|Actress Maja Salvador. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Actress Maja Salvador admitted that she ended her relationship with Matteo Guidicelli because she felt like she was competing for the actor's time. But the so-called third party in the breakup is not a person, but an activity.
Salvador said that on top of their showbiz projects, she and Guidicelli are having difficulty finding time for each other because of the latter's love for fitness and sports.
A triathlete and a former racer, Guidicelli now has an afternoon soap titled "Paraiso" with Jessy Mendiola. Salvador, on the other hand, stars with Kim Chiu, Xian Lim and Enchong Dee on the primetime series "Ina, Kapatid, Anak."
She also has an upcoming movie with several other Kapamilya stars titled "24/7 In Love," which will hit theaters next week.
"Kasi dati noong hindi pa ako nag-uumpisa ng 'Ina, Kapatid, Anak' ay nakakasabay pa ako sa trainings niya, sa mga takbo, 'yung swimming. Natuto po akong mag-swimming. Natuto po akong mag-swimming so siyempre bilang responsibility to rin bilang girlfriend, masasabayan mo," she told ABS-CBNnews.com during a bloggers' conference for "24/7 In Love."
"Pero siyempre kung mayaman na mayaman po ako, forever ko siyang sasabayan pero bilang malaki po ang responsibility ko po sa family ko, siyempre kailangan ko rin po magtrabaho. Oras lang po talaga ang naging problema.
"Malaking pasasalamat din po na at least 'yung ka-third party ko ay sports, that's why I hate fitness because I'm loveless."
Salvador stressed that while she respects Guidicelli's love for sports and fitness, she said it is hard to have a triathlete as a boyfriend.
"Ako po kasi inaamin ko na grabe akong magmahal at kapag nawawalan ng oras sa akin, gusto ko kasi kahit papaano ay nagkakasama kami, may oras kami sa isa't isa. Pero 'pag 'yun nga, siguro 'pag nagkaroon ka ng triathlete na boyfriend, mahirap talagang magsabay 'yung oras ninyo," she explained.
"Siyempre 'pag mahal mo naman 'yung isang tao kailangan mong suportahan at ibigay 'yung mga bagay na makakapag-grow at makakatulong sa kanya, 'di ba? Siyempre kailangan mong suportahan. Huwag kang maging selfish, 'di ba? 'Wag mong sabihin na itigil mo 'yan. Siyempre, kailangan niyong malaman sa isa't isa kung saan kayong lugar na papunta," she added.
Salvador said she has moved on from the breakup, although there are still times when she asks herself about what happened between her and Guidicelli.
"Parang minsan okay ako tapos parang minsan may kulang. Anong nangyari? What happened? 'Yung babalikan mo, pero siyempre kailangan mong tanggapin 'yon, kailangan mong mag-move on. Life goes on," she said.
In a recent interview, Guidicelli admitted that he did not spend enough time with Salvador, which led to the breakup.
"I guess, I can admit -- tao naman ako -- I had a lot of things that I was lacking for her. She's a wonderful person. Marami akong mga bagay na I was lacking. I guess one of those was time. I admit, okay, time because marami rin akong gustong gawin," he said on "Kris TV."