‘If I had talked to him more’: What Nadine learned from brother's death

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Posted at Jan 20 2018 12:59 AM

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Rare is a more frustrating feeling than knowing you could have done something to save a loved one. 

And in this heart-pinching interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" on Friday, Nadine Lustre bravely opened up about her deep regret over not spending more time with her late brother. 

"If I had talked to him more or if he had opened up to me, baka in a way I could have changed what happened," she said, the note of sadness in her voice underlining just how raw her grief is. 

Her brother died inside their family home last October. 

Lustre said that one of the most important lessons she learned was to make her loved ones feel appreciated every single day. 

"Kasi hindi mo alam kung hanggang kailan lang or kung gaano lang katagal magla-last iyang mga iyan sa iyo," she explained. 

The actress also shared that she has learned to accept the death, reasoning that "what's meant to happen will happen." 

Lustre was with her boyfriend, James Reid, for the interview. 

Reid said that the painful incident had a profound effect on Lustre, noting that she became more open with her feelings. 

"I think it's because she kept trying to be strong for her family, for everyone who's looking up to her," he pointed out. "She was really holding her emotions in and didn't want to let them go."

"And that was one of the things I tried to get out her --na it's OK to feel sad, it's OK to cry and let it out, it's natural, it's just human. I think after that, she really learned to open up and trust me with her emotions," he added. 

As the interview aired, Lustre's fans took to Twitter to praise her for her strength in talking about her pain.