Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador share a sweet moment in this photo posted by the actress on her Instagram page
MANILA -- Maja Salvador admitted being a jealous girlfriend in her previous relationships. But according to the 24-year-old actress, that's changed.
Now in a relationship with actor Gerald Anderson, Salvador said she has learned to control her emotions, allowing her to be more lenient with her partner.
Salvador was previously in a relationship with actor Matteo Guidicelli.
"Selosa ako eh, pero ngayon nako-control ko eh. Kung dati mapang-check ako ng phone, ngayon, wala," she said in an interview on "Showbiz Inside Report" aired Saturday.
"Parang feeling ko kasi, may mga bagay na... parang 'di ba, meron kayong sine-share sa isa't isa. Meron din naman 'yung sa sarili mo lang," Salvador added.
Asked how she is as a girlfriend, the actress related she gains fulfillment when she gives people dear to her a reason to be happy.
"Buhos eh. Alam ko pa rin naman kung paano magtira sa sarili ko, pero gusto ko 'yung mga mahal ko sa buhay, hangga't kayo kong gawing happy sila, mapasaya sila, kahit sa maliliit lang na bagay, gagawin ko. Kasi sobrang mahalaga sa 'kin pag nakikita ko na napapangiti sila," she said.
Agreeing when asked whether she considers Anderson "perfect" for her, Salvador said mere words cannot express how much she values her relationship with the actor.
"Kulang ang words. Kasi grabe rin naman siya magparamdam kung gaano ako ka-espesyal," she said.
The celebrity couple, who are both artists of Star Magic, was embroiled in a controversy early this year in relation to their ties with fellow Kapamilya talent Kim Chiu.
Chiu was known to be a close friend of Salvador, until the latter admitted seeing Anderson. The actor and Chiu broke up in 2010.
On whether she and Anderson have managed to move on from the controversy, which saw them as the target of criticisms, Salvador said, "Sobrang okay [na kami], masaya."
"Hindi mo nararamdaman ang problema, ang mga sterss sa buhay. Parang, syempre, it's your choice kung paano mo iha-handle 'yung mga problems at nangyayari sa buhay mo.
"It's your choice kung didibdibin mo at lagi mong iintindihin 'yun, or maging positive ka lang. And I am happy," she said.