MANILA – Unlike before, Daniel Matsunaga said he would rather keep his relatively new relationship with his Polish girlfriend away from the public eye.
As a celebrity, Matsunaga said the public already knows a big chunk of his life and he thinks it is just fair to keep a part of it private.
"Hindi naman [sa ayaw ko na pag-usapan unlike my past relationships]. Ayaw ko mag-compare. It's just that gusto ko this time to try something new, to be more private. Sometimes, it's good to be private. Everything is super exposed na sa buhay ko. This time, let's try something different," he said.
Nonetheless, Matusnaga said Karolina Pisarek -- a 20-year-old model who finished runner-up in the fifth season of Poland's version of "America's Next Top Model" back in 2015 -- is aware that he is talking about her in his interviews.
The actor said Pisarek also knows about his past relationships.
"She's aware naman. She knows naman, not everything, pero for me, I don't like talking about the past. You live in the present. You live for what you have in the moment and your future. And you pray to God to be in the front of the relationship," he said.
According to Matsunaga, he met Pisarek when she came to the Philippines for an advertising campaign.
Asked what is it with Pisarek that he likes the most, he said: "Lahat, 'yung beauty, 'yung inside person niya."
Prior to Pisarek, Matsunaga was in a relationship with Erich Gonzales. They parted ways early this year.