Gab opens up on exes Coleen, Isabel, Rachelle Ann

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at Jul 31 2014 05:58 PM | Updated as of Aug 01 2014 01:58 AM

MANILA -- Dancer Gab Valenciano, who is getting married next year to blogger-host Tricia Centenera, only has kind words for his ex-girlfriends Coleen Garcia, Isabel Oli and Rachelle Ann Go.

Valenciano, who admitted that he had a bad breakup with the "It's Showtime" regular, said he is really happy for Garcia and singer-host Billy Crawford, who recently announced that they are now officially a couple.

"Honestly, if they are happy, then let them be. I know that they've been getting a lot of flak because of how it started. I know that they've been getting a lot hate from netizens or from whoever, and I want to defend them because I did love Coleen once and Billy is my friend. Whether they would do the same for me or not it doesn't matter," Valenciano said in an interview for the repeat of his father Gary Valenciano's concert "Arise" this Saturday at SM Mall of Asia Arena.

But Valenciano stressed that he hasn't seen Garcia and Crawford since.

"I just wish them the best. Sometimes the best relationship don't start out the best way. I just pray that they make better decisions than when Coleen was with me and Billy was with Nikki (Gil). That's all I can say," said Valenciano, who stressed that he is now happy having finally found his soon-to-be-wife Centenera.

"When you just get together 'yun ang pinaka-climax. So if I see them whether ako lang mag-isa or I'm with Tricia or if it's just Billy or Coleen, I will say hi," he added.

As for Oli, who is now in a relationship with actor John Prats, Valenciano believes that it's about time that the two settle down.

Gab also said the two seemed destined to be together.

"I do know that they are two good people. I've known John since I was a kid and isa din 'yon pareho kami nun -- frustrated sa love and never worked out. And finally now, here we are ultimately and undeniably happy," he said.

"And I see it: nakikita ko kay John when I see him in 'ASAP' and even with Liv (Oli), I see how, it's very different to how we were together and I can definitely say that they found their soulmates, honestly," Valenciano said.

In the interview, the dancer also expressed his support for another former girlfriend, Go, who is now part of "Miss Saigon" in London.

"I've always known that Rachelle will gonna make it abroad and I told her that even before. I would always tell her, 'You know you are too big for just the Philippines.' I always tell her, 'You know, someday you will gonna make it somewhere, it doesn't matter where, you will gonna make it somewhere in the world.' I've always believed in her talent and I've always believed that she's more than singing and now she's acting and now she's doing plays and 'Miss Saigon.' My gosh, ang galing," he said.