I should hate him, but I don’t: Tricia opens up about being friends with ex Gab


Posted at Mar 28 2018 01:43 AM

Tricia Centenera (right) says that Gab Valenciano "broke" her, but defended him from his haters in a heartfelt blog post. Photo from Centenera's blog

It may seem trite to say that time heals all wounds, but it's at least true for singer-dancer Gab Valenciano and his former partner, blogger-model Tricia Centenera. 

A couple of years has passed since they broke up, with the story going that Valenciano cheated on his wife

On Tuesday, which would have been their third anniversary if not for "bad choices," Centenera opened up about how the passage of days have helped mend her broken heart. 

She began her blog post by sharing that she and Valenciano met the night before at a party. 

She explained how being able to talk to her ex made her feel "empowered," and that she wouldn't have been able to do so if not for the support she received from God, family and friends. 

"Yes, this man broke me. However, I didn't let it ruin me forever," she acknowledged. "Expectation is that as his ex-wife I should hate him, I honestly don't." 

She then described her relationship with Valenciano nowadays as similar to that of "siblings" and defended him from his "haters." 

"My ex-husband, I believe, is a good man who has just made some bad choices, but are any of you completely perfect?" she asked. "I can say I've made some pretty poor life choices too but I believe it's how we bounce back and get back up that's what's more important." 

"There's nothing wrong with failing and he is trying his best to be the best version of himself so please let him try," she pleaded. 

She concluded by revealing that she's now happily in love again with another man, and by giving advice to those who experienced heartbreak, with the last one being: "Always having faith that God has a plan that’s even more magical than your wildest dreams." 

Prior to their split, Valenciano and Centenera married three times — in a civil ceremony in the United States in 2014, and in Tagaytay and Boracay in 2015.