MANILA, Philippines – Comebacking actress Sunshine Cruz on Sunday made her first public appearance since her rift with husband Cesar Montano and stressed that she is now in the process of moving on.
In an interview during the 29th PMPC Star Awards, Cruz said her priority now is her children.
"They are smart children and they understand the situation," she said. "Okay sila at nandiyan ako at nandiyan ang father nila for them."
Asked about the possibility of reconciling with Montano, Cruz said: "I just want to be happy right now and do whatever I want to do na makakabuti sa akin at sa mga bata."
"For now I just want to move on and be happy.... wala namang binibigay sa atin ang Panginoon na pagsubok na hindi natin kaya at hindi kakayanin," she added.
The rift between the showbiz couple started Cruz discovered that a number of her gifts to Montano are now with starlet Krista Miller.
Both Montano and Miller have denied that they have a relationship. The starlet even told "The Buzz" that the actor is not her type of guy.
Despite everything that happened, Cruz said she has no regrets about marrying Montano.
"I do not regret what I did in my life. Masarap magmahal at hindi ko pinagsisihan ang magmahal," she said.
Cruz also admitted that she still loves her husband.
"First love ko ‘yan, hindi mawawala ‘yan, unang unang naging boyfriend ko po y'an pero sa totooo talaga ang importante ngayon ay mahalin ko muna ang children ko at magtrabaho muna at tutal madaming dumaratring na work,” she said.
After her showbiz career took a backseat when she got married, Cruz has now decided to stage a comeback with ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Dugong Buhay" starring Ejay Falcon.
"After 13 years parang naninibago pero very supportive naman sila direk Toto Natividad and all the staff of ABS-CBN. … Miss ko din (ang showbiz) and I’m very happy and blessed na nandito ang showbiz to welcome me," Cruz said.