Queen of Soul Jaya revealed that she will be returning to the US for a fresh start.
The singer said that she wants to take a rest at the moment.
“Sa ngayon po gusto ko po sana kahit papaano magpahinga. Hindi ko alam 'yung feeling ng pahinga. But still with some type of work. Ito nga, sabi ko, ang saya. Natiyempo ‘yung online. Pwedeng gawin 'yan,” she said in an interview in the online show Grateful Tuesdays.
Jaya stressed though that she will not abruptly leave the Philippines but her husband Gary Gotidoc has already returned to America with her stepson.
“Sa akin po 'yung pag-alis, hindi po ito agad-agad. Pero plano po 'yun talaga kasi nauna na po 'yung asawa ko,” she relayed.
The "Queen of Soul" also said that she wants to try things outside of singing.
“A lot of people would understand [that] I'm 51 in a few weeks and napakarami ko pa ding gustong gawin na ibang bagay, not just singing. And right now, everything is kind of slow and down. So good opportunity to start something fresh,” she said.
In an interview with PEP recently, Jaya shared that they were able to sell their house in Tarlac so that they can use the money for their migration to America.
“Two days before they leave, nagkaroon ng sale. Napakamura lang pero nagkaroon ng sale. May lupa kaming nabenta, they were able to go," she shared in the interview.
She continued, "You know, God had better plans. He made us sell the property, nagbayad the same day, that was January 5. January 7, they departed."
“They were able to find a job 22 hours later and they were able to find a home to rent na ang laki-laki, ang ganda-ganda na parang pwede ba nating bilhin yun someday? Hindi naman binebenta but you know, He provides."