‘It was hard to get out’: Pilita Corrales recalls abusive relationship

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Posted at Nov 09 2017 04:38 AM | Updated as of Nov 09 2017 12:47 PM

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Love can make a person do some crazy things, as Pilita Corrales attests. 

On "Tonight With Boy Abunda" on Wednesday night, the iconic singer opened up about her "mistake" of leaving the country to live with a man she loved at the time.

"What a big mistake that I did," she said, before recalling the years of abuse she endured for the sake of her toxic relationship. "That's when the suffering started . . . Ang hirap to get out." 

She added that it wasn't until she found a letter from the man's wife telling him to come back home that she realized that she had had enough. "When I saw that letter, I gave it to him and I told him, 'You should go now,' " she remembered. 

Ending the interview on a positive note, Corrales talked a bit about her happy marriage with Carlos Lopez, a Paraguayan businessman. They have been together for more than 16 years.

"You get used to living alone and then you say, puwede naman pala. You don't need a husband or somebody. But you need someone to talk to, you need someone to wake you up in the morning and say, 'Good morning.' You need that," she explained.