After seven years of dating, Kim Molina said her relationship with Jerald Napoles has always been one of the most solid things in her life. The 29-year-old actress revealed during the recent Maalaala Mo Kaya mediacon that Jerald is only her second boyfriend.
“The reason why solid kami is because we connect with everything that I want to do in life and with everything that I believe in. Whatever goals he has, I believe in it because I believe in him. Kasi kung wala nun, paano mag-wo-work yun di ba? It’s like having two hands holding each other. How are you going to hold it tight if you’re not connecting so to speak? So yun yung number one na natutunan ko all throughout my relationship with him.
“Aside from my personal relationship with a boyfriend, lahat ng yan it’s a domino effect with your family and your friends. Kung paano kayo makipag-usap sa kaibigan niyo, kung paano kayo mag-usap hanggang umaga hanggang sumikat ang araw kung hindi kayo nag-ko-connect di ba? So sa lahat ng aspeto ng love I think that’s the one thing that you must have. You need connection,” she explained.
Another aspect of their relationship that Kim feels is also important is for her and Jerald to have space to pursue their own personal goals in life. “Marami pa akong gusto gawin. Ang totoo niyan, ang tamang statement ay marami pa akong gustong matutunan. Kasi along the way, while I am learning, I get to do things na hindi ko inakala na kaya kong gawin.
“One of the most important things in a relationship is for the both of you to grow together. So if you think that you’re not growing anymore as an individual or as a couple, I don’t think na dun ka talaga mag-se-stay. Kasi mas importante kung nag-go-grow ka as a person at kung nag-ko-connect kayong dalawa or hindi,” she added.
While doing quarantine last year at home, Kim said she also needed the support of her loved ones to lift up her spirits.
“Komedyante kasi ako and yung boyfriend ko si Jerald so most of the time ang ipo-post namin sa social media most of the time as much as possible tulungan natin ang mga kababayan natin, ang mga kapamilya natin na ngumiti kahit paano, na maklimutan ang problema. Yun ang sinasabi namin ni Je, na dapat good vibes lang. Yung idea na kapag wala na yung camera tapos may pandemic tapos ang dami mong iniisip. Hindi ka na makapagpatawa. Hindi ka na makapa-post ng joke kasi magkakaroon at magkakaroon ng moment na sa bahay mo magpa-panic ka na lang, na hindi mo alam kung anong mangyayari.
“Financially hindi mo alam kung aabot ba. Marami ring mga questions sa utak namin. So I think one of the big help na nakuha ko personally during the pandemic, kung paano ako nakapag-cope up was the way I communicated with my family. Yung support system talaga. That’s why we are all blessed with that, na at least meron tayong family na kakausapin ka. Kasi yun lang naman din yung kailangan mo. Kailangan mo ng kausap. Kailangan mo ng support system na magsasbai sa iyo na kakayanin mo ‘to kahit alam mo sa sarili mo na matapang ka at kakayanin mo yan. Hindi eh. Kailangan pa rin na may boses kang maririnig na magsasabi sayo na kakayanin mo kahit ano ang mangyari. So I think that helped me a lot,” she explained.
Watch Kim Molina and Pepe Herrera in the June 6 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya titled 14 Years of Love.