MANILA -- Actress Angel Locsin on Wednesday admitted that she still loves her former boyfriend Luis Manzano even as she tried to avoid host-actor for two years.
"Alam kong marami ang mag-re-react dito sa sinabi ko pero pasensiya na kayo ayaw ko lang magsinungaling," she said during the press conference of her upcoming series "The Legal Wife," which airs later this month.
Saying Manzano still doesn't know because they haven't really talked about it, Locsin confessed that she still has feelings for her ex.
"Oo mahal, mahal naman. Ang love hindi naman nawala pero hindi naman ibig sabihin noon eh magiging kayo ulit o magkakabalikan kayo, di ba? Kasi kailangan pag-usapan muna ang napakaraming pinagdaanan namin," she explained.
The actress said she's aware that her statement could attract criticism from her detractors.
"Ganyan talaga. Siguro gusto ko nang magalit sa akin ang mga tao kaysa lokohin ko, di ba? Mas konsensiya ko naman 'yon. So pasensiya na. Gusto ko lang maging honest. Importante lang talaga," she said.
Locsin shared that they talked during the New Year."Pinag-uusapan namin 'yung mga bagay na hindi namin pinag-uusapan ...Pero masaya ako na okay na kami," Locsin said.
Not the third party
But Locsin stressed that Manzano was not the reason she broke up with football star Phil Younghusband.
"Hindi po talaga, sobrang hindi. Si Phil ilabas natin sa usapan pero masasabi ko honestly na wala kaming usap kahit text ni (Luis noong kami ni Phil) at masasabi ko minahal ko 'yung tao (si Phil) talaga. Walang panlolokong involved. Siguro habang tumatagal parang nare-realize mo 'yung pagkakamali," she said.
"For the longest time, hindi talaga kami nag-uusap (ni Luis). Iniiwasan talaga namin ang isa't isa for two or three years. So walang makakapagsabi na naglalandian kami kasi nagiiwasan talaga kami ng napakahabang panahon," she added.
For the moment, Locsin said she is happy that she and Manzano are fixing their differences.
"Medyo madaya kayo kasi di niya alam ito kasi nag-uusap lang kami wala namang lambingan, walang anything, walang 'I miss you.' Right now ,pinag-uusapan lang siguro ang dapat ayusin namin. Siguro di pa kami masyado mature," she said.
Asked if there's a chance that they will end up together again, Locsin said: "Sana kasi wala naman akong ibang makita pero depende 'yan sa amin kung magiging okay kami together."