Actress Arci Muñoz has revealed her break-up with local rock artist Badi del Rosario, the son of Brunei's Prince Jefri Bolkiah.
The pair's relationship came to an end last December after dating for more than three years, Muñoz confirmed on Friday in a press conference for her upcoming comedy spy film "Extra Service."
"Una sa dinami-dami nangyari sa life ko, so maybe I need to focus muna sa isang bagay. Ito malaking --napakaganda opportunity na dumarating. Siyempre, I don't wanna miss out on that. Pero ang tagal ko din naman kaya pagsabayin both [relationship and work] pero ayon, we'll see," she said.
Speaking to reporters, Muñoz admitted that the relationship breakdown has been hard for her. "Siyempre ano ba dapat gawin ng isang tao pag nag-separate? You got to move on with your life. So I'm just looking on the positive side of everything right now. Isipin ko na lang na maybe it's God's way of telling me na that I should focus talaga muna sa mga mas importanteng bagay."
"And if we're really meant to be --bago pa lang naman iyon-- eh di siguro kami. Ang bait nga ni Lord kasi kung sa ibang way iyon paparamdam, masasaktan ako sobra pero iyon gina-guide naman niya ako parati. Lagi akong nagpi-pray. Siguro ito lang iyong plano niya."
Muñoz said that their woes stemmed from their lack of time for each other, an unfortunate downside to having numerous acting projects. "I admit namin talaga na sa time ko rin kasi, I don't want to be unfair with him. Although he's very supportive. Malay niyo naman maayos --ang tagal ko kasing hindi naging single. Ganoon pala iyong feeling, hindi ko na alam."
Muñoz added that she will be looking to spend more time with her family following the break-up. "Kasi parang hindi ko sila nakasama. Puro work, work, work palagi. This year, sabi ko na I'll make sure na I will have more time for them."
In an earlier interview, Muñoz said that Del Rosario, the frontman of local rock band Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, has been very supportive of her blossoming showbiz career.
"I'm just thankful na he's very understanding kasi alam mo naman, lalo na 'pag 'yung partner mo hindi naman siya from showbiz, hindi niya naiintindihan usually. Pero siya, 'pag ine-explain ko ay naiintindihan naman niya," she said at the time.