MANILA – Zsa Zsa Padilla has finally broken her silence days after her daughter Karylle confirmed that she has called off her engagement with architect Conrad Onglao.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, Padilla said she is currently in the process of "healing."
“I’m healing. I’m very blessed that I have my family with me and the good support of my friends. It’s all I need I guess,” she said.
Padilla said she also learned many life lessons from her failed relationship with Onglao.
“A friend of mine said kahit ganito na 'yung edad natin, hindi talaga tayo natatapos sa life lessons. So 'yun ang mga sinulat ko, kung ano 'yung mga natutunan ko dito, and hopefully not to commit the same mistakes again,” she said.
Asked to cite some of these learnings, Padilla said: “Of course to love yourself, and to also remember that your family got your back, and also, to keep your private life private.”
“Masyado akong naengganyo sa social media. Mula naman nung kami ni Dolphy, my life has been an open book. From now on, my private life has to keep private. I have to keep some for myself,” she added.
The singer-actress, meanwhile, thanked her supporters for all the encouraging words they are sending her way.
“Thank you so much for all your positive messages and of course pasensya na dahil sa edad ko, talagang nagkakamali pa rin tayo sa buhay. Kaya talaga tayo nandito para mabuhay is to learn. It’s a never-ending process. Life is good and God is good. I’m so blessed that he’s been really good so I’m thankful,” she said.
Just last March, Padilla told reporters that she was already planning her wedding with Onglao, which was being planned for later this year. Padilla, at the time, admitted that she wants an intimate ceremony.
Padilla and Onglao, who proposed to the actress in August last year, have been a couple for more than two years.
Before Onglao, Padilla was the long-time partner of the late comedian Dolphy. She was also married to dentist Modesto Tatlonghari, the father of Karylle. They separated in 1987.
Onglao, on the other hand, was previously married to interior designer Ivy Almario, with whom he has two sons. They were divorced in the United States and obtained a legal separation, and church annulment here in the Philippines.