Maricar, Richard Poon share love story

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 10 2012 01:18 PM | Updated as of Sep 11 2012 12:14 AM

Sweethearts Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon. File Photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Maricar Reyes finally agreed to guest in a TV talk show when she appeared on "KrisTV" on Monday with boyfriend crooner Richard Poon.

In their interview with Kris Aquino, Reyes and Poon shared how their romance blossomed through more than three years.

They first met when Reyes appeared in the music video for Poon's song, "You and I," which the singer sang on Monday.

Poon said he purposely distanced himself for one year since that first meeting until they met again at the Star Magic Ball in 2010, which was when they started their friendship.

Reyes described the period from that time in 2010 up to July 2012, when they officially became a couple, as one of "push and pull."

In fact, even up to the morning of July 1 this year, she told Poon that she wanted some space first.

"Kasi I'm getting hurt and a bit tired na. Kasi parang hindi ko gets I couldn't understand. I want to be true to myself na huwag na kasi nagbi-build. Kasi kung gusto mong friends lang I really wanted to look at you as a friend, so nag-distance ako para di mag-build 'yung ganoon (romantic feelings)," she explained.

Poon said he understood Reyes's decision to stay away from him.

"Alam ko naman it had a good reason kasi she has to protect herself. Pero tamang tama 'yung timing that day kasi when she was deciding na ayaw ko na talaga and you know I just want to be friends with you ...hindi niya alam nagbi-build na ako to a point where I'm ready to commit to you talagang steady," Poon said.

Poon said that when he met Reyes that night, he explained everything to the actress.

"Tapos sabi ko eto na ako I'm not gonna leave anymore, sabi ko sa kanya. I think she knew ever since na may feelings. Ang crucial point for me is not just the feelings per se but will it last," he said.

"I believe that she's truly the one. Ako I'm really hoping na this is the last time I will fall for somebody," Poon added.

In fact, Poon said he even went to Cagayan de Oro to meet the parents of Reyes. "Just to enure the parents na I'm not here to fool around," he said.

Reyes said that after everything she went through in life, she considers Poon a blessing.

"Oo blessing siya. Kasi I appreciate everything he brought to my life. Lahat ng kulang ako, he teaches me a lot of things. Sobra ko siyang na-appreciate," she said.

"Minsan kasi ako medyo sabog I forget things, not very organized when I speak. Pero dahil sa kanya ay mas nagkakaroon ako ng confidence. He lovingly points out yung mali ko but in a very nice way na makikita ko na 'o yun pala.' So lagi akong nagi-improve when I'm with him,," she added.

Reyes then became emotional when she told Poon how happy her life is with him.

"I learned a lot from you. There are lot of things I didn't realize but you make them clear. Although kaya kong mabuhay nang wala ka, masaya kapag nandiyan ka," she said.

"I just want to say na it's been 'wow what a ride.' I know my haharapin pa tayo, good and bad, pero I just like the way how you gently and lovingly support me, sometimes I'm wrong. I love the way how you lovingly correct me. I love your discipline and ...Sana tuloy tuloy na," Poon told her in reply.