|Andrei Felix and Venus Raj
MANILA, Philippines -- Venus Raj admitted that she had broken up with Andrei Felix over the phone.
"That's true," the beauty queen told ABS-CBN News when asked whether there is truth to rumors that she had ended her relationship with Felix in a phone conversation.
"Hindi kasi malakas ang loob ko sa mga ganyan, kung hindi ko sa phone ginawa baka hindi ko matuloy 'yung desisyon ko," the 24-year-old host explained.
Asked for the reason behind the break-up, Raj said, "Hindi na kailangan in detail, basta na-compromise 'yung values ko, family ko and faith ko."
She added: "Hindi pala talaga meant to be, hindi pala 'yun ang gusto ko sa buhay ko... I'm happier now, I found myself again, I spend more time with my family."
Raj confirmed her separation from Felix, her boyfriend of one year, early this month, only weeks after another Pinay beauty queen, Janine Tugonon, admitted she had broken up with her then boyfriend, Jaypee Santos.
Addressing "comparisons" between both publicized break-ups, Raj said, "Huwag naman sana ganoon, iba naman kami ng Janine and iba rin 'yung mga naranasang problems namin sa aming mga relasyon, so dapat hindi ikumpara."
Raj stressed that there was no third party involved in her break-up with Felix.
She also said she hopes to speak with Felix in time, and renew their relationship as friends. -- From a report by Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News