Nikki Gil speaks up on encounter with Coleen


Posted at Jul 22 2014 08:43 PM | Updated as of Jul 23 2014 05:53 AM

MANILA – Nikki Gil did not deny that she bumped into Coleen Garcia at an event two months ago. She, however, clarified that they did not get the chance to greet each other.

“I think in Subic for the trade event… No [hindi kami nag-usap],” Gil told entertainment site Push while offering a smile.

Garcia is rumored to be in a relationship with Billy Crawford, who was Gil’s boyfriend of five years until July 2013.

Early this month, Garcia first shared during an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal that she and Gil indeed crossed paths.

"Nagkita kami dun, actually all of us. Siyempre, we were polite naman. We were all so polite to each other. There was no bad vibes naman. Past is past," she said.

Asked if they had the chance to talk privately, Garcia said: "No. But before rin naman, hindi naman kami masyadong nag-uusap. We were never close.”

"Billy didn't talk to any of my exes. You don't really ask for permission from the other person. It's finished na," she added.

Echoing what Garcia had said, Gil stressed she has already moved on from her past relationship with Crawford and there’s no need to dwell on the issue anymore.

“Yes, yes. I think sawa na talaga ang mga people sa balita, na nakapag-move on na,” he said.

Asked if she is open to work with her former boyfriend again, Gil said: “I don’t think it’s necessary. I am not kasi… when you say showbiz, there is that negative connotation to the word that I cannot [accept] because I am very transparent and so if I am not comfortable, the performance might suffer.”

According to Gil, she also did not lose her faith in love despite her failed romance with Crawford.

“Actually surpisingly, hindi ako dumaan sa ayaw ko na, pagod na ang puso ko, ayaw ko na, ayaw ko na sa lalaki, sasaktan lang ako. Because I know that these things happen at hindi lang naman ako ang nag-iisang nasaktan,” she said.

“It’s not a unique story at all, it’s not different. I know people who have gone through the same in this room alone so hindi ako nagdaan dun kasi para saan pa? Mag-aaksaya ka ng panahon na maging bitter and because you are bitter you fail to see the good things that are coming your way or good people that are in your life,” she added.