The Moonlight Over Baler actress finally shares details on her recent break up with the presidential son.
Ellen Adarna admitted she was already going out with Baste, the youngest son of President Rodrigo Duterte, even before the presidential elections last year,. During her solo presscon for the movie “Moonlight Over Baler,” the sexy actress was first reluctant to share details on the real reason they broke up after dating for around seven months.
"Ako kasi yung type na ako yung nanliligaw dati. Siya kasi hindi siya based dito, parang nakailang beses na siyang nakapunta hanggang sinabi niya 'Alam mo bang nililigawan kita?' (laugh). Sabi ko, 'Ah ganun ba?' So ayun. Kung bakit naman kami naghiwalay? Amin na lang yun. Baka patayin niya ko," she shared.
The actress, who is paired with Vin Abrenica in the new romantic drama, said she has had nine serious relationships in the life, the last being with the younger Duterte. She said the moving on process has been easy for her since it was not the first time for them to break up.
"Well actually yung last na talaga, kasi ilang beses na kaming naghiwalay, nung final na madali na, okay lang. Hindi ako na nahirapan. Matagal akong naging hermit before pa si Baste. Mga two years na ayaw kong lumabas, ayaw kong makakita ng tao, ayoko ng tao, ayoko mag-socialize, ganyan,” she related.
For the first time since she admitted being in a relationship with the president's son, Ellen finally shared how casual the break up was between her and Baste last December.
"It was a very weird break up. It's funny. Instead of texting your girlfriend, 'Good Morning!' or ganyan, ganyan, ang text niya, 'Ano na lang kaya kung maghiwalay tayo?' Sabi ko, 'Okay.' And then yun, hindi na kami (nag-usap). Actually hindi ako na-shock," she recalled.
The “Langit at Luna” star also pulged she decided to keep their relationship low-profile to not make it complicated.
"Dati kasi (quiet ako) para iwas chismis and it's better na parang kami na lang at that time yung may alam and close friends namin para wala masyadong gulo. Officially (we broke up) before Christmas. After New Year we spoke. Kasi ang dami pa niyang gamit sa bahay. Yung surfboard niya nasa bahay. Actually nung pumunta siya sa bahay hindi kami nagkita kasi tulog ako. Late na kasi siya pumunta.
“And then last week lang nagkita kami magkasama with friends. Okay na. Okay na talaga. Friends na lang talaga kami. I've moved on. I've accepted things. For me he's still very young. He still wants to do a lot of things. Nagkakasundo kami pero we have issues. Mabilis ako mag-move on, talent ko yan," she said with a laugh.
Despite everything that has happened, Ellen said she and Baste are still friends.
"Oo magkasama kami wala pang one week. We're still really good friends kasi with him, kaming dalawa, we can talk about anything so parang sayang naman na maging bitter kami sa isa't isa. Actually nagkakasundo naman kami ni Baste. He is like my best friend na I can talk to him about anything. He can talk to me about anything also. That's why may time nung naghiwalay kami hindi kami nag-usap kasi of course that's part of the process. You hurt. May grieving period," she admitted.
“Moonlight Over Baler” opens in cinemas nationwide starting February 8.