pretend na gusto niya pa. Parang ayaw niya pa, ganon lang ka-simple.”
Even though, as Ara said, Patrick explained that “ayaw daw niya mag-pretend na gusto niya pa,” she admitted that she still felt clueless at that time as to what led him to such realization.
“Siguro parang ganon, clueless ako sa dahilan o baka dahil sa three months na 'yun na-focus ako kay Amanda. Eh kasi siyempre normal lang naman 'yun,” she explained.
How did she react to what he said?
“Sabi ko, 'Bakit may problema ba sa akin? Mahigpit ba ako?' 'Yung mga ganon. Sabi niya 'Hindi ang bait mo nga eh, wala akong masabi sayo.' Eh di lalo akong nawindang. Bakit?! Kita mo pinagtatawanan ko na lang ngayon,” she said.
Despite everything that she went through, including her “cinematic crying scene” Ara remained positive about the concept of love saying that “Sana ngayong 2016 maging happy naman. Ang love life ko. Pinag-pe-pray ko.”
But Ara admitted that she too had assumed a number of reasons why Patrick left her.
“Maybe hindi pa siya ready siguro na magka-family. Pero actually siya 'yung may gusto na magka-baby kami eh. Ako gusto ko kasal mung bago baby eh. Eh nung sinabi niya na gusto niya ng magka-baby, sabi ko 'Ah seryoso 'to!' Eh di sabi ko, eh di to follow na lang 'yung kasal,” she shared.
What made the situation worse though was when she learned that Patrick has supposedly asked someone to buy an engagement ring.
But unfortunately, he did not propose to her saying that, “Pero nabalitaan ko nagpabili siya. I don't know what happened. Baka may pumigil. Kung sino man siya, impakta siya.”