Clint Bondad released a statement following Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's confession that they are no longer together.
In an Instagram post, Clint remarked that what happened is something they needed to do at this point of their lives. The model also wished Catriona well in her journey as a beauty queen.
He wrote, "I stand by all I have ever said about you. You are still the most beautiful woman that I have ever met. I wish you the very best on your path, wherever it will carry you...Truly. This is certainly not what we both wanted, but most certainly what we both need at this point of our life."
Clint also quoted a famous line from singer James Blunt in his statement. He posted, "Closing: 'But we shared a moment that will last till the end'."
He is no longer following Catriona on Instagram, the only person he was following before on the social media platform.
Catriona revealed in her interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda on Friday, February 22, that they were already having conflicts even before the Miss Universe pageant. "Actually po, we were having some problems even before the pageant. We weren’t on speaking terms so much," she said.
She also pointed out that at some point, they outgrew each other, which lead to their separation. “When you’re together for so long and you start off from a very young age, you grow. Whether that be in your personal, or your career… sometimes, you outgrow each other in a way," she stated.