Barbie Imperial remains grateful to JM de Guzman

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Posted at May 23 2019 12:09 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MANILA – Much has already been said about their falling out, but Barbie Imperial admitted she remains grateful to JM de Guzman.

Speaking to entertainment site PUSH, Imperial acknowledged she wouldn’t be where she is today if not because of her “Araw Gabi” leading man.

“Every time na gusto kong magalit, kinokontrol ko. Gustung-gusto ko nang magalit, pero si mama laging sinasabi sa akin na huwag talaga. Sabi niya, huwag ko naman daw kalimutan na siya rin 'yung dahilan kung bakit ako nandito,” she said.

Imperial said de Guzman helped her grow not just as an actress but also as a person.

“Lahat lahat, parte siya no’n. Para sa akin sinend siya ni God para maging instrument para ma-notice din ako. Sad lang, honestly kasi hindi talaga nagtugma,” she said.

Does she regret anything that happened?

“Siguro 'yung winish ko, sana hindi namin minadali 'yung thing namin kasi kaka-break ko din lang noon. Well, hindi naman kami nagka-thing agad eh kasi ang tagal ko rin naman nag-move-on kay Paul (Salas),” she said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nonetheless, Imperial said she is not closing her doors on possibly falling in love again.

“Siguro malapit na pero hindi ko siya priority ngayon. Parang nakita ko 'yung sarili ko na kung paano ako ma-in love. Kailangan kong mag-focus sa work habang mainit pa,” she said.

“Kailangan kong mag-focus doon sa goal ko habang bata pa ako. Hindi ko dapat sayangin 'yung binibigay sa akin kasi may pamilya ako eh, may pangarap ako para sa pamilya ko,” she added.

De Guzman and Imperial first got close after being paired for "Araw Gabi." They were subject of romantic rumors, fueled by sweet gestures such as going to the ABS-CBN Ball together.