Bela Padilla took some time to answer questions from her fans on Instagram and one of them asked, “How’s your heart knowing that your ex is already engaged?”
The netizen was pertaining to film producer Neil Arce, who proposed to The General’s Daughter actress Angel Locsin recently.
“Why would you assume that I’m affected? I’m happy for them,” she said.
The actress and film producer were together for four years before announcing their split in 2017.
Bela cited that she wanted to prioritize her career during that time she transferred to ABS-CBN. However, she and Neil remained good friends.
“Pinili ko talaga work. Wala akong ibang pinaprioritize… May cancer kasi yung dad ko so feeling ko kailangan kong magprepare kaya ako trabaho nang trabaho. Parang kailangan kong mag-ipon in case may mangyari,” Bela explained in her 2018 interview on Magandang Buhay. She also added he deserved to be treated better.
“Ako na yung nagsabi na ‘Kawawa ka naman, hindi kita talaga mabigyan ng oras’… Sumasama na yung loob ko para sa kanya. Parang hindi naman ito yung deserve mo.”
The former couple conceptualized the Star Cinema movie Last Night.
Meanwhile, Neil began dating Angel Locsin shortly after his breakup with Bela, in March of 2017. After a year and four months of dating, he proposed to her last month on Father’s Day.