What Sunshine appreciates most about boyfriend Macky

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Posted at Feb 02 2018 12:06 PM | Updated as of Feb 02 2018 02:07 PM

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MANILA – Two years into her relationship with businessman Macky Mathay, Sunshine Cruz said she appreciates how her boyfriend hasn’t changed since the first time he expressed his love for her.

Speaking on “Magandang Buhay” on Friday, Cruz said Mathay has always shown who he is and that’s of utmost importance to her.

“'Yung iba ‘di ba kapag nanliligaw, may best foot forward? Kapag nanliligaw lang sobrang effort at sobrang bait, pero kapag na-in love ka na rin, nagbabago. Ang kagandahan kay Macky, ever since, pinakita niya kung sino talaga siya. Hanggang ngayon, 'yun pa rin siya,” she said.

The 40-year-old actress said she also takes into consideration her children's feelings about their relationship. Cruz has three daughters with actor Cesar Montano.

“Very important sa akin [na tanggap siya ng kids]. Kahit naman noon na may nanliligaw or nagpapa-cute, ang usapan namin ng mga kids, magiging honest kami with each other. Lahat i-o-open up nila sa akin kung ano man ang gusto nila sabihin or ano ang nararamdaman nila. Ganun din ako,” she said.

Fortunately, Mathay seems to enjoy the approval of Cruz’s children.

“I am very happy right now sa mga nangyayari. Tama na bago talaga tayo pumasok sa isang relationship, kailangan buoin natin ang sarili natin. Mahalin muna natin ang sarili natin. Eventually, merong someone special na dadating sa atin na bigay talaga ni God for us,” she said.

Currently, Cruz is still waiting for the finality of the annulment of her marriage with Montano. They were together for 13 years until allegations of infidelity led to their separation. Nonetheless, the "Wildflower" actress said the failure of their union has taught her a lot of things.

“Marami akong na-discover sa sarili ko nung naging single mom ako. Hindi ko alam na maraming bagay pala ang kaya kong gawin kahit mag-isa ako like magpalaki ng mga bata, maging independent, magtrabaho at kayanin ang lahat lahat pagdating sa mga anak ko,” she said.

Despite everything that happened, Cruz said: “I could honestly say that I have never been better. Ngayon, talagang ang saya saya ko. Nakikita ko rin na ang mga anak ko ay masaya dahil sa nadiskubre ko sa sarili ko.”