MANILA, Philippines – Recounting the pitfalls of keeping a relationship secret, Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo said she intends to be open when she gets into a relationship this time around.
|Sarah Geronimo during a pictorial for "24/SG"
Following the controversies that came with her “secret” relationship with actor-dancer Rayver Cruz, Geronimo on Wednesday said she will not deny being attached anew should she have a boyfriend any time soon.
“’Yun po ang gusto ko po ngayon pag magka-boyfriend po ako – magiging open po ako diyan, kasi ayoko po mangyari ‘yung tulad before na nilihim namin tapos may bad effect kasi nga ‘di alam ng tao,” Geronimo said during a press conference for her upcoming birthday concert “24/SG.”
“Hindi po ako magde-deny kung may boyfriend ako ngayon. Tsaka mas masarap syempre magmahal ‘pag may freedom ka. Mas proud ka sa mundo na ito ‘yung mahal mo,” she added.
Geronimo, who is famously being courted by actor Gerald Anderson, admitted that while she and the “Budoy” star are not yet an official couple, she sees him as someone special.
“May feelings po ako para sa kanya at espesyal po siya para sa akin. Pero nakakahiya lang po on my part, syempre babae po ako, hindi ko naman po masasabi sa inyo lahat ng nararamdaman ko,” Geronimo said.
Asked if she fears Anderson will grow impatient courting her, Geronimo said she sees the process as a “test,” not only for him but for her as well. She also said that she appreciates Anderson’s gesture of visiting her home and facing her parents.
“’Yung gesture niya po na pumupunta sa bahay para harapin 'yung mga magulang ko, ‘yun 'yung importante. Nakakataba po ng puso ‘yung ganu’n, pero ayoko po masyadong matuwa. Kasi masakit ‘yun pag masyado kang matuwa tapos mawala sa’yo. Dapat iga-guard din natin 'yung heart natin,” she said.
On entertaining other suitors, Geronimo said there aren’t any others to speak of, adding that even if there were, she would only entertain one at any given time.
“Ayoko po ng ganun – iba-iba. Ayoko ‘yung nagpa-paasa, parang ganun. Basta mahalagang-mahalaga po siya (Anderson) sa’kin bilang kaibigan, at sabi ko nga sa kanya ‘yung friendship namin – ‘yun ang hindi mawawala, kasi importante ‘yun sa possible na romance na pwede mangyari sa amin.”
Geronimo is set to take the Smart Araneta Coliseum for her birthday concert “24/SG” on July 7, 2012.